Belgian designer Dries van Noten fêted his 100th runway show this week with an extravaganza of reworked archival hits modeled by many of the memorable faces (Kebede! Auermann! Valletta!) he’s worked with over the course of his career. In addition to the cozy, oversized outerwear, wildly printed silk frocks, tactile velvet pieces, and down-to-earth mannish brogues, Look 34, worn by veteran model (and fellow Belgian) Hannelore Knuts, caught our eye. The plush teddy bear coat styled over a layered navy turtleneck; plunging black top; metallic, sharply creased trousers; and larger-than-life earrings signals an embrace of a sophisticated ease in dressing, with a healthy dose of quirk. It’s a van Noten signature, and thus, we call first dibs.
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