I remember reading an interview with Marco Zanini about relaunching Schiaparelli and I was kind of excited because he described it so eloquently, as if it were to be some new type of luxury that was so expensive and rare and honestly I am so disappointed.
I think, with the exception of Chanel, every house needs to evolve and change over the years to keep up with the times. And especially when you’re relaunching such a storied fashion house, you have to find a balance between honoring the founder while keeping the fashion relevant. When you look at what Raf is doing at Dior, or what Wang is doing at Balenciaga, the shapes are all familiar but everything looks new. And then you get to houses like Balmain where you can’t even imagine Pierre Balmain ever doing the same thing, but it works because it’s a new age and things just can’t stay the same for decades and decades.
And these last two Schiaparelli shows literally just take you back to the fucking 30’s. I mean, the only client I can imagine even CONSIDERING wearing any of that stuff is Anna Piaggi and she is no longer with us.