Giambattista Valli told Vogue that his influence for the show was an old 1968 photograph by Henri Cartier-Bresson in which a younger, fashionably clad lady gets the side-eye from an older and more staid one. He said:
“It’s what I learned from Paris,” said Valli. “Women here have a very feminist attitude in a very modern way. They’re very complex. They don’t care about any critics. They just want to be themselves. This I love about French women. They’re very free, very faithful to themselves.”
In Paris, history repeats itself. Anyone who’s ever worn, oh, say, a head-to-toe tie-dye outfit from Dries Van Noten’s ‘Rave and Renaissance’ collection to Brasserie Lipp circa 2014 and been shown to a table in the very back room despite a half-empty restaurant would recognize that attitude.
I mean… I assume that’s a personal anecdote in there from the writer? It’s so specific that it seems like it’d be funny to about three people in the know, and everyone else would do what I did and roll their eyes and be like, “Okay, dude. Calm down.”
The clothes here are a bit all-over-the-place, in a similar “f*ck it” kind of way, but plenty will make their way to the red carpet.