It’s New York Fashion Week and seasoned Interview photographers Shawn Brackbill, Christopher Gabello, Kate Owen, and Frank Sun are backstage and front row at our favorite shows. Check in daily and follow Shawn, Chris, Kate, and Frank on Interview’s Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for the latest updates.
Roman Polanski, Stanley Kubrick, and Joseph Altuzarra’s upcoming wedding all influenced Altuzarra’s S/S 2015 collection. Pastel dresses brought to mind Mia Farrow in Rosemary’s Baby, but with open seams lashed with ribbon, revealing sensual skin beneath; pink and red floral prints and pearl and beaded embroidery on tulle dresses felt like an update of the lavish 18th-century costumes in Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon; gingham dresses were almost too milkmaid-wholesome, suggesting something sexy simmering beneath the surface. An, to top it all off, models walked down the runway to a hypnotic electronic score created by Sebastien Perrin, who incorporated the original Rosemary’s Baby soundtrack.
“It starts a lot of times thinking about a feeling—in this case, I was thinking about romance because I’m getting married soon,” the designer explained of his inspiration.”I was thinking about romance and I was on a plane. I had read about the lighting in Barry Lyndon in an interview with Stanley Kubrick—I was amazed at how he lit the set with candlelight. So I watched the film on the plane. It got me thinking a lot about this idea of almost sinister femininity. That was the beginning of the creative process.”
For more from New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015, click here.
- Ask a Sane Person: Jia Tolentino on Practicing the Discipline of Hope
- Phoebe Bridgers and Brandon Flowers on Transformation and Talking Shit
- Donna Missal and Shania Twain on Creative Freedom and Owning Their Sexuality
- Talk Hole: The Karen Kolumn
- Thirstory: That Time Madonna Was Almost Arrested for Simulating Masturbation