Paris Fashion Week: grey is the new black at Gareth Pugh in Paris. Gareth Pugh, the young British designer renowned for his extreme, all-black, cyber-gothic collections, made it a grey day at Paris Fashion Week. Gareth Pugh, the young British designer renowned for his extreme, all-black, cyber-gothic collections, made it a grey day at Paris Fashion Week. Pugh, 26, a policeman’s son from Sunderland, created a melancholic vision in every shade from smoke to pewter.
Men’s style from Paris Fashion Week His male and female models were virtually indistinguishable – except when the sheer tulle tops rendered them practically topless – in grey hoods with escaping strands of lilac fake hair, their faces ashen. They marched to the mournful sound of strings and drumbeats, in zippered trench-coats with trailing trains of silk chiffon, skin-tight leather tailoring, and high, wedge-soled boots laced up with satin ties. Chain-mail was looped across the male models’ chests; the girls appeared in miniscule polo-neck ‘tops’ over see-through bodies, with skinny, leather jeans. The girls’ dresses were, literally, slashed to ribbons, in two-tone shades of grey silk chiffon. Skin-tight, knitted dresses were, similarly, paneled in contrasting shades, or featured tiers of fine, fingertip pleating. The show drew an impressive front row, including the singer, Rihanna; Michael Stipe, the frontman of American band REM; Daphne Guinness, the heiress and style icon; and the American actor, Adrian Grenier, of the TV series, Entoura