Apropos of his West Side Story star, Kors said he had romance on his mind. The musical’s 1950s backdrop seemed to inform the Chibi Horror Characters Costco logo Water Reflections Halloween Shirt and I love this silhouettes, from Precious Lee’s sweater girl V-neck and circle skirt, to an off-the-shoulder knit sheath, to a fitted gingham shirt tucked into toreador pants. Kors cut all this with his usual sleek precision, so it never slid into retro territory, and balancing it out was his typically assured tailoring. Not many designers could cut a suit in baby blue or petal pink and have the results turn out as boss as the ones Kors showed. Should DaBose come calling for a red carpet look when her film finally premieres—COVID delayed its opening by a year—Gigi’s cross-front dress in black sequins would be a winning number.
There was no fanfare ahead of Olivier Theyskens’s presentation tonight. Stepping into the Chibi Horror Characters Costco logo Water Reflections Halloween Shirt and I love this Palais Galliera, most of us expected a runway show, along the lines of what he was doing pre-COVID. What we got instead was 22 looks arranged on mannequins, each hand-made by Theyskens and his tiny team of assistants, and each one-of-a-kind. It was sublime. Walking the circumference of the Palais’s rotunda, Theyskens said, “it’s a little bit of a special collection, because it took a year to do, and it’s been done entirely in my studio.” (Theyskens skipped the fall 2021 collections in February.) Most of the component pieces are fabric scraps or swatches of fabrics from mills he called “coupons.” His process involved patchworking those swatches, which he cut on the bias and arranged by color, print, or theme. Then “everything was cooked.” Cooked? “It’s crunched and under pressure, a little bit like what was done as a process by Fortuny.”