June 27, 2014 Paris
Indeed, Gn realizes that there will always be a ready need for black and white, and in stripping the color, he drew the eye to asymmetrical placements of lace directly along hemlines, and used hot pants and city shorts as a natural balance for the fluid, vaguely petal-shaped tops. Waists were often defined by bows as if—perhaps too literally—he'd gathered his flowers into bouquets. And Gn did manage to let them grow wild across a full-length, full-skirted gown or two. Whether your eye delights at these creations will depend on whether you are a maximalist with a soft spot for the Belle Époque or a minimalist who prefers ease of movement. As any André Le Nôtre or William Kent enthusiast will agree, garden styles are deeply subjective.