Spring Ready-to-Wear 2015

Vera Wang

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Vera Wang RTW Spring 2015

Vera Wang RTW Spring 2015

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  • Vera Wang RTW Spring 2015
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  • Vera Wang RTW Spring 2015
  • Vera Wang RTW Spring 2015
  • Vera Wang RTW Spring 2015
  • Vera Wang RTW Spring 2015
  • Vera Wang RTW Spring 2015
  • Vera Wang RTW Spring 2015
  • Vera Wang RTW Spring 2015
  • Vera Wang RTW Spring 2015
  • Vera Wang RTW Spring 2015
  • Vera Wang RTW Spring 2015
  • Vera Wang RTW Spring 2015
  • Vera Wang RTW Spring 2015
  • Vera Wang RTW Spring 2015
  • Vera Wang RTW Spring 2015
  • Vera Wang RTW Spring 2015
  • Vera Wang RTW Spring 2015
  • Vera Wang RTW Spring 2015
  • Vera Wang RTW Spring 2015
  • Vera Wang RTW Spring 2015
  • Vera Wang RTW Spring 2015
  • Vera Wang RTW Spring 2015
  • Vera Wang RTW Spring 2015
  • Vera Wang RTW Spring 2015
  • Vera Wang RTW Spring 2015
  • Vera Wang RTW Spring 2015
  • Vera Wang RTW Spring 2015
  • Vera Wang RTW Spring 2015
  • Vera Wang RTW Spring 2015
  • Vera Wang RTW Spring 2015
  • Vera Wang RTW Spring 2015
  • Vera Wang RTW Spring 2015
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Vera Wang RTW Spring 2015

Vera Wang channeled Marie Antoinette for spring with a dark, romantic and abstract twist.

The gravel covering the floor at her venue reminded Vera Wang of the Tuileries Gardens. Although Marie Antoinette wasn't known to frequent these, the designer was channeling her for spring. As  inspirations go, everybody knows how this story plays out, but the designer explored the theme with a different viewpoint— “in a more abstract way, more her as a person,” she said backstage before the show. “I think Marie-Antoinette feels a sense of freedom and motion, of structure and control. To me, she was also just a massive fashion icon.”

France’s last queen led to a lineup of dark romance that, though treading on familiar Wang territory, was beautiful. That’s because she demonstrated the right restraint in the way she treated her fabrics and adorned and layered the clothes. Even the brocades felt appealingly somber.

Wang opened the show with strong tailored looks, including black wool blazers and jackets that were adorned with passementiere details. This added a regal feel, and bridal details such as tulle, ruffles, tiered ruching and pleats added to the refined sentiment. The languid floral gowns that came with a gauze apron-like overlay were gorgeous. The look subtly nodded at grunge, a direction Wang had already explored for resort. If Marie-Antoinette had shown such restraint, maybe she would have come to a different ending.

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