PARIS--A.P.C. founder Jean Touitou may be a through-and-through Frenchman, but he sure has a way with the English language. Some choice tidbits from today's presentation, where he walked us through fall 2013, first in French then in English:
On YSL Then-and-Now: "We used the couture fabric mill that YSL uses. The real YSL. Not the thing that is going on right now."
On chunky white sneakers worn with tights and skirts, Working Girl-style: "Sometimes it does create a nice silhouette."
On crazy-high pumps: "At some point it is okay not to wear heels."
On American girls in Paris: "They try to be not as sexy. Because they are too sexy."
On school-run chic: "I call it faux casual. This is the most difficult thing to achieve."
On France and the French wardrobe: "When France disappears any year now... When our economy collapses, there will still be a sense of correctness in the dressing. Not enough, not too much."
On what A.P.C. is not: "It's not conceptual. Some people do [conceptual] very well. Others do shit."
On women wearing a dress with no tights in certain areas of Paris: "They will hear, 'suck my dick' if they go out like this in some neighborhoods. Yes, I can say dick. Dick, dick, dick, pussy, dick.'