Post-Apocalypse Sirens, "Mad Men" Wives in Paris
From sirens of the apocalypse to sixties chic housewives, picture perfect on the arms of their "Mad Men," Paris had something for everyone on day one of the City of Light's fall-winter 2010-11 ready-to-wear displays Wednesday.
Gareth Pugh, Britain's angel faced bad boy, served up post-apocalyptic man-eaters in bulky, nuclear holocaust-ready motorcycle jackets and leather leggings, while designer Marco Zanini's collection at Rochas looked as if he'd raided the closets of Betty Draper, Joan Holloway or one of the other sixties glamazons from the hit series "Mad Men."
Glamazons of another ilk ruled the catwalk at Dries Van Noten, where the Belgian designer once again earned his stripes as a critical favorite with a collection that seamlessly wove together elements culled from such disparate sources as 1950s-era couture, military gear and menswear.
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