Photos courtesy Alexandre Vauthier
When it comes to his creative juices and house image, Alexandre Vauthier likes to let his couture show do all the talking, opting, for the ready-to-wear season, to focus on his sales showroom. Neat racks of perfectly cut, sexy-chic basics and eveningwear come grouped into the key colours of the latest couture collection — in this case black-and-white, fuchsia, green and lilac — and codes, like graphic lacing details.
With his pick-and-mix approach, the designer, moving roiund the space, presented a white, belted cropped jacket and four pairing options, from tailored Bermuda shorts to a white column bustier gown. In the mix were polka-dot chiffon blouses, cropped bikers and summery ruched cotton voile dresses dotted with tiny sequins to add a hint of sparkle.
It’s a formula that is working for Vauthier as the go-to designer for a number of powerful Parisians. (Paris Opera Ballet director Aurélie Dupont at the opening fund-raising gala for the 2017-18 season of the Paris Opera Ballet on Sept. 21 took her stage bow in one of his disco metallic purple dresses, and Brigitte Macron is a fan of his six-button double-breasted jackets and peacoats.)