For Chloé's fall 2020 show, the brand welcomed back longtime muse Marianne Faithfull, a British singer and songwriter, who recited excerpts of classic works in a spoken word soundtrack. As models walked down the runway, the ready-to-wear looks and accessories featured painter Rita Ackermann's artwork from the '90s. (The artist's mixed media paintings explored femininity and abstraction.) Ackerman's work popped in the fall 2020 collection on knitwear, jersey tees, and even silk pieces. What is the meaning of all this, you might ask? According to the show notes, this combination of painting, poetry, and sculpture (the show space also held works by French artist Marion Verboom) to "invoke a potent synergy of performative spirits." Creative Director Natacha Ramsay-Levi explored a diverse landscape of women, their voices, and their "secret complexities [that] reject the boundaries of classical definition." Intrigued? Take a look at how everything came together through the fashion, ahead.
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