Proust, Flaubert and Greek mythology. These are Jean Touitou’s inspirations for his collection of A.P.C. evening dresses.
Black crepe, sobriety without austerity, the models Odette, Albertine, Gilberte, Diane, and Emma tried to let In Search of Lost Time, Emma Bovary and Artemis, goddess of the hunt, wilderness, and protector of young girls, inspire them.
Subtle cuts, elegant length, and sensual details, the five ambivalent dresses have a dramatic je-ne-sais-quoi. Amateur of refined materials, Jean Touitou used a thicker crepe made by two series of threads: the first one, S, and the second one, Z.
Almost 30 years after having launched his label A.P.C., Jean Touitou shares his wishes to propose his vision of the iconic piece of clothing: “I want to pay tribute to our profession and designz five prêt-à-porter dresses, ambivalent evening ones that would be bias-cut. If someone had already done it, I wouldn't have to.”
By Léa Zetlaoui