Alexandre Vauthier designs sexy clothes in the vein of Christophe Decarnin-era Balmain and Anthony Vaccarello. They’ve earned him a celebrity following among the likes of Beyoncé and Rihanna, and a healthy ready-to-wear business at stores such as Kirna Zabete and Saks in New York, Just One Eye in L.A., and Harvey Nichols in London.
See all the Alexandre Vauthier Fall 2015 Couture looks from the runway.
Vauthier’s tailoring is laser-sharp. This season he riffed on bombers, Perfectos, a tuxedo with asymmetric tails. Suit jackets had strong shoulders and soft, draped lapels.
Instead of using prints or embroideries, Vauthier turned to golden bullet shells for special effect, sewing them into high-neck minidresses, ponchos and bohemian V-neck dresses — V as in Vauthier, n’est–ce pas? — some of which could actually be worn in broad daylight. It was gangsta gal galore and climaxed in a lavish, full-body-length raccoon coat, left unfinished at the ends.
Photos: Yannis Vlamos