Alexis Mabille Does Double Duty
Published January 27, 2010
Alexis Mabille is a self-propelled force of nature who has simultaneously launched a men’s collection and couture for women along with accessories based on his signature bow ties all the while moonlighting for a string of prestigious big names from YSL accessories to L’Oreal. Mabille is fey, colorful, and whimsical and he likes to delve into that old-fashioned Parisian pampered powder puff style that one associates the 20s and 30s. He’s also lucky. When Carla Bruni Sarkozy
(the singing wife of France’s President) chose one of his satin bow dress Mabille’s name instantly entered the limelight. This time, he zeroed in on cuts, rather than embroideries, for a collection of bicolored tailoring and satin dresses inspired by the jigsaw geometry of Kazimir Malevich. This didn’t leave much room for Mabille’s bows, but he did manage to sneak a few in anyway.
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