FASHION

The Drape Escape at Balenciaga, Givenchy, Lacroix and Comme des Garçons

Looks from Balenciaga and Givenchy.A goddess comes in many variations, as do the draped clothes that adorn her. Just that was exemplified on the Paris runways as a handful of designers demonstrated the graceful technique...


A goddess comes in many variations, as do the draped clothes that adorn her. Just that was exemplified on the Paris runways as a handful of designers demonstrated the graceful technique for several wide-ranging looks. At Balenciaga, Nicolas Ghesquiere took draping to an exaggerated, oversize effect, as shown on this satiny number. Riccardo Tisci, meanwhile, went ethereal at Givenchy with elegant snow-white folds, and Christian Lacroix chiced-up the method by topping his graceful draped dress with a fluffy fur collar. Comme des Garçons‘ Rei Kawakubo gave his looks a more structured hand à la big camp-style blankets folded just so.

Looks from Christian Lacroix and Comme des Garçons.

All photos: Giovanni Giannoni.