Once again, Bella Hadid stole the show.
Alexandre Vauthier’s fall/winter 2017 Couture show gave nod to the heady days of Studio 54. With a set that resembled the iconic New York nightclub, models walked to a soundtrack of electronic disco, wearing sultry, shiny dresses that pointed to a more refined take of the era. Last season, silhouettes were short and racy, but the Vauthier girl continues to evolve. And while she still has a hedonistic soul, she’s less amped up and more into sexy French glamour circa the early ’80s this season.
As always, the fabrications were luxe and plentiful, ranging from the softest alligator skins to feathery boots and stoles, cropped fur jackets and silk organzas. Oversized and over-the-top jewelry by Goossens added another layer of texture and glitz to the collection.
The Vauthier girl is always confident in her sexuality, and whether she’s rocking a gown with slits running up the leg and down the chest as Bella Hadid did, or something more demure like a velvet bustier paired with cigarette pants, she always has a wink in her eye.
Click on the slideshow to check out backstage and the show.