Alfred Hitchcock would be thrilled by the birds at Rochas’s fall 2015 show the swallows, actually, so chosen as a nod to the house’s 1934 fowl-focused collection which landed today in Paris, cast in a (occasionally glitter-outlined) silhouette and what was actually a series of very Tippi Hedren-approved silhouettes, now that you mention it. But it was the 1930s that Alessandro Dell’Acqua looked to for fall 2015 (a good three decades pre Tippi’s heyday), sending out romantic ruffled sweetheart necklines neatly perched above thickly belted mid-calf-length skirts, or blousy fur tops with rounded shoulders blooming from those same nipped waists.
Photos via Instagram by @andreajankeofficial live from the show
Prim toppers were in shades of marigold and taupe and sometimes boasted fur patch pockets or tied at the neck with a bow. Open-backed woolen sheath dresses sauntered out under shaggy fur bomber jackets, or alone, with swathes of a different jacquard fabric rippling under their belts. There was a deliberate weight to some of these looks, accented by the thickly luxe, gem-encrusted sea urchin style beading on the heels of some pumps (the others, of course, were fur) for the decidedly grounded. Then again, others like a series of transparent black Chantilly lace trapeze dresses trimmed in marabou with subtle polka-dot accents, or the looks rendered in sky blue organza, dotted with those same skyward creatures were as light as air. And as Hitchcock knew, sometimes the best drama is delivered with the subtlest touch.
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Photo Credit/Source: ROCHAS
Photos: Marcus Tondo / Indigitalimages (runway)
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