This season, Alexandre Vauthier explored the very essence of French couture: le chic Parisien absolu. ‘’It’s really a question of allure, of certain color codes, the good balance between, say, embroidered or not embroidered. It’s the chic of having clothes with an impeccable cut, on which hours of artisanal savoir faire were spent, but which don’t look ostentatious or too exuberant. I wanted to express a balanced luxury, but extreme.’’ – the designer explained.
Playing with classic couture codes, with nods to Yves Saint Laurent and poufy skirts à la Christian Lacroix, Vauthier unleashed only a sprinkling of his signature disco elements. The collection was less risky and overtly sexy than seasons past, and all for the better for it.