Child’s Play for Giles Deacon

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Published October 9, 2009

British design star  Giles Deacon won this year’s  160,000€ (223,470 USD) grant from ANDAM, France’s association for fashion arts, which comes with an official spot on Paris’s show calendar, although in typical 100 Years’ War style the French granted  him a slot in the afternoon on the last day, after most editors had departed. But Deacon didn’t let that get to him and showed one of his most commercial collections to date. Hourglass pinafores and waist-hugging shirt dresses in light-reflecting print silks, tarantula pins and prints, metallic jeans, prom night bustiers, 3-d knits which looked like dinosaurs’ scales and stuffed animal dino bags shows Deacon working with the same youthful, playful mood as Marc Jacobs at Louis Vuitton. (GILES, LOOK 11)