Each season, Luis Gabriel Nucci tells a story through his fashion. For Fall 2022, the designer looked to Charles de Baudelaire’s 1860 novel about recreational drug use. Artificial paradise; And for Spring 2023, designed around Pierre Chouderlos de Laclos’s elaborate tale of deception, Dangerous relationships. Now, for Fall 2023, Nucci has summoned a classic: Brett Easton Ellis’. American Psycho.
Opening the show is Christian Bale-like Lucas Bravo, who stars as the delicious French chef Gabrielle on Netflix. Emily in Paris, wears a sharp coat that falls to the floor in a startling fashion. The entourage that followed him displayed a similarly dark personality, with an emphasis on fit – especially those that cinched in at the waist and rose to the shoulders. For a moment, latex gloves became part of the uniform, peeking out from button-down shirts and often complementing leather shoes.
La Grande Dame, alumni Drag race FranceThe first season, he next made an entrance in blood-red, thigh-high boots with fire truck-colored paint eyes underneath a black trench coat. Behind him, the same bright red one-legged t-shirt dress, straight pants and an asymmetric top were layered over a shirt and tie. The following looks prove that the designer wasn’t trying to recreate Patrick Bateman’s wardrobe, but instead was exposed to the story’s examination of masculinity.
White LotusStefano Ganino (Jennifer Coolidge’s beloved Tanya “lover”) appeared in a light blue silk suit with a semi-sheer top in the same tone. Soon after, Island of fireZane Phillips looked comfortable in a gray sweater with baggy black pants.
Asymmetry played a key role in wearing tops, which are often cut in front of the neck or one-shoulder design; Meanwhile, four looks from a semi-transparent fabric that looked surprisingly flesh-like marked the show’s close. A trench coat in a nude color is flawlessly paired with a v-neck shirt and matching trousers; They blended together with their model’s skin, as loose repeats did on subsequent looks. In general, sensuality and sexuality are given priority.
Check out Louis Gabriel Nucci’s FW23 collection in the gallery above and find more Paris Fashion Week FW23 content on Hypebeast.