Hermes' intimate show smacks of Poirot mystery
PARIS (AP) - Hermes pared down the energy of last season for fall-winter 2013-2014 in what was a more classical, intimate ready-to-wear affair.
High waists and furs gave proceedings a glamorous edge, which was further encouraged with models sporting Greta Garbo waves in their hair.
"I wanted every girl I hope to look a bit mysterious," designer Christophe Lemaire said backstage on Tuesday.
Long tan coats thrown nonchalantly over shoulders and rich capes slightly alluded to this. But the element of mystery was evoked less in the clothes - which included a cool, gray but wholly un-mysterious "chubby" coat - than the actual show setting: one of the most curious presentations this season.