Another visual telegram from the eccentric world of Thom Browne. On what was easily the hottest day of mensweek (and a precursor to a mini Parisian heat-wave) hundreds of journalists and photographers squeezed into the famous Maxim’s restaurant in Central Paris. Maxim’s was the the place to be seen with Warhol and Liza Minnelli during the 70s and 80s and so when the curtains on the small stage parted and the opening notes from Bob Fosse’s film adaptation of the musical Cabaret began, smiles broke out around the room. Onto the clothes. Pin-stripes were ubiquitous, as were small, round and dark glasses. The tricolour Thom Browne motiff was seen on collars, cuffs and sock garters. Long jackets and macs took inspiration from military shapes while another long, beige jacket had deep butterfly shaped collars. Stripes of differing width and colour were layered while long necklaces of large pearls adorned the models. The audience clapped as a look stitched entirely with swinging fringes appeared. A real show-stopper.