July 02, 2013 Paris
Gn has a healthy obsession with fabric, specifying organdy instead of organza for its stiff sheerness, using Mikado silk to give a beaded limeade caftan more form, and ordering an exclusive dégradé papery tweed from Mahlia Kent (its transition from orange to gold to black evoked city lights shimmering on a harbor). He said he made the very literal association of Resort with getaway to arrive at the coral brocade that appeared on a dress coat and evening dress alike. And yet these are hardly vacation togs—good luck packing all those beaded-bodice crinoline gowns. They numbered at least a dozen, which registered as a few too many. Then again, a high-profile client could probably buy the whole lot for the price of a couture jacket.