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Piccioli, on the other hand, took inspiration from early - Renaissance paintings - as is often his wont - reimagining the iconic down jacket as a floor - dusting cape, or a cinched - waist gown in bold, distinctly modern colors. That each of the collections bears little in common stylistically is a reminder that genius has no single look. Indeed, while the 21st - century image of a genius may wear a white lab coat (or, perhaps, a black turtleneck and wire - rim glasses), for most of human history, the word's meaning defied such distinctions.
Looking at these pieces before, it had been tempting to extrapolate from them a shift from the urban - technicality of early Alyx to a couture - ish inspiration seeded by his move from Milan to Paris last year in order to take on the Givenchy gig - but Williams reckoned this was not in his mental foreground while shaping this collection. It is also worth recording that of the 11 Moncler Mondo Genius launch films www.monclersoutlets.com this season, Williams's was easily among the most entertaining. The film stars "a friend of mine called Teezo Touchdown from Texas and he's going to do a performance for everybody," offered Williams as an advance trail.