This is the second time designer Demna Gvasalia has taken over Paris couture week to showcase an upcoming Vetements collection. Give it a few years and it might become as traditional as a couture show’s being closed by a bride. But more about that later.
Fashion’s arch disruptor staged his couture takeover today in Paris’ Centre Georges Pompidou. Models entered and exited via two escalators — a riff, no doubt, on Louis Vuitton’s famous spring 2013 show in the Louvre’s Cour Carrée.
Titled “Stereotypes,” it took street casting to the next level and featured a motley crew one might expect to encounter on the escalators of a busy station. There was the broker, commando, eccentric old lady, windbreaker-sporting tourist and so on.
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There was also the bride. Everyone’s spotted the odd bride on the subway after all. As for this one, she’d teamed her gown with Vetements’ signature cigarette lighter sock boots.