Pierre Cardin Runway… What’s Happening Here? – Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2011

September 30th, 2010 // 2 Comments

I want to laugh and then cry, and then laugh really hard again. Pierre Cardin, what’s going on in that head of yours… on second thought, I’m not quite sure I want to know. Pierre Cardin’s Spring/Summer 2011 runway show at Paris Fashion Week was unfortunate. I think he’s laying down some stiff competition for throwback thrift stores. The collection was so unbelievably disjointed, you’d think there was a scheduling conflict between two preposterous shows on the same runway.

Half of the collection involved mini floral nightgowns with sheer capelets sporting over-sized fabric flowers, while the other half was dowdy and dreary 1970′s office wear. Sitting upon various models’ heads were lampshade-esque hats or salon hair dryer hoods. As each look caused me to raise my eyebrows higher and higher, I was still totally unprepared for the ending of the show: patent leather mad scientist jackets and “Mother Ginger” type tent dresses from The Nutcracker… I was waiting for small children dressed as bon-bons to dash out from underneath the velour and scamper into the audience. In reality, this collection was so ridiculous, dated, and bizarre that I’d seriously rather tell you that a picture is truthfully worth a million words. Or in this case, one: No. Just no.

I would like to see Lady Gaga in one of the Mother Ginger tent dresses. I actually think this would be a step towards normalcy for her. As for the menswear, these blazer/turtleneck combos might be right up Marc Anthony‘s alley. OK, maybe pre-Jennifer Lopez. *sigh*

By Hannah Niequist

  1. geneva

    Here’s what I don’t get… I love watching Project Runway – but the judges are so harsh on the designers constantly reminding them what fashion is REALLY all about – yadaa-yadaa-yadaa. Yet, there’s this outfit from a famous and successful designer which smacks of crap. I’d love to see a Project Runway show where the contestants are the designers from all of these high-end couture shows and see what the judges have to say about their creations. Cause somehow I don’t see this outfit passing the test on Project Runway.

  2. leonora

    what can I say about the person who wrote it…. miserable. when bags bite a great master nothing really happen. Author has plenty of personal issues one of them – stupidity etc. etc I don’t want to waist my time for the comment. Just wanted to let you know – article isn’t profound and stupid. I’ve been there… I talked to Cardin, I perfectly know all his staff etc.

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