The end of the 70s and the beginning of the 80s will always be a time that fashion designers of any age will look upon for inspiration. But for Maxime Simoëns, creative director of Azzaro, it’s more of a personal plight more than anything. The house that he currently designs for was established in the said era, which makes harkening back to it a fitting proposition for their Spring 2019 haute couture collection. At this show, the glamour of the iconic Studio 54 was back at its prime, touching upon many stylish icons who frequented the nightclub during its heyday. There were sleek, both in shimmering velvet and sparkling sequins, that were obvious tributes to the likes of Grace Jones and Bianca Jagger. The mini dresses, on the other hand, came to mind the glamorous supermodels, Jerry Hall and Marisa Berenson. Even the great Cher was reference by way of the show-stopping evening frocks that are as perfect for the red carpet as they are fit for the dance floor. Although the inspiration has been tried and tested numerous time, it’s always fun to celebrate old-school glamour on the runway.
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Photo : Yannis Vlamos