Posts Tagged Haute Couture

Kendall Jenner takes us backstage at Fendi 90th Anniversary Couture show by Karl Lagerfeld at the legendary Trevi Fountain in Rome.

“It’s an amazing, timeless brand, every piece you see you can tell there is love and care put into it” Kendall said before the show. “I just think the brand is just so amazing, every time I get to work with them and I walk in and see the clothing, the shoes, bags and the accessories I’m always in awe”.

Karl Lagerfeld has been Creative Director for Fendi for over 50 years and explained the historic show at the Trevi Fountain was inspired by Danish illustrator Kay Nielsen “there is a kind of fairytale story because the theme of the collection is “Legends and Fairytales” it’s a feeling and a mood”.

The models walked on a plexiglass catwalk across the water with the famous fountains and pools form the 1960’s film, La Dolce Vita. This was the first fashion show to take place at the Italian landmark.

“In 2012 Fendi restored the Trevi Fountain, and we thought could you imagine if we could do a show here” Silvia Fendi explained backstage before the show, “it’s the best way to celebrate 90 years of stories”.

Interviews by Karen Morrison, Executive Producer & Director.  Camera: Giovanni Sicignano.   A production of MODTV Fashion Network

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Enter the enchanting, beautiful world of Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld and go backstage at the Chanel Haute Couture Spring Summer 2013 Collection in Paris. Featuring top models Cara Delevingne and Lindsay Wixson. Hair by Sam McKnight and makeup by Chanel Creative Makeup director Peter Philips. Fashion video by Chanel.

See the Paris Haute Couture Spring 2013 and go backstage at Dior, Versace and Giambattista Valli. This fashion video diary by Paris Vogue gives us an exclusive look backstage at the first day of shows including one of the most stunning collections by Raf Simmons for Dior.

The beauty look Pat McGrath and Guido Palau created for Dior was breathtaking. In this video interview Guido Palau said the hair look was inspired by Jean Seaberg, Janet Leigh and iconic actresses of today like Anne Hathaway.

Makeup artist Pat McGrath did a stunning red jeweled mouths on all the models which must have taken hours to do. As she explains, “the girls were coming out of a garden and Raf said he wanted the girls to look like flowers in a modern way.  We did a shimmer on top of the eyes.  Really it was about the burnt orange, pinks and rose colored encrusted mouths“. The Dior show was beyond beautiful as actress Jessica Alba admitted after the show “it was beautiful, sexy and modern”.

Watch the Vogue Paris video and go behind the scenes at Iris Van Helpern and one of our favorite designers Giambattista Valli. Credits: Video by Vogue Paris, Réalisation Jennifer Neyt et Vidéo Aurélien Petit. Musique: Green & Fog – Orae

Défilés haute couture printemps-été 2013…

Designer Raf Simmons wowed the fashion world with his new look for Dior Haute Couture for Fall Winter 2012.  His first collection for Dior was a fusion of the old and the new – he said he was trying to create a new dynamic and energy, “my desire is to have the history and the future together.  I like the juxtaposition of the two ideas”.

Watch the Dior Haute Couture Fall 2012 by Raf Simmons – full length fashion show video and post show interview here now.

Live from Paris watch the full length Chanel Haute Couture Fall 2012 Fashion show.  Designer Karl Lagerfeld’s inspiration was New Vintage ” “I wanted to keep the attitude and the spirit, but project it in a different way on the girl of today”, Karl Lagerfeld explained.

Top models Jamie Bochert , Stella Tennant , Saskia de Brauw, Anja Rubik , Jacquelyn Jablonski, Sui He, Xiao Wen Ju walked in the show which took place at the Grand Palais.

After the show Designer Karl Lagerfeld said one of the dresses took over 3,000 hours to make.  “The couture has to be something nobody can do. Fashion is about change – it’s a proposition, it’s up to the public to decide if it’s a revolution or not.”

In Paris the first Dior Couture show without designer John Galliano was presented at the Rodin Museum to mostly negative, biting reviews. This was the first collection by studio director Bill Gaytten, a studio assistant who came to Dior in 1999 with John Galliano. Sidney Toledano, the chief executive of Dior and Bernard Arnault, the chairman of LVMH were testing Mr. Gaytten for the role of creative director of Dior. They recently named Bill Gaytten the creative director of the Galliano brand.

John Galliano’s shoes are not easy to fill. Even with the the entire Galliano creative team in place – makeup artist Pat McGrath, hairstylist Orlando Pita, millner Steven Jones and Jeremy Healy on music this Dior Couture collection ‘failed to launch‘ according to many press reports including the New York Times. Watch the fashion video and read the press reviews.

Video: Designer Karl Lagerfeld presented his Chanel Haute Couture Collection for Fall 2011 last night at 10pm because the designer wanted the Grand Palais to be flooded with moonlight. The collection had a sombre, seductive mood about it, inspired by the twenties and Coco Chanel – the focus was the tweed skirt suit. The set added to the mystery – the backdrop was a neon-limned mock-up of the Place Vendôme, and the floor was covered with a granite-like black surface which twinkled to resemble rain soaked pavements. Watch the fashion video courtesy of the London Telegraph.

John Galliano presented his stunning Christian Dior Haute Couture Spring 2011 collection in Paris yesterday to rave reviews. The show was decadent, seductive and beautiful and just what we need right now – a fantasy that makes us dream.

Galliano said his Dior Couture collection was inspired by René Gruau, the illustrator whose work for Christian Dior in the forties and fifties created the house’s most iconic imagery. The London Telegraph’s Hilary Alexander went backstage and spoke to Galliano about the look of the show.