PARIS — It’s not so much that time repeats, but that it echoes. Late Tuesday afternoon at Lycée Henri-IV Ulyana Sergeenko extended the concentric waves that long ago emanated out of 1940s noir into her Fall / Winter 2017-2018 haute couture collection. Riding those waves were gangsters and molls, which when translated into Sergeenko’s couture line for fall meant taking license with masculine suiting for a hyper feminine silhouette. Lethal beauty in other words, where guns and ammo were literally the hardware pinned to lapels and dangling from ears. On the afternoon a full 10 models from across the Next global network featured in the runway show including Selena Forrest, Odette Pavlova, Lineisy Montero, Wangy, Aiden Curtiss, Leila Goldkuhl, Julie Hoomans, Blanca Padilla, Lia Pavlova, and Marjan Jonkman. Bang! Bang! went the show, which can still be heard echoing all these hours later.

Credits include: Client, Ulyana Sergeenko; Collection,Haute Couture Fall / Winter 2017-2018; Creative design, Ulyana Sergeenko; Styling, Edward Enninful; Hair, Orlando Pita; Makeup, Charlotte Tilbury; Show direction and production, Alexandre de Betak at Bureau Betak; Music, Michel Gaubert; Casting, Piergiorgio Del Moro; Video, Damien Neva at Next Management.