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Backstage: Guy Laroche Fall/Winter 2019-20 Collection #Paris Fashion Week

Guy Laroche

Fashion week, Paris
winter 2019 2020, Guy Laroche

When the fashion frenzy is almost forgotten, it is always good to look back. Going through the Paris photos, I found Guy Laroche’s “Black marble” as see backstage.

And even with hindsight courtesy of the month that had passed, it is once again so obvious that rhis collection is a homage to Guy Laroche.

Laroche, the marble, as much a play on words, as an aesthetic gesture. Cutting and carving, a vocabulary adopted in Couture.

The stone itself, conjured by trompe-l’oeil on double-faced crêpe, flowing through draped jersey, or intimated on diaphanous chiffon, with gleaming veins chased in rhinestone embroidery.

Neoprene beveled to a sharp edge and seamlessly joined. Sculptural bags as if carved from polished marble. Legs enveloped in marbled viscose knit, seemingly petrified.

Lapidary eye shields mounted on a black lacquer frame, like portholes onto the unseen.

It’s a statement! It’s fashion at its best.

Photos by Yannis Vlamos, courtesy of Guy Laroche