Sustainable fashion and minimalism may all be the rage but it sure wasn’t at the Moschino Fall 2020 show in Milan this week. Marie Antoinette would have said “Whoa, this is extra.”
Led by creative director Jeremy Scott the look of the show was full-on Versailles complete with high hair, dresses in tea saucer-like circumferences and platform boots in hot pink with laces.
Taking a cue from the 2006 Sofia Coppola-directed Marie Antoinette film Gigi and Bella Hadid, Kaia Gerber, Joan Smalls and the other models who aren’t as famous strutted down the runway to the tunes from some of the film’s excellent soundtrack including Bow Wow Wow’s “I Want Candy”.
Some of the most notable outfits included Gigi Hadid in the overcoat made of satin roses and Smalls in a dress made to look like a tiered cake. Plus, many of the models carried bags that resembled French pastry boxes. Let them eat cake! Except let’s be honest, we know none of them actually ate the cake but they looked great carrying it and wearing it.
So what was the impetus for this homage to an age of elevated decadence?
Scott said in an interview, “Well on the geopolitical spectrum, thinking about the 1780s and what’s going on today globally, are the Hong Kong protests against an oppressive government? In Chile they’re protesting against a rise in subway fares; obviously my home country’s gotta lotta shit goin’ on, and y’all Brex-exiting… there’s a lot happening. And thinking about that,” he added, “the turmoil is very similar in a way to…” To ‘Let them eat…?’ “Moschino!” he answered.