March 05, 2009 Paris
The luxury element was clear. The designer's haute bums mixed their crystal-edged brown tweed coats and jackets with high-waisted leopard-print pants or laser-cut eyelet skirts. Dresses came with high necks, strong shoulders, and long sleeves, with a whiff of the eighties that was echoed in a gray funnel-neck coat.
Where the hobo bit came in was tougher to suss out. Maybe it was all that laser-cutting—not only on a high-necked eyelet blouse and long skirt, but also later on a leopard dress and a longish man's jacket and vest in tweed. It's anybody's guess how the crystal-studded miniature dogs perched on the models' shoulders fit the story line; in any case, Fifi and Lulu probably won't find too many real-world owners. As for the clothes, they'll stand a better chance sans the holes.