Vionnet’s spring show was a coup for Goga Ashkenazi. She managed to secure as a venue Milan’s church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, where, behind a wall in the cloisters where the show was held, sits one of the most famous works of art in the history of man: “The Last Supper” by Leonardo da Vinci.
Spring collection Goga Ashkenazi was proof that she’s come a long way on the steep fashion learning curve since taking over the house. Despite the show venue, da Vinci codes in the collection were tenuous. “For me, Madeleine Vionnet was timeless and da Vinci was timeless,” Ashkenazi said backstage. Rather, the lineup was born mostly from an obsession with Bushido, Japanese samurai culture, which lent itself nicely to Vionnet’s signature draping. Long, languid gowns in cool colors – aqua, navy, white and silver – were gently draped and trimmed with a Japanese affectation.
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