So, we're a little surprised by his interview with the Evening Standard, where he hates on the undeniable cornerstone of womenswear: the dress. Earth-shattering stuff, particularly now, at the height of party season.
“Nowadays women want to mix things, a dress limits you in that capacity,” he tells the newspaper. But what really upsets him is glitzy red-carpet dressing. “Evening wear is only for award ceremonies and tripe. It’s a performance, a forced conviction. You don’t have to be intelligent to do that.” If you listen carefully you, can hear the sound of a thousand Hollywood starlets sobbing into wardrobes.
It's certainly a bold statement, especially when his London Fashion Week contemporaries like Mary Katrantzou and Marios Schwab have stormed Hollywood with their innovative, intelligent creations, but you've got to respect a man with (fashion) principles — and at least we know to discount him from our Oscar red-carpet predictions.
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