This collection literally just walked the runway and it was full of fetish. Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell. The show was the most expensive show for Louis Vuitton at Paris Fashion week.
“The tent for the show at the Cour Carrée du Louvre was all in black and surrounded by big black balloons–a hint that something playful and naughty was to come. Inside a fleet of women dressed as chambermaids–white collars, black skirts, feather dusters–escorted editors and buyers to their seats and served coffee and champagne (whichever you prefer to start your day off with). The runway was more of a stage–a black glossy square with a set of three ornate old-fashioned cage elevators at the center. You can guess where this is going: models, all 67 of them (including Kate Moss, Raquel Zimmerman, Naomi Campbell and Amber Valletta), entered the runway from the elevators, which were operated, naturally, by uniformed older gentlemen who opened the door every time a model ascended.”
Sarah thank you for carrying on the McQueen legacy beautifully.
“Sarah Burton definitely isn’t shying away from the weight of legacy she’s inherited. Her venue was La Conciergerie, Marie Antoinette’s prison and the site of an Alexander “Lee” McQueen show that was made memorable by the presence on the catwalk of live wolves (doped-up wolves or perhaps just some particularly lupine dogs, but still). No such threat of danger tonight, though the crackling neon lights were a reminder of McQueen‘s asylum show and the theme—”The Ice Queen and her court”—had the suitably chilly ring of a vintage McQueen ritual. The collection furthermore drew on what the show notes called “heritage silhouettes.”-Style.com
Chanel gone grunge and I am loving it.
The world is a dark place,” acknowledged Karl Lagerfeld after the latest Chanel spectacle, which took place amid a fog-shrouded forest on a bed of still-smoldering scorched earth.-Style.com
The last of Galliano at Dior.
“Outside the Dior show today, copies of the Herald Tribunewere being distributed in a long-planned fashion week wraparound advertising Dior Addict Lipstick. Not the best time or place to be reinforcing the catastrophic career implosion of disgraced and dismissed Dior designer John Galliano.”-Style.com
Lanvin goes dark for Fall.
The backdrop to the Lanvin show was a weeping willow. “Everyone needs a tree,” said an unusually low-key, flu-touched Alber Elbaz. “Branches, roots. We’re getting right back to the roots of tradition.” There were some of his own roots in the collection’s echoes of his master, Geoffrey Beene.-Style.com
This collection is my favorite everyday looks.Jacobs did an amazing collection it reminds me a 40’s Cruella De Ville it is epitome of chic.
Walking into the Marc Jacobs show tonight, a retailer remarked, “We have to come here in order to find out what we’ll be seeing next season.” His point: The lush colors and Lurex that have been everywhere this week were inspired by the ode to the 1970’s Jacobs delivered last time out.-Style.com
Backstage, Jacobs himself said the new collection was a reaction against the loose, fluid feeling of his Spring outing. “I wanted something strict and severe,” he said.Jacobs worked with the British company House of Harlot on the show’s latex button-downs and “rubber to look like sequins” dresses. With all that plastic—not to mention the taut chin straps attached to Stephen Jones’ vinyl berets, and Marilyn Manson screaming about “The Beautiful People” on the soundtrack—it was tempting to think Jacobs was making a comment about our contemporary fixation on self-betterment.-Style.com