on 6th October 2010 | 24 Comments »
This October 6, 2010, you’re invited to watch Louis Vuitton‘s Spring/Summer 2011 in a 360Â° ready-to-wear show on your Facebook, iPad or iPhone.
Models will be photographed right after the show simultaneously with 52 cameras, resulting in images which can be rotated and paused 360 degrees.
The collection will be shown at 2:30 pm ET and then the enhanced 360 version will be shown at 8.
on 13th July 2010 | 1 Comment »
Dita Von Teese has taken her famous burlesque act to the couture capital, Paris.
During Jean Paul Gaultier’s Autumn/Winter 2010 collection show, Ms Von Teese appeared on the catwalk in a black slinky dress.
The famous actress then walked down the catwalk and stripped off her robe revealing a black skeleton-looking bodice. Then came the models.
on 8th July 2010 | No Comments »
A monumental lion, teeth bared and one front paw resting proprietorially on a giant pearl, held centre stage, its golden coat caught in the setting sun under the glass dome of the Grand Palais.
Karl Lagerfeld is a past master at dreaming up attention-grabbing scenarios for his Chanel shows, and Tuesday night’s was no exception.
It looked like an allusion to Jean Cocteau’s Surreal masterpiece “Beauty and the Beast” when the traditional bride at the end was accompanied by a groom wearing a lion’s head over his wedding suit.
However Lagerfeld told AFP it had been inspired by a small bronze lion found in Coco Chanel’s apartment.
on 18th May 2010 | 2 Comments »
Following Chanel’s much-talked-about resort showcase in Saint Tropez, Dior presented its cruise collection for 2011 in Shanghai.
The Chinese metropolis further manifested its status as fashion hotspot by hosting another event of this scale, after Chanel chose Shanghai to show its Maison d’Arts collection last year.
But while the latter drew on Chinese tailoring, Dior was all about Parisian chic, featuring pastels, florals, and ruffles paired with big 1960s-inspired hair.
Despite its name, Dior’s cruise collection displayed a striking lack of practical, laid-back clothes that would actually be fit for cruising.
on 18th May 2010 | 2 Comments »
Fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier on Friday achieved a long-held dream by presenting his first haute couture collection in Russia at a Moscow railway station.
Gaultier said he was delighted to use the Kazansky railway terminus, one of Moscow’s three main rail stations, as the backdrop for his fashion collection, saying it was an invitation to a journey. “And my collection is a journey”.
“One of my dreams in Paris was to do a show in the restaurant at Gare de Lyon” he said, referring to the railway station’s belle epoque Train Bleu restaurant.
on 10th March 2010 | 1 Comment »
The sketch of a polar bear by Karl Lagerfeld on the invitation to his autumn-winter show for Chanel on Tuesday was already a big hint.
As a howling wind came over the sound system, screens were hoisted up to reveal gigantic ice floes, from which his models emerged enveloped in shaggy furs to keep out the Arctic cold and splashed through puddles of melted ice in knee high yeti boots.
With bouffant platinum blonde hair swept up, they snuggled into floor-sweeping snow white coats quilted like the Chanel signature handbag, with deep black fur hems, cuffs and stole collars.