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The ’80s Are Officially the Decade That Will Never Die

At least not if Alexandre Vauthier and Bella Hadid have their way.

Molly SJ Lowe

Being invited to an Alexandre Vauthier couture show is like winning the golden ticket to party with the cool kids. The music is great, clothes are flawless, and everyone around you is beautiful. We’re looking at you, Bella Hadid.

For this season’s spring 2018 couture collection, Vauthier took the party back to the nightclubs of the early ’80s, when the New Romantics movement ruled London.

“It was all big volumes and geometric shapes, but also super poetic,” Vauthier said of that period.

He drew heavily from the 1983 movie The Hunger, starring Catherine Deneuve and David Bowie as vampires. Shoulders were strong and exaggerated, while ruffled shirts, a trademark of the era, were blown into supersized proportions and paired with sequined drainpipe skinnies.

Makeup artist Lisa Butler was heavy-handed with the magenta blush, accentuating the cheekbones and the side of the forehead. Eyes were dark and featured a strong bottom liner, while lips were a glossy pink.

This season saw the debut of Vaultier’s collaboration with iconic French eyewear brand Alain Mikli on four styles of sunglasses (with Kate Moss fronting the campaign!). While the brand has collaborated with various fashion brands including Jeremy Scott, this is its first couture show.

Click through for all the behind-the-scenes photos with models like Bella Hadid, and see how the show came together.


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