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Huishan Zhang RTW Fall 2019

Huishan Zhang’s fall collection was a reimagining of “Sabrina,” the 1954 film starring Audrey Hepburn as a chauffeur’s daughter who falls hopelessly in love with one of the Larrabee sons of the wealthy employer her father works for, flees to Paris to nurse her heart and learn how to crack eggs with one hand, then comes back — a là Parisienne — and knocks everyone socks off, courtesy of some Hubert de Givenchy frocks and a new hairdo.
The ballroom scene in which Sabrina pulls off her big reveal wearing a white Givenchy gown was Zhang’s big inspiration for the collection. “We chose the ballroom at the Kimpton Fitzroy London because the love story in ‘Sabrina’ starts from that scene,” he told WWD ahead of the show.
Cue a collection full of romance and fantasy, frothing with couture flourishes like feathers, tulle ruffles and stiff crinoline skirts, but designed with a modern girl in mind.
He imagined adding color to the black-and-white film, resulting in a refined palette, with washes of pale apricot, soft aqua and mint green breaking up the black, white and royal blue, in shapes that nodded to the dramatic silhouettes Givenchy was known for while resolutely putting his own

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