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Women's Fall-Winter 2020: Time Clash

Women's Fall-Winter 2020: Time Clash

For his Fall-Winter 2020 Show, Women's Artistic Director Nicolas Ghesquière presents a collection that recounts a living, perennial, stylistic clash.

What if all of the innumerable eras that nourish fashion could come together in the here and now? And what if, in the present moment, we could confront history with contemporary freedoms, staged for the pure pleasure of fashion? Within a dark stripped-back space, all of these cumulative periods come together in the same place: the past of the choir in the grandstands, the present moment of the guests sitting as spectators, and the not-so-distant future of the looks presented on the runway.

The soundtrack composed by Bryce Dessner and Woodkid (Yoann Lemoine) was inspired by the baroque composer Nicolas de Grigny's "Récit de tierce en taille". The title, “Three Hundred and Twenty”, refers to the number of years between the various movements referenced throughout the piece. Under Catherine Simonpietri’s musical direction, the Ensemble Sequenza 9.3 performed live while dressed in costumes ranging from the 15th century to the 1950s. These period dresses, done in collaboration with the celebrated costume designer Milena Canonero, embodied the past in all of its stylistic diversity.

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