Philipp Plein New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2018: UFO
There were 1960s up-‘dos and ornamented bodies similar to Barbarella’s, but had Fonda made the trek to Brooklyn for the elaborate show, chances are the collection – rooted in snow sports – would have reminded her more of certain James Bond films. (Well, if 007 had had a penchant for gangster rap and Yeti boots.) It’s hard to think of that period of Fonda’s life without thinking of the political activism she engaged in. Watching Plein’s show – where a UFO that hovered over a space filled with artificial snow delivered Irina Shayk to a real robot, who then serenaded her with Frank Sinatra’s Fly Me to the Moon surrounded by Batman-style snowmobiles and Migos and friends rapping away – you wondered if Plein had detected a parallel between Space Age and our current zeitgeist. The 1960s was a time of socio-political upheaval and enough-is-enough movements that changed the world.