Paris Fashion Week is under way and there is much ado about nothing…so far, anyway. Love Dries van Noten. As the week goes on we will be slayed with fierceness from the usual suspects. The parties will be amazing, the hipness quotient will be high and the front row will be…well…whatever front rows are these days. A hodge-podge of faces and names that make it all worthwhile. Notably, Balenciaga had a groovy front row with Catherine Deneuve, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Orlando Bloom and Salma Hayek. That’s pretty cool, I’d say. Anyhooo, now onto the far more pressing topic of the day, the ridiculousness of Pierre Cardin. Far be it from me to not have the utmost respect for the man who changed the industry. After all, he made pens chic. With his ground-breaking contribution to licensing coupled with his reputation for futuristic fashion, at a time when Cosmonauts were circling the globe, Cardin tapped into the zeitgeist of the 60’s and etched his place in fashion history. Somewhere between then and now however, he decided to show 200 for Spring ’11, which must have been THE ONLY place to be…for a gigantic, comedic fashion romp. OK, there were a few good pieces…but I have said this countless times…hire me to edit your collection. I tend to find five looks out of twenty in many shows that the world could live without. Now, imagine the number of looks that should have been edited out from yesterday’s Pierre Cardin show. So anyway, here it goes. Get ready.
Pierre Cardin Does It Again…And Again…And Again
Sep 30, 2010Fashion