Muse - fall/winter 2002

Christian Chenail stays true to his roots in creating another neo-romanticist ode to cultural period icons. ‘Zhivago’, the theme of this season’s Muse collection, plays variations on the fallen aristocracy of Russian bourgeois chic. An austere rear-pleated cropped ascot riding jacket contrasts with a delicate Martinique-striped translucent top with balloon sleeves. Gothic patterns are prominent, as is the confluence of religion and sex; attitudes befitting the fallen aristocracy. The main Muse offerings of broader appeal are the skirts, as seen in the sheer blue-grey gothic lace number with open side.

Daniel Cox, Fashion Editor
Marek Wlazlo, Photographer