>> With Prince on the soundtrack, Christophe Decarnin sent out a river of gold: on sequins, brocade, slit-up-to-there dresses, fringe, and even those skin-tight pants. Cathy Horyn Tweeted, "Electric gold pinstripes on a Balmain pantsuit made me think, I'm sorry, of the Eiffel."
Decarnin is still stuck on big shoulders, but he did add in trouser suits with pussy-bow blouses and fur jackets this time around. Backstage, he explained: “I started from a standpoint of classical French couture, like a Cardin jacket and trousers from 1970; all very elegant — and then I moved to the Court of Versailles . . . This is pretty good substitute for Versailles, non?"