The night before this show, the opera Eliogabalo opened saison at the Palais Garnier, in Paris, with 60 costumes designed by Gareth Pugh. Seems that the Pugh’s work for the opera wound up informing his new collection. Anyway, there is no beating a Gareth Pugh show for sheer showmanship -this season, he accelerated hard into that impulse, sending out numerous looks in bullion-like gold These heavily decorated ensembles gave way to a collection notable for its atypical earthiness. There were the striped and sunburst-patterned looks which gives the Pugh aesthetic something new. The broad sundresses, caftans, and obi-belted looks struck an entirely original tone.