Yesterday the homage rendered Rue Cambon with looks pairing black boater hats, tailored jackets, white shirts and black satin bows conjuring a young Inès de La Fressange. Vauthier backstage described it as a celebration of the savoir-faire of France’s métiers d’art.

Alexandre Vauthier’s mission has always been hooked on a less sacred, more approachable take on couture. But he’s never let go of his passion for the genre’s Eighties heyday, and the codes of the couturier.

“When it’s pleated, it’s Lognon; when there are feathers, it’s Lemarié; when it’s embroidered, it’s Lesage; all the hats are Maison Michel, the jewelry is Goossens,”