trick or treat
We’ve been back from Paris for just over a week, so we’re still in process mode—trying to parse the meaning of Spring’s sheer dresses, and the reasons why designers as different as Calvin Klein‘s Francisco Costa and Donatella Versace added all manner of geometric flaps and appendages to their clothes. With Halloween on the horizon, we couldn’t help but notice that many of Spring’s more eccentric creations seem tailor-made for a costume party—a very, very chic costume party. Sophia Kokosalaki‘s Egypt collection provided ample material for any gal with an Elizabeth Taylor fixation; the only thing missing from her modern-day Cleopatras was the electric-blue eyeshadow. Is Disney more your speed? This Dolce & Gabbana dress comes complete with Minnie Mouse ears. Speaking of fauna, Moschino Cheap & Chic had a beautiful butterfly-wing gown. Should you prefer a more postmodern getup, may we suggest something from Gareth Pugh‘s first-ever Paris show? As Tim Blanks put it in our review, the vibe was very “Joan Crawford meets Predator.” Along similar lines, John Galliano showed a look best described as one part Napoleon, another part Josephine. For more on the shows, click here. But may we remind you, getting your hands on any one of these looks by October 31 will take the skills of a pro. If you don’t already have your own stylist on speed dial, you’re probably better off at Ricky’s.
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- editor matthew schneier covers all the news in style, from high street to high fashion, with dispatches from new york, l.a., london, paris, milan, tokyo, beijing, and more