Jad Ghandour Grows Up
My sole memory of the Jad Ghandour show last season is of two adorable tiger cubs that jumped and pounced inside their cages. But the clothes…. wait, what clothes? The cubs were just so cute and funny that I have no memory of anything that was shown on the runway.
And perhaps Ghandour realized this, as this season’s show was allocated to the opulent Cipriani, nary a baby animal in sight. While the awkward double-turn on the runway seemed unnecessary, the clothes were beautiful, so maybe Ghandour wanted to make certain that they would be imprinted on your mind.
Ghandour showed a large collection, touching on everything from edgy Angelina Jolie-esq second-skin leather dresses to beaded bodice flowing brightly-hued gowns that would not look out of place on the most elite red carpets. His fall/winter 2012 collection was inspired by the screen sirens of old Hollywood: Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford and Bette Davis. Gandour’s interpretation of “old Hollywood” into updated, modern shapes helps prevent the collection from feeling dated and stale, and invites young Hollywood to don his dresses at their next event.