If there’s anyone who knows how to do drama, it’s Olivier Theyskens. Even in his most bare and slightly simplistic offering, there’s still a lot of drama behind ever stitch and within every seam. His Fall 2019 show during Paris Fashion Week can attest to that. In a cold and somber day in the romantic capital, Theyskens paraded look upon the look of exquisite tailoring and elongated silhouettes that implied high drama but wasn’t that overt about it. A lot of the shapes, particularly the longer ones, harkened back to his days in Nina Ricci, where he was arguably his most romantic. Here, however, there was a severity that was stronger than his signature fragility, and one can assume that his muse this season has seen a lot in her life. Still, the tailoring was impeccable and was the star of the show! Each piece embraced the body in such definite precision that they looked as if they were constructed on the models themselves. Whether it was an all-black day suit or a show-stopping ball gown, this was high fashion at its finest. Thank goodness the industry still has the likes of Theyskens to bring some much-needed drama into the commercially-driven business!
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