"It was one of the most successful season's we'd ever had!" states the press release of the bourgeois-inspired collection. The sixties, the shapes, the balck-white, the luxurious textures... When chic meets sauvage.
To those who have never see the famous French movie "Belle de Jour" starrring Catherine Deneuve (the ice beauty), it is the story of a properly bourgeois and well-behaved woman's extreme sensuality, including prostitution, masked rendez-vous in the Bois de Boulogne, and the contrast with her extremely rigid real life. The opposition is also met by the outfits she chooses, famous is the very stricy black dress with a white schoolgirl collar. What you see might not be what you get is what I remember from it.
Dolce&Gabbana's FW 95-96 collection took inspiration directly from the movie and from this intriguing type of woman making it ever more obvious with S&M inspired outfits opposed to herringbone coats (yet laminated with plastic).
An image of the press release and statuesque models Nadia and Linda portraying the strong and powerful femme riche. On the left Catherine Deneuve from a scene.
The famous boots that made the models battle backstage. Sixties' shapes for the dressesand an unusual importance given to overcoats.
Whips and seemingly nightgowns. A game of black and white.
Trenchcoats and a game of sheers.
Or all black? It depends what's under the coat...
Styled by Yuri Ahn
Text by Acelya Yonac