Paris fashion houses showcase designs inside top art museums

From the dizzying heights of the Pompidou Center to the…

DF Staff - September 16, 2021 0
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From the dizzying heights of the Pompidou Center to the high halls of the Musee d’Orsay, Parisian fashion houses showed off the city’s most famous art museums on Monday as they got close to finishing their ready-to-wear collections.

On the second-to-last day of the season, people watched as bright fall-winter styles wound around marble sculptures, avant-garde installations, and Oscar-winning actors.

Stella McCartney was one of the first designers to hold a show on top of the French National Museum of Modern Art. The collection was also based on the work of a modern artist.

Stella McCartney’s Ready to Wear Fall/Winter 2022-2023 collection was shown for the first time at Paris Fashion Week on Monday, March 7, 2022. A model is wearing a piece from the collection.
Stella McCartney’s fall-winter collection was inspired by her namesake, the American artist Frank Stella, who is known for his geometric patterns.

A cream and brown striped faux-fur coat that looked like a dressing gown and was inspired by the artist Stella’s use of straight lines set the retro tone right away. It was a rare move for a brand that is usually modern and sporty, but it was done in a fun way. This first look had big shoulders that made a statement and skinny arms. It also had a big flappy belt that looked like it was almost ready to pull the coat open in a seductive way.

’70s details like rounded shoulders and big labels were used in McCartney’s more somber-than-usual styles. For example, a long, dark coat with large proportions reminded people of the geometric lines of Stella, who is 85 years old and had to sign off on all the runway looks.