Vauthier Rocks On-------
Alexandre Vauthier has been getting major play in Paris this week, from the python bomber Rihanna wore onstage at Bercy concert hall last Tuesday to the blue draped number worn by Emmanuelle Seigner at the César ceremony—the French Oscars—on Friday night.
In his showroom last week, the designer mulled the attention the music world in particular has brought him. “People say it’s super-sexy, but for me I just want to make women beautiful. When they are happy, I am happy. I’m working, that’s all.”
Vauthier has several things for Fall that are sure to make ‘em happy, onstage or off: The designer has been tailoring his jean shape (“not too high, not too low, and they lengthen the leg”); sharpening his smoking jacket; spinning out couture ideas on ready-to-wear basics like cocktail dresses with woven leather at the waist; and come up with his first RTW biker jacket. Another talking point: Vauthier’s Day 7 bag, which, thanks to clever stitching and hidden handles, does double duty as a roomy handbag by day or a clutch by night—perfect for the busy pop star on-the-go.