Nora Attal, a British-Moroccan model, appeared at Paris Fashion Week to showcase the newest offerings from French luxury brand Lanvin.
According to The Associated Press, “References to the 1940s, 1980s, the 18th century, the medieval and the Renaissance mingled together inside the historic arches of Paris’ thirteenth century College of Bernardins. Yet despite these myriad styles, Lanvin’s fall-winter collection remained a pared down affair — simply chic, and intentionally lacking in adornments and embellishments.”
Shirts with stud-like polka dots and slit skirt suits and coats added some wonderful finishing touches. Another piece was a textured pink coat from the 1940s with sloping shoulders. A black satin gown skillfully matched the angle of the stone arches in the background with a diagonal dynamism.
The show's simplicity belied the inner passion of Lanvin’s designer Bruno Sialelli. The house quoted the Swedish American Sculptor Claes Oldenburg, who died last year, as saying: “Making things What fun! And things being made, Go away!” as per The AP.
Attal showcased a black coat with softly sloping shoulders, which she wore with a black button-up shirt and floor-length pants.
Avril Lavigne, a US singer, was among the celebrities who sat beneath the Gothic-style arches to observe the most recent creations of the oldest couture house, which softly makes one think about the past.
At other locations during Paris Fashion Week on Sunday, vehicles snaked for blocks dropping off numerous VIPs for Valentino's "black tie" show while the adjacent Arc de Triomphe was illuminated by the city's nighttime lights. A star-studded collection by designer Pierpaolo Piccioli included androgyny and sartorial concepts that deconstructed the suit.
It was the quiet before the storm as Brooklyn Beckham and Nicole Peltz basked in the flashes of the cameras inside the opulent Hotel Salomon de Rothschild. Then, as 8 o'clock drew near, throngs of fashion aficionados scrambled for seats at one of the highly anticipated Paris events.
There were large white polka dots on sheer black blouses. A white shirt with a black tie were transformed into an all-encompassing floor-length gown. Several plumes skillfully protruded from a striking feather coat with black and white stripes.
The focus of the show was thin black ties, and variations on the white shirt were everywhere. At times, these elements drew comparisons to Celine's creative director Hedi Slimane. Furthermore, A long wool citrine coat or an emerald green leather poncho-jacket are just two examples of the on-trend eye-popping color that were used to offset the monochrome mood.