PARIS -- The crowd was wound up for
And coincidentally, his fall collection was designed with a film in mind.
The inspiration: Tony Scott's stylish 1983 vampire thriller, "The Hunger," starring
The look: Night butterfly, according to the show notes, which amounted to a look that was femme fatale-meets-ingenue. Blouses with jeweled collars tucked into menswear-inspired trousers. Super-short, wrap miniskirts worn with men's shirts or jeweled cardigans. Coats and jackets with bottom halves that zip off. Leopard burnout velvet blouse and slim black pants. Jeweled sweater dresses. Minidresses with cutouts, or painted with geometric lines.
The verdict: Uneven. Some of the pieces (the openwork sweaters with allover pompom details, for example) came out of nowhere and made it hard to buy Mabille's sexy vibe. But I gotta rent that movie.