At Guy Laroche, Laetitia Hecht is taking charge with a collection based primarily on her own style. She found more inspiration in Laroche’s personality than his archives. “During the day, he was friends with top politicians, but at night, he wore a different hat,” she said. “He hung out with people like Alain Delon. He was a real night owl.”
Designer recently brought his retrospective to Sin City for an elaborate runway presentation staged for an apparel trade show, he was struck by the idea of re creating the event there on a regular basis, per haps twice nightly He showed about 100 looks at the Joint inside the Hard Rock in February, from trum pet coats and helmet hats to sci fi satellite skirts and men’s cosmonaut suits.
“I want to be the first to do haute couture in Vegas,” said the designer, who is reportedly in talks with management from the Bellagio, Ikris and Venetian hotels about becoming the next big attraction. “The runway show is not just fashion, it is entertainment. ” If the hotels balk at the pro posal, Cardin can ahvays make his mark on the town by opening another outpost of his restaurant Maxim’s and then feed the masses as well as inspirethem.