Franck Sorbier Haute Couture Spring Summer 2021 “Muse en scene”. Poetic story about the world of a woman, an actress, a person living in the world – a real person Catherine Wilkening.
“This season is the story of an artistic closed-door where different sequences are shot in his Parisian studio. Catherine Wilkening’s works and unique Haute Couture pieces come together as naturally as possible. The most striking scene is surely that of Madonnas, the latest creations of Catherine Wilkening. His Madonnas are adorned with gold and porcelain, materials and accumulations are the key words, a shared vision, moreover, many of the works appear in this film as so many evocations to his Art. It is, also, a hymn to all the women artists who freed themselves in the 20th century. The collection is organized around this closed room, a lingerie spirit emerge from some of the outfits, lace and embroidery play a key role. The masculine feminine is not to be outdone, he appears in several scenes. The tapered trousers with ironed pleats and the large masculine trousers with pleats complete the work outfit, the vegetal silhouette or even the academic style. Black and white make it easy to read like positive / negative photo film… A return to basics.” – Frank Sorbier