Faye Dunaway’s Bonnie Parker was Sophie Théallet‘s muse for fall 2011. Bits of dialogue from Bonnie and Clyde were spliced in with the show’s soundtrack, which featured Serge Gainsbourg’s “Bonnie and Clyde.” Models wore black berets and black ribbon chokers were tied around their necks so that the ribbon hung down their backs for a bit of a girly touch.
Théallet gave Bonnie Parker’s iconic 1967 wardrobe a subtle, slightly more feminine update: the hallmark slouchy men’s style suiting was there, as were shimmering silk blouses wrapped in a deep vee–the collars made to look like the lapels on a jacket, but there were also cute color blocked knits paired with A-line skirts and precious little cardigans over gauzey dresses. Théallet is known for her dresses (Mrs. O is a fan), and usually her creations are fuller and flouncier, a bit more boho. It was almost as if Théallet’s sweeter girl of seasons past was fighting to be seen amidst a collection to dress bad girl Bonnie Parker–and sometimes the good girl won out, adding little bows at the neckline of dresses.
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