In 2005, Kaia Gerber was a mere 4-year-old and likely doesn’t remember that bubble skirts were the item you bought for school dances and sweet-16 parties. But on the runway this evening for Saint Laurent, Gerber was one of the models who put the style back on the map in a big way—and we mean that literally.
Staged right by the Eiffel Tower, which glistened behind the runway, the show featured a collection of oversize, bubble silhouettes. Most were miniskirts that cropped right at the thigh, while other voluminous designs were placed elsewhere on the body. Of course, the skirts felt especially nostalgic for anyone who’s old enough to have lived through a couple (or more) trend cycles. However, whether you’ve sported the silhouette in the past or are willing to give it a shot for the first time, Anthony Vaccarello’s Saint Laurent version is one that’s not for the faint of heart.
If you dare, take a look at the styles up close, below.