Pigalle Spring 2017 Menswear Collection
Two years ago, Pigalle’s Stéphane Ashpool and his best friend Paul were walking down the street—in Pigalle, presumably—when Ashpool saw Marissa Seraphin. “She’s been my girl for two years,” he said last night. “She’s been part of all the progression and creativity. She gives me all the good.”
So last night Seraphin and Ashpool were “married” at the Spring 2017 Pigalle show. That’s commitment. Preshow, as he posed for pictures with his little brothers Theo and Enzo, Ashpool explained that the collection was a continuation of last season’s excellent “Eros.” “Then it was about seducing. And now it is closing the deal, yes: a white wedding.” The dressed-up guests (plus haggard reporter) gathered in the gorgeous garden of the Musée de Montmartre, high above the humid fug of the gridlocked city below. There was good, crisp white wine, bowls of cherries on the wrought-iron tables, and a floral arrangement of the Pigalle logo set into a flowerbed.
To the ripely suggestive organ and saxophone work of a four-piece band, Pigalle’s group of groomsmen emerged one by one from the house. They wore a fashion-show and wedding-appropriate wardrobe of overwhelmingly white raiments the richness of which was in their drape, softness, detail, and color accents.
Pleated sections were cut into the skirts of long, flowing jackets. Tufts of pastel silk organza, prettily arranged, were inlaid in the brims of porkpie hats or inserted as bouquets on the chests of silver quilted bombers.