Clockwise from top left, Rick Owens, Vivienne Westwood, Yves Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton, John Galliano, and Mugler. Photos: Imaxtree
If you’re going to do one thing this fall, put something weird—or at least unexpected—on your head. The trend, which probably kicked off (and into high gear) with Marc Jacobs’ Jamiroquai inspired hats in New York, exploded in Paris. It felt like every other show featured a string of odd headgear. At Galliano the girls had birds on their heads; at Vivienne Westwood‘s Gold Label show they wore bowl-shaped hats and silk bonnets. Rick Owens slashed ski masks while Nicola Formichetti put snowman heads on insect-inspired clothes. Whoever styled Sonia Rykiel’s show inexplicably put ear muffs over everyone’s wet hair. And, as noted by many critics, Jacobs mimicked the silhouette from his eponymous collection at Louis Vuitton. It was slightly less hats-on-acid, and more ladies-who-journey, but no less a statement.