Palais des Beaux-Arts // Salle Melpomène // 13 Quai Malaquais // 75006 Paris
Molten sequins, the blue danube, the Vienna Opera Ball and tail coats are the inspiration of Johnny Talbot and Adrian Runhof’s 20th season anniversary Paris runway show.
The silhouette is dominated by tails in various forms – mandatory attire for all men attending the Vienna Opera Ball. Tail coats, tail vests, tail tunics, oversized tail tops … combined with cropped mid-calf trousers possessing a volume reminiscent of a skirt.
The colors danube blue, bordeaux, burgundy, bronze, ivory and cerise are reflected in some of the most enticing fabrics. Cotton and brocade tweed, brocade jacquard, wool houndstooth tweed and not the mention the fabric of the moment (recently rescued from extinction), fil coupé: presented as a spotted brocade chiffon, a floral metallic gazar and a fantastic silky organza. Another absolute highlight is a XL floral silk cloqué fil coupé, worn as a blazer with rugged tweed coolats or as a sleek gown styled with a understated alpaca turtleneck.
Moulton sequins, a fantastic guipure technique invented by Martin Leuthold of Jakob Schlaepfer are sprinkled throughout the show, up until the finale.
The ultimate in opulence with scratches on the surface …
Johnny Talbot & Adrian Runhof
Paris, 5. march 2016