PARIS – In an uncanny turn of events, “Moon River” crooner Andy Williams passed away, aged 84, around the same time the Rochas spring collection took place in Paris today, with its ’50s-era retro-glam inspiration. Pinched waists, pencil skirts, exaggerated Cinderella shapes – nearly all with the midriff bare, because not even designer Marco Zanini wants to see the corset return – dominated the runway at the Grand Palais. They were accessorized with headbands and court-ready sneakers, some of them laced up to the knee (ah, that’s where the corset laces went). Which brings us to the second theme of the show: tennis. This was a spring collection after all. Crisp white tops and sportif brocade skirts volleyed the message home. Round sunglasses, mostly white, were also ace.
Click on the slide show to see looks from Rochas’s spring 2013 collection.
Lee Carter is editor-in-chief of Hint Fashion Magazine.
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