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THROW­ING ON A JACKET OR TWO to guard against the cold is noth­ing new—un­less you’re Ba­len­ci­aga’s Demna Gvasalia. For the Paris show, the de­signer lay­ered coat upon coat on his mod­els un­til they re­sem­bled padded nest­ing dolls. The Joey Trib­biani Friends memes quickly fol­lowed. But as­tute fashion ob­servers noted that this multi-tiered ap­proach to dress­ing was Gvasalia’s ge­nius way of mod­ern­iz­ing house founder Cristóbal Ba­len­ci­aga’s love of vo­lu­mi­nous pro­por­tions. Awe-in­spir­ing or sim­ply amus­ing? That’s up to the be­holder. But it’s cer­tainly one way to stay warm.

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