Spring RTW 2012
Paris Fashion Week
Model: Karlie Kloss
(Paraphrased from Style.com)
Designer Alber Elbaz insists that, by the time he’s subjected it to his design process, there is almost nothing recognizable left of the story with which he starts each new collection. Before the show, he mentioned he had in mind an angel in hell, but as he drew and drew, the angel returned to earth.
This might have been the collection where Elbaz truly embraced sex. It was a major contributor to the strength of the show, along with those shoulders, which he was quick to point out had nothing to do with eighties padded power dressing. “Power you can buy in a bank,” he said. “I prefer strength.” Against which he paraded sheer tulle dresses that conveyed a nothing-to-hide vulnerability.