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Etam’s Dazzling Disco Inferno
Posted by LT Staff | January 24, 2012

Last year it was spring lambs on the fashion runway. This time, it was pythons and poodles and models in matching afros.

But those weren’t the most exotic creatures in last night’s spring runway show from French lingerie brand Etam, held at the Beaux-Arts de Paris and streamed live on the internet.

That honor would go to Grace Jones — at 63, still as fearsome as ever in a hip-baring bodysuit and customized goat horns — and a bevy of other 80s’ disco icons who came out of semi-retirement for the high-spirited spectacle.

In fact, Etam’s annual show was more concert than catwalk, with astonishing back-to-back performances from Jones, Chaka Khan (above), Gloria Gaynor and Sister Sledge that kept the crowd on their feet. It’s awfully hard to make a lasting impression during Paris Fashion Week (across town, for example, Karl Lagerfeld was turning a fashion runway into an airplane cabin to unveil his latest), but Etam‘s disco inferno should do the trick.

The disco theme also backed up the goods on the runway, as Etam unveiled a spring line filled with high-glam pieces sparkling with gold and sequined accents.

If you didn’t catch the 90-minute show, here’s an edited best-of video to give you a taste of what you missed!


Images courtesy of AP, Getty

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