Vuitton started almost two hours late, so the Chado Ralph Rucci show became a playpen of sorts for just as long.
A Saudi princess fanned herself with her ostrich feather boa.
A woman with chipped red soles on her heels discussed, loudly, how much she liked McQueen. “Why aren’t you at Louis?” asked the bored editor next to her. Silence.
Meanwhile, the models actually ate all the food on the backstage table, a phenomenon which almost never happens – unless they’ve been there for three hours and need a distraction, which they might have since Bumble & Bumble decided to mirror Rucci’s couture techniques on their hair, and sew their braided buns in place with thread. It was intense, but beautiful.
When the show started, we realized two things:
1. These are some of the most beautifully made pieces we’ve ever seen.
2. We’d never pull them off because they’re like really glamorous mom clothes.
But if you’re in the mood to look like a modern grown up – a real one, with a job, a bank account, and a notion of upsweeps and pill box purses and replacing hoodies with shawls – this is definitely a collection to embody.
PS – Pay no attention to the bridal-gown-turned-poodle at the end; we noticed several editors averting their eyes in order to maintain composure… or something…