Three things you should know (and love) about Rochas' fall 2012 show:
1. For fall, designer Marco Zanini was inspired by the ceramics of Swedish artist Willhelm Kage. According to Style.com, Zanini collects his work. The square prints that permeated the collection--in metallics on overcoats, on pleated jacquard skirts paired with belted knits, on thick granny cardigans, in bright variations on flared pants, on blazers, on everything, really--come courtesy Kage's glazed pottery. (See example above.)
2. The inspiration for the clothes may have come from a lofty obscure artistic place but the hair and the barrettes that held it together in that librarian-chic way came straight from the street. According to Emily Weiss at Into the Gloss, the barrettes were glazed cinammon sticks purchased by hairstylist Eugene Souleiman for 50 cents a pop in the Marais. How can you not love that? High-low at its best.
3. Prints were granny/librarian/hipster-chic on daywear (thick framed glasses and anything granny-ish inevitably conjure up hipster) but playful and flirty on evening wear. A floor length printed silk gown revealed plenty of cleavage but a bow tacked underneath the bust line softened the sex appeal. Other gowns had full skirts with a ruffle for a flourish at the hem. Hailee Steinfeld, I think this one has your name on it.
4. Oh and Olivia Palermo was there in the front row. Reporting for her site perhaps?