Alexis Mabille Makes His Menswear Debut
French fashion darling Alexis Mabille has always dabbled in menswear, but yesterday was the first time he had a spot on Paris’ men’s calendar. A certified dandy, he sent out clothes in his own image—from a silver sequined tartan cardigan to a black and gold brocade bolero to a sleeveless “smoking” with undone signature bow tie. But the most memorable part of the production, which took place at the city’s famed tea salon Angelina, just might have been his show notes. Even office attire received “dictatorial attention to cut,” as Mabille put it, the better to render the stomach flat and the buttocks “arrogant.” Arrogant? Better than saggy, we say. Men.style.com has more coverage of the Paris men’s collections.