PARIS--Referencing shades of Givenchy and vintage Tom Ford, the Turkish designer Hakaan Yildirim turned out a collection of modernized Studio 54 fare that would be a hit with former Beatrice Inn attendees and Le Baron enthusiasts alike.
The relatively new designer is best known for his love of come-hither structured sexiness and his elite fashion friends--namely Carine Roitfeld (she put him on the map three seasons back) and his creative director Mert Alas (of the photog duo Mert & Marcus).
Although Carine was not in attendance last night, there were plenty of A-list catwalkers to make up for her absence. Mariacarla Boscono opened the show--a progression of smoldering pieces in black, white, gray, red, and nude. Standout looks included silk tuxedo jackets (a key item for fall), precisely tailored pants, and a gown worn by Daphne Groeneveld that looked like the modern-day interpretation Madame X's gown in John Singer Sargent’s famous portrait (but with more side boob). Although provocative, Hakaan’s seductive clothing never veers in the way of Kardashian and displays a real sense of French restraint. **All images: Imaxtree.