If so, the queenly reference was hard to spot in the 28 outfits, which were characterized by billowing linens, tight angular hoods and soft harem pants.
Still, Aganovich put on a thoughtful and inventive Paris ready-to-wear show Tuesday, offering a collection whose strength was its play on shapes.
In one all-black look, a square hood matched square shoulders with a high collar only to blow out into the Eastern-style curviness of harem pants. It produced a unique looking and highly wearable ensemble.
Elsewhere, fabric that swept down diagonally in large rectangular earthy pink pleats from the midriff continued the exploration of shapes, at times giving silhouettes a certain ecclesiastical air.
A rich and playful jacquard motif also cropped up, sometimes accompanying a model with clown make up.
Brooke Taylor, who devises the brand concepts, said backstage: "This fabric is very jester-like. We always have a clownish element to what we do. Call it imperial gypsy."
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