January 22, 2012 Paris
The rectangle dress—a simple swatch of crepe draped and stitched to a smaller back panel—has a modern allure that belies its decades-old origins. Same goes for Vionnet's trademark Grecian gathering and draping, which looked particularly fresh here on an evening top with an asymmetric train that trailed behind one leg of a pair of tapering pants.
Accessories and jewelry are also in these designers' purview. The twins put their sensible, chic stamp on shoes with substantial heels that are low enough to do some serious stomping around in. Smart.