Moncler In Bloom-------
“It’s always difficult to do Moncler for summer,” said Giambattista Valli at his Moncler Gamme Rouge presentation yesterday at the Musée d’Art Moderne. So what did the designer do? He took the feathers from the linings of his couture evening puffers and parkas and then embroidered them or printed them on the outside. Also in the luxe mix: gemstone and flower prints. The former—in a deep green jewel hue—occupied a dramatically lit small room lined floor to ceiling with moss that was very enchanted forest. The pièce de résistance, though, was a series of blousons in couture toile, each one densely appliquéd with more silk rosettes in swirling shades of berry than the last. The finale was a virtual flower bed that said spring had sprung with not a whiff of ski slope about it.