Valentino Paris Fashion Week Aw15
It is graphic as chess board with Sound of Music undertones – like Maria before she turned her back on the Lord and shacked with Captain von Trapp and his seven musically-ept spawn. It was sixties in a very ‘Qui êtes-vous, Polly Maggoo?’ way. It was long and meandering like the River Seine, or like a copse of silver birches, ending on a note of high camp. Or was it surprise sequel announcement in the form of everyone’s favourite male mannequins, Derek Zoolander and Hansel who manfully shrugged off his elegant double-breasted overcoat to reveal a silky sky blue chemise to great effect – and to great applause. Is there more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good looking? No, we don’t think there is.
By Natalie Dembinska and Ted Stansfield