Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear
March 7, 2017
• Could we have asked for a better way to end Paris fashion week? I think not.
• For her Fall 2017 Miu Miu show, Miuccia Prada decided to turn the Palais d’Iéna into a true Miu Miu oasis, replete with purple “eco fur” that lined, well, the entire space, from the art deco staircase to the mammoth columns, to the celeb-lined seating. It looked like something out of a cotton-candy dream, and it was easily one of the sweetest spectacles of PFW.
• This glamorous, 1960s-tinged escape seemed the perfect antidote to the fact that the world is quite frankly crumbling around us. If you’re going to go out, why not go out surrounded by lavender fuzz and kitschy cat prints, the latter of which were stamped all over a louche pajama-esque ensemble.
• The palette was pastel, and the prints—including that kitty style—were decidedly psychedelic, perhaps a sly nod to Paris’ 1968 student protests. Leave it to Miuccia to make politics plush.
• There was a purple peacock on a pleated mini dress, paired with a pastel faux fur hat; a telephone print top-and-trousers look in retro brown, yellow, orange, and baby blue hues was topped with a cream and orange faux pouf; a sultry feather-print slip dress came down the runway with a yeti-style pink chubby and a rhinestone-embellished faux cap.
• To put it briefly, this was girly, carefree fun through and through.
• Also in line with this dress-up chest dream theme? Frocks made from giant pink paillettes, some of which were amped up with lavish crystal accents.
• On the whole, this lineup was at once whimsical, joyful, and poignant, a trio one can really only find at Miu Miu.