October 6, 2013
SUNDAY FROM MY DESK
So many events to attend, collections to see,
and memorable moments this week during Paris Fashion week.
During the week there is always a focus on the heart
and core of fashion – exploring all the ways that we express
our feelings and desires, our dreams and objectives.
It becomes easy to ask what really is the impact on our cultural society?
Fashion is it also Art? For sure this week it is a medium of very personal expression.
The radiance of the Paris sky at end of day… all eyes had to look up
on Tuesday evening as we left the Alexander Mc Queen show.
The colors of the evening were stunning.
Here, the courtyard illuminated by the beauty of nature in a setting sun.
Tribal pheasant feather headdresses in a Native American mood
were shown at the collection of Junya Watanabe.
The delicate fringed coats, jackets, and skirts
seem far from folklore, and much closer to couture.
Forty one ostrich feather headpieces designed by Stephen Jones
were part of the decorations for Marc Jacobs’ collection
at his last show for Louis Vuitton. Magical.
All black. And with elements from the many memorable collections
he had created for the house of Vuitton,
Marc Jacobs made each individual piece a strong personality.
The show will be remembered for a long time,
and rightly received a deserved standing ovation.
It was a beautiful adieu after so many years
of working at the Paris Maison.
At Comme des Garcons each piece had its own music
and appeared as a collection in itself,
truly this house is a continuous source of inspiration
to those who love fashion.
The master Rei Kawakubo finds new ways
to astonish again and again – keeping fashion alive.
3700 reflective aluminum flowers fashioned by Kris Ruhs
create a magical lighting structure for the staircase
at the new Alaia store delighting visitors
and customers as they move from floor to floor.
A wonderland hanging garden created
with both real and artificial flowers was the incredible
backdrop for the Christian Dior flora collection.
Impressive in both color and texture, it was visually
a perfect background for the collection.
A surprise dinner given by Jonathan Newhouse
to celebrate Franca’s 25th year at Vogue has been
a great moment with friends in the middle of fashion week
with everyone gathering to spend a happy evening together
to honor Franca’s amazing body of work.