Alessandro Michele makes the past live in the present. For Spring/Summer 2019, he took us down to the former legendary night club in Paris: Le Palace, the hallowed ground of a late, great ‘70s and early-’80s club. For Michele, that would be the right place to ‘’reconnect high culture and popular culture’’.
Le Palace, haunt of Yves Saint Laurent, Jane Birkin, Karl Lagerfeld, Kenzo, Antonio Lopez, and all the great women muses of their circles, Michele paid tribute to all those people who made the history of the legendary club.
Cue glitter and Lurex and fringe, ostrich-feather showgirl fans, a pair of jeans cut like chaps with chains as suspenders (worn beneath a perfectly straight tweed blazer), a bedazzled jockstrap worn outside white tailored trousers, and a couple of boys in underpants, one of them a pair of Y-fronts in GG-logo canvas. There were also all the extravagant passages of couture-ish dresses with vastly elaborate ‘80s shoulder lines you expect from the designer – and a showing of impeccably cut ‘70s high-waisted, flared, nipped-torso suits.