On Aura Tout Vu Loves Lady Gaga, Underwater Creatures, and Interns
PARIS--This morning the Palais Royal gardens, where Marie Antoinette once frolicked around eating macaroons, were filled with journalists, buyers and giant bubble wrap monsters. This indeed is a suitable scenery for a show by over-the-top, theatrical French label On Aura Tout Vu (French for “You think you’ve seen it all”). Launched in 1998, the Paris-based designer couple likes to use childhood references ranging from Tim Burton movies, to Spike Jonze’s Where the Wild Things Are, or Luc Besson’s Chanel 5 Little Red Riding Hood advert. Their last show was a direct reference to Alice in Wonderland, and offered entire dresses made out cards, incorporating various props into the designs. This time, their collection, entitled "Fishing for Compliments," created an underwater universe, oscillating between Life Aquatic and a kitschy "Little Mermaid On Ice": sequins, geometry and much irony punctuated the aqua-tinted show.