Talk about a high-octane way to end a Tuesday of haute couture. This evening, Alexandre Vauthier turned Paris’ Grand Palais into a pumping ode to Studio 54 complete with disco balls, strobe lighting, a pink haze of dry ice and Bella Hadid in a plunging sequin frock.
“The vision was sophisticated, modern and ultra chic,” she said, “but there was also a fun twist with the Studio 54 disco vibes.”
Those boots: “They were a brand new shape, under the knee with a very tubular structure.”
The jingle jangle Swarovski sandals: “Using Swarovski has became a real signature for us but we try to reinvent them and reinterpret them in a different way every season. This time we went for moving Swarovski tassels which made the feet sparkle with every step.”
The giant bows: “Alexandre always does bows so I took them from the clothing and put them on the shoes.”
The pumps: “We also did a very classic pump silhouette but with modern cuts and PVC inserts.”
The feathers: “There were these huge boots made out of feathers – fun but in a sophisticated way.”
The frosted lace: “The lace boots were covered in hand-positioned Swarovski crystals; see-through and sexy. We wanted them to look like a red carpet gown with the structure of a fierce boot.”
The last word, however, goes to Mr Vauthier himself.
“Sometimes couture can be super serious but I think it can still be fun,” he said. “You can have the most expensive clothes in the world but it’s a question of attitude. Enjoy beautiful things but don’t be obsessed.”
Now there’s some advice worth taking.
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