Back to the 70s with retro futurism | News – The Times

Jane Birkin, Twiggy and Elizabeth Taylor all wore Paco Rabannes chainmail dresses in his heyday. Now it is riding high once again with todays social media It-girls.

In Paris yesterday, Julien Dossena, who has been in charge at the label since 2014, nodded to that famous archive. His collection combined luxe hippy nostalgia with retro sci-fi futurism. In short, the flower power decade is back

Flared jeans were embroidered with swallow tattoos, a leather coat and boots covered in psychedelic patchwork. Long Woodstock dresses with trailing Juliet sleeves and cowboy shirts with statement cuffs and collars added a kitsch Americana feel.

Rabannes jingling chainmail shift dresses made him a household name for the flashes they afforded of the flesh beneath. The modern incarnation was styled

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