Moschino’s Flower Women Are a Latest in a Decades-Long Fashion Trend


Gigi Hadid as a bodega fragrance during Moschino Spring 2018Laetitia Casta as a bride during Yves Saint Laurent's Spring 1999 showNot-so-poison ivy during Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2002 Couture Michelle Alves as an orchid during John Galliano's Fall 2010 Couture uncover for Christian DiorStefano Pilati paid loyalty to Yves Saint Laurent's flower mania for Spring 2007, sauce Snejana Onopka as a handful of lilacsTanya Dziahileva in a dress done of genuine flowers during Alexander McQueen Spring 2007Rodarte's Spring 2018 collection enclosed wreaths of baby's exhale that carried onto this semi-sheer dress

Florals for spring? Groundbreaking, we know. But what about flower women? At Moschino’s Spring 2018 show, Jeremy Scott dressed Gigi Hadid, Anna Cleveland, Joan Smalls, and Kaia Gerber as tangible flowers and floral bouquets. It was a Surrealist spin that nodded to Franco Moschino’s story of kitsch perversions, yet also to some of fashion’s biggest creatives. Look as distant behind as 1982, and you’ll see that—in further to bugs, butterflies, and motorcycles—Thierry Mugler dressed his models as embellished roses, finish with dragonflies on their heads.

In some-more new conform history, John Galliano remade Viviane Orth into a carnation and Michelle Alves into an orchid for Christian Dior’s Fall 2010 couture show. (It was Monsieur Dior, after all, who came adult with a femme-fleur silhouette, yet he never went as distant as to dress models as tangible flowers.) Alexander McQueen done Tanya Dziahileva into a correct fragrance for his Spring 2007 show, while Christian Lacroix sent out several interpretations of flower ensembles in his Spring 2007 couture collection. Rather than flowers, Jean Paul Gaultier focused on leaves for his Spring 2002 collection that saw an ivy-covered dress travel down a runway. Still, few flower femmes are as iconic as Laetitia Casta’s spin as an Eve-like bride during Yves Saint Laurent’s Spring 1999 runway show. Clad in a rose-embellished bikini, flower crown, and pinkish train, she was a spousal prophesy distinct any other.

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