It’s funny when you compare the aesthetic between Paris and NYC. Now that the Paris shows are in full force this week in the City of Lights, I’ve corresponded with Zac Posen who just showed (to top European reviews) for the first time there. Zac, in this exclusive video shot in NYC (captured for Hudson above) takes some jibes by Kimora Lee Simmons, acting annoyed that she’s not a sample size. “I’m an eight!” she says, contrary to what appears to be a much more voluptuous frame. But it also calls to mind the difference between the public style consciousness between Paris and NYC.
Here in the States, with the advent of reality celebs like the Kardashians, a fuller frame seems more acceptable whereas in Paris, long and lithe still remains the most coveted. Zac sent word that he took in Galliano’s show and Yohji Yamamoto. He refers to both collections as full of “desire and confidence.” Yohji — the prince of architectural black — dedicated his latest collection to rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix. Galliano went with longer lengths of silk tulle and empire cuts, recalling the Twenties. He overlapped these with nifty mid-length trench coats, which I’d like to add would be ‘tres chic’ with Hudson jeans. Ooh la la!