Nicolas Ghesquière's portrait of Fall '17 is sharp and still womanly. How does he do it? With slip dresses and cropped flares, worn leather jackets, and fur vests. How, you want to ask, does he make it look so fluid, so downright cool that you're not wondering if you can pull it off (that much is a given), you're just calculating how long until you can wear it.
Lucky Hollywood types (like friend and muse Michelle Williams) will be among the first to wear it, maybe showing off a leather utility jacket tucked into a thick tweed mini or a one-shouldered tweed dress and ankle boots. Looks like that will become synonymous with cool girls who make the unlikely look right at home together. Imagine a chunky asymmetrical sweater and liquid pants to replace the jeans you've worn to death. With each look, Nicolas seems offers a contemporary replacement for beloved staples — though we suspect with these new things in your closet you'd hardly miss the rest. Just like that, he's giving women what they want to wear — or maybe what they didn't even realize they wanted to wear until he presented the alternatives. Like a mind reader, only better — his predictions come with clothes.