March 03, 2012 Paris
Gn loves it luxe, and his chosen Victorian motif gave him carte blanche to pile on the jet beads and other embroideries. At times you wanted him to scale back—lose the fishnets, say, or the black lace chokers. A couple of the evening gowns looked too period with their black ribbon lacings. Another dress with elaborate beadwork tracing the torso was too gothic.
That said, though, there were charmers in addition to that first coat. The white blouse with chiffon latticework around the shoulders that accompanied a flippy black skirt had a modern look about it, as did a stretch jersey black dress with hand-cut and -appliquéd lace above the bust and on the sleeves.