Looks by Andrew Gn, saved by embellished buckles and sexy straight lines
Two designers truly stylish gals turn to each season– YSL’s Stefano Pilati and Andrew Gn– took a turn for funeral rites in the past couple days in Paris. Pilati, who sent out mostly dark frocks (some with capes) and long dark trousers with black or white blouses topped with a thick gold chain — think rosary beads– told the press “It’s about protection.”
How sad! If fashion cannot provide an escape and freedom, we might as well all hide under our blankets with flashlights. Ironically, Pilati shone in those looks that departed from his cloaked motif: here a canary yellow ensemble and violet dress with Seventies tie.
Andrew Gn excels more with his black ‘Puss in Boots’ idea. He creates belts with excellent rhinestone studded buckles and straight collars indicating a serious dame with a naughty edge. Still, again, in the odd moments of color: the romantic periwinkle blouse or red one-shouldered frock, he took it home.
Hopefully springtime in Paris will not seem as cloudy in the days to come.
Stefano Pilati in PROTECTIVE mode