Roland Mouret cited Catherine Deneuve in 1983′s vampire flick The Hunger as inspiration for his fall 2013 collection. But in reality, it’s less about that specific character and more about an attitude. A Parisienne attitude. “Paris demands something of me,” he said in the show notes. “It inspires me to make the show collection more ‘Parisienne’ each season.”
You could see these influences in the patchwork leopard print, little black leather dress and a black menswear coat accented with leather—it was lady, but just a bit tougher. The first set of looks, however, used more classic Mouret techniques. Origami-like folds created sharp peplums at the waist and pants that looked like they had spats attached from the ankle to the knee. While Mouret’s galaxy dress has surely seen its day, he still owes a lot to it.