#196 Olivia O’Driscoll Goes Japanese in Paris

Photo: style.com

It took me a while to find her, (thanks to Patty Huntington for the tip-off) but Kiwi model Olivia O’Driscoll hit the Paris catwalk in Yohji Yamamoto on Monday night. In a season that’s been dominated by models eating catwalk due to outrageously high heels, those three sweet words “you’re wearing flats” must have caused a communal sigh of relief among the girls in Yohji Yamamoto’s show.

Needless to say there were no catwalk spills or unnecessary dramas, only calm reflection as the models strolled the runway at a slow and leisurely pace. In their review, style.com said the “models’ stately pace…encourages the eye to relax, which isn’t so easy after 20-something days of nonstop fashion. Those who did settle into the mood were well rewarded by a collection that didn’t necessarily break ground, but was lovely in a quiet, almost meditative way.”

Sounds like a walk in the park compared with Prada – a serene, contemplative Japanese park.

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