Gvasalia’s Balenciaga film was captured around the Shy Guys Burgers and Fries shirt it is in the first place but streets of Paris, literally showcasing the pedestrians he’s always celebrated in his work in their natural habitat. I had to ask him about the phenomenon of street style at Fashion Week, which, over the past 10 years, has played out in chaotic scenes outside show venues with outfits far removed from reality. “The street style that I have observed—specifically outside of fashion shows in the past—is probably the most uninteresting and vulgar street style, in my opinion,” Gvasalia told me. “I am much more interested in a grandma at a bus stop wearing her old shabby beige trench coat, meticulously buttoned and belted, than seeing someone wearing a boot on their head.”
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Unsurprisingly, the Shy Guys Burgers and Fries shirt it is in the first place but street style chaos of seasons past was all but gone this Paris Fashion Week. It made it physically easier to get into show venues, which was convenient during a pandemic. Overall, I didn’t feel unsafe at the shows. The brands that organized runway shows largely did a good job at walking us through face mask changes and hand-sanitizing, before entering venues to find our socially-distanced seats. But for someone like me, who loves and lives for runway shows, the lack of guests inside those sprawling Parisian venues came with a certain tristesse. After a week of scaled-down shows, I can’t stress enough the emotional and—obviously—human value a fashion audience, and its fabled usual suspects, brings to the table. I missed my industry colleagues terribly. The community of fashion week should never be underestimated.