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A romantic Victorian spirit infused many of the fluid dresses and silk shirts shown Thursday at Chloe during Paris Fashion Week's fall-winter 2018 shows. Kenzo channeled painter Henri Rousseau's jungle aesthetic with striped knitted skirts and tops in eye-popping colors while Manish Arora mixed the vibrant colors of the Indian subcontinent with styles in Japan.The decorative show mixed up a "kaleidoscope of identities," with romantic fluid dresses and silk shirts.The original 2-by-3-meter oil painting, which today hangs in MOMA, depicts a naked woman reclining on a chaise longue amid a jungle scene.For each reproduction he made, Takada would paint someone he knew in place of the reclining woman, and each canvas would be hung in a different Kenzo boutique.Kenzo had prepared a jungle-themed Bacchic banquet.Elsewhere, Rousseau was more explicitly referenced through "tapestry jacquards" in tops, dresses and pants as well as in shearling coats.MANISHIn the clothing, silken kimono looks with oversize sleeves were fastened with tight belted waists and buried by multiple layers of thick fabric.
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