Jean Touitou is celebrating A.P.C.'s 25th anniversary this year, but he's still as hands-on as ever. This morning, he personally narrated the label's modest presentation of 16 looks at its newly renovated sixth arrondissement headquarters. A huge, curving vintage leather couch was trucked in for the appointments, which was fitting because, as Touitou explained, the clothes were inspired by a German nanny "sometime in the seventies who doesn't mean to be sexy but is."
The lineup was typical A.P.C.: denim on denim, cheeky jumpsuits, printed halter dresses, flat gum-soled sandals, all vaguely retro but still right on the money. A jean jacket with a little kick at the hem worn with a matching pencil skirt had some admirers, as did a pair of high-waisted jeans. Vanessa Seward's collaboration with the brand has expanded, and her prints added to the winsome feeling.