Spring 2016’s Most Daring Divas

The standouts at the European spring collections? Ladies with an attitude.

March Inspiration Equation

Princess Merida from Brave + A Naum Gabo sculpture + an ostrich = Comme des Garçons’s walking work of art.

Brave: Courtesy of Disney; Ostrich, Comme des Garcons: Getty Images; Gabo’s Linear Construction NO. 4, 1959: Courtesy of the artist/Tate, London.


Seven years of bad luck + Captain Kirk + newsprint = Loewe’s reflective rebel.

Broken mirror, newsprint, Loewe: Getty Images; Captain Kirk: Courtesy of Paramount Television.


A floral tapestry + Rita Ora + King Louis XIV = Alexander McQueen’s craftsy courtesan.

Tapestry, Ora, King Louis XIV, Alexander McQueen: Getty Images.


Marlene Dietrich in Blonde Venus + autumn ferns + Big Bird = Moschino’s sensational showgirl

Blonde Venus: Courtesy of Everett Collection; Ferns, Big Bird and Moschino: Getty Images.


A rainbow + Stevie Nicks’s painting Rhiannon + Sean Penn in Fast Times at Ridgemont High = Chloé’s breezy beachcomber.

Rainbow, Chloe: Getty Images; Nicks’s Rhiannon, 1982: Courtesy of the artist; Fast Times at Ridgemont High: Courtesy of Universal Pictures.