Jacquemus hits the headlines with a timeless fashion show at Versailles

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Once again, Simon Porte Jacquemus created a buzz with his latest off-calendar mixed fashion show. His light, graceful, dreamlike silhouettes took over arguably France’s most prestigious and internationally renowned sire: the Château de Versailles. An exceptional showcase for a collection sold at the foot of the catwalk…

 

Marie-Antoinette would have loved it…

 

Simon Porte Jacquemus shares many things with the last Queen of France: a love of fashion, of course, a false simplicity and an immoderate taste for nature, but in a sophisticated setting…

 

 

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Loving to take the byways rather than the fashion highway, Jacquemus chose a rare and highly representative French venue, the Château de Versailles, to present, off-calendar, on June 26, its new “le Chouchou” collection for Autumn-Winter 2022-2023, mixing feminine (mostly) and (some) masculine silhouettes. For the designer prodigy, this venue, arguably the most prestigious in France, represented a challenge and dream of more…

 

See now, buy now

 

Having paraded the lavender fields of the provinces, the wheat fields of Val-d’Oise, the salt dunes of the Camargue and the Calanque de Sormiou, and now the Château de Versailles, Simon Porte Jacquemus, followed by 5.6 million followers on Instagram, promotes France like no other designer. But also effectively promoting his own collection, available at the foot of the catwalk, according to the see now, buy now principle that came from across the Atlantic a few years ago. A concept that many other designers have experimented with but abandoned…

 

In addition to his undeniable sense of fashion, Simon Porte Jacquemus also has a flair for staging. This collection, inspired by an impressionist painting, was impressively effective.

 

A feast for the eyes

 

After a presentation by Stéphane Bern, a journalist and presenter specializing in crowned heads and history, spectators, whether on site or remotely on Youtube, were in for an eyeful.

 

A green lawn, a red catwalk along the blue-gray Grand Canal, where guests were seated aboard a line of white boats. The visual effect of these elegant monochrome stripes was already guaranteed…

 

And when the show began, there was no doubt that the celebrities – and not just any celebrities (Victoria and David Beckham, Monica Bellucci, Laetitia Casta, Eva Longoria, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Léna Mahfouf (Léna Situation), Yang Yoseob, etc.) – were already captivated by the magical atmosphere created by the designer.

 

 

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With music by Michel Legrand, created for Jacques Demy’s famous musical “Peau d’âne”, Simon Porte Jacquemus took everyone into an imaginary, ethereal world, worthy of a dream. And where virginal white dominated, apart from a few silhouettes dressed in black, gray, pink, red or blue…

 

Marie-Antoinette, ballet and Lady Di

 

With some major sources of inspiration: the Baroque world of Marie-Antoinette (voluminous, puffy shapes, crinolines…), the world of ballet (light, transparent materials (lace, tulle, organza) and tutus, even for men, but combined with more “virile” pieces (suits, baggy pants…) and Lady Diana (evoked by eighties suits and bombers, white dress with black polka dots or certain jewels).

 

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As for outfits, since he doesn’t do anything like everyone else, for this autumn-winter collection (in the midst of global warming, it’s true) he started with very sophisticated but also very light underwear. Before doing a reverse striptease to present outfits more compatible with wearing in cooler weather!

 

 

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The first female models were lightly clad in sheer lingerie, vintage lace tights, semi-opaque white knee-highs adorned with a rose, or tutus.

 

This was followed by ever-glamorous silhouettes: mini ballgowns or straight dresses with puffed sleeves worn low to leave the shoulders free, a long, straight skirt with a long train paired with a puffed bra and a pearl choker adorned with a central jewel, a black jacket with a white collar over short panties… A few rare coats, such as a sumptuous long black leather coat with a peaked collar and wide sleeves, or a straight white collarless model with a light, fluffy effect, both worn with immaculate straight boots for a chichiquissime effect…

 

Jacquemus glamour

 

For men, silhouettes were more dressy but also refreshed by a recurring white, the cutting of a sleeve, the fullness of pants or bombers, the addition of a red and white or blue and white striped vest, or more unusual, a tutu, added to a suit or a more casual outfit…

 

In general, Simon Porte Jacquemus’ signature glamour was still evident in the shorty silhouettes, highlighting the legs of the women and the very low-waisted pants of the men.

 

The red thread running through this majestic fashion show was the brand’s best-selling bags, whether microscopic or a little less so, which were often worn like trays by the servants of kings. The perfect way to showcase these accessories so prized by fashionistas…

 

Love of France

 

Finally, once again because Simon Porte Jacquemus doesn’t do anything like everyone else, he proclaimed his love of France when the fashion is more French bashing.

 

The three feminine silhouettes in the finale, combining sheer vests with long, airy double trains and bloomers, displayed the colors of the national flag: blue, white, red…

 

“I love my country and I’m proud of it”, declared the designer. A love that his country reciprocates. Simon Porte Jacquemus explained that authorization to parade at Versailles was not a matter of course. But his perseverance and talent have, once again, given him reason to dare…

 

 

Read also > Paris Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2024: what we remember from this eventful week

 

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Once again, Simon Porte Jacquemus created a buzz with his latest off-calendar mixed fashion show. His light, graceful, dreamlike silhouettes took over arguably France’s most prestigious and internationally renowned sire: the Château de Versailles. An exceptional showcase for a collection sold at the foot of the catwalk…

 

Marie-Antoinette would have loved it…

 

Simon Porte Jacquemus shares many things with the last Queen of France: a love of fashion, of course, a false simplicity and an immoderate taste for nature, but in a sophisticated setting…

 

Loving to take the byways rather than the fashion highway, Jacquemus chose a rare and highly representative French venue, the Château de Versailles, to present, off-calendar, on June 26, its new “le Chouchou” collection for Autumn-Winter 2022-2023, mixing feminine (mostly) and (some) masculine silhouettes. For the designer prodigy, this venue, arguably the most prestigious in France, represented a challenge and dream of more…

 

 

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Marie-Antoinette would have loved it…

 

Simon Porte Jacquemus shares many things with the last Queen of France: a love of fashion, of course, a false simplicity and an immoderate taste for nature, but in a sophisticated setting…

 

Loving to take the byways rather than the fashion highway, Jacquemus chose a rare and highly representative French venue, the Château de Versailles, to present, off-calendar, on June 26, its new “le Chouchou” collection for Autumn-Winter 2022-2023, mixing feminine (mostly) and (some) masculine silhouettes. For the designer prodigy, this venue, arguably the most prestigious in France, represented a challenge and dream of more…

 

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Sophie Michentef has worked for more than 30 years in the professional press. For fifteen years, she managed the French and international editorial staff of the Journal du Textile. She now puts her press, textile, fashion, and luxury expertise at the service of newspapers, professional organizations, and companies.

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