British-American designer Stella McCartney slashed a bubblegum pink disco-debutante dress in taffeta at the bottom – giving it a surreal shrunken effect – and paired it with billowing pants that make the model’s legs disappear.
It was deceptively simple, like many of the 39 looks in the fastidiously-constructed display at Paris Fashion Week. A loose green silk gown was jazzed up with a visually-kinetic African print of microphone and all held in place by a single shoulder ruffle.
Elsewhere, the unadulterated – and intentionally – bad taste of the ‘80s was in vogue.
An over-dyed washed jumpsuit, in a denim series, came in acid green that gave one particular guest a feeling of deja-vu.
The acid styles had some front-row celebrities recalling their heady youth as they tapped their heels to the music.
“There were some throwbacks to me, to the ‘80s. Acid green and yellow denim. I’m sure I had a jacket that colour,” said singer Kylie Minogue, 49, who first found fame in that decade of fashion excess.
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