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The Exotic manga of GCDS 

In the shadow of a giant dinosaur, Giuliano Calza gives his audience of fans a collection that mixes teenage memories, manga psychedelia and Hawaiian suggestions with guaranteed commercial success   Irreverent, ironic, sometimes unscrupulous, the GCDS collection for spring summer 2020 is a hilarious manga…

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Gaultier in the Mirror 

Little coherence but plenty of amusement and mean feats of tailoring   An inflated card announced the Gaultier Paris show today, but the theme of the collection — Jean Paul Gaultier works in themes — was not padding. It was, by and large, optical illusion…

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The Book of Chanel 

With a library-themed show, Virginie Viard, Karl Lagerfeld’s anointed successor, proved that the storied French house was safe in her hands   When Massive Attack’s “Safe from Harm” rang out at the finale of Chanel’s haute couture show for Autumn/Winter 2019, it sounded a note…

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