The electric black leather invitation promised some dark vibes and it was damn right! Nicolas Gesquierès riot girls didn’t disappoint at all:
Bursting with excitement I’ve entered the black hangar that was planted right next to the Fondation Louis Vuitton (which by the way holds an amazing art exhibition feat. Andy Warhol & Basquiat pieces). Just like last year the audience did not enter an ordinary venue but a high-tec spaceship that catapulted us to Ghesquierès futuristic dreamland.
Accompanied by sci-fi video projections and work-out beats the Vuitton girl squad entered the runway and I couldn’t decide what I wanted to rip off the models bodies first: The amazing leather jackets or the motocross pants / surfer shorts hybrids! There were silverish skirts, or should I say sequins that almost looked like fish scales, victorian blouses, denim overalls, zippered leather dresses, puffball skirts and chunky sandals.
The make-up had some sailor moonish vibes with silver painted ears, braided hair and deconstructed lashes (another Pat McGrath masterstroke) and the accessories are once more must-have candidates: Shoulder bags with chain link prints, mini trunks and leather drawstring bags aswell as motorcycle gloves of the leather or feather variety.
Which leads me to the following conclusions: a) Good girl gone bad never looked so sharp and b) the 80s are back, baby!