PARIS (AP) — The experimentalism and daring of the 1980s club kids inspired Valentino, one of the last high-octane shows of this Paris Fashion Week couture season.
Thousands of fans lined up on the Alexander III Bridge on a chilly Wednesday night to shout their idols, from K-pop stars BTS fame Suga to Anne Hathaway to Kylie Minogue, coming and going. I called. .
But when supermodel Kristen McMenamy fell while walking the runway, screams rang out even at the aptly named Bridge Club venue. told the Associated Press about the nomination.
As the season wraps up on Thursday, all eyes are now on Fendi.
Valentino Le Club Couture
The iconic sound of Visage’s ’80s hit “Fade to Grey” echoed through the stone arches of the underground club venue as fashion insiders, including Anna Winter and couture-loving Rahman, stamped their feet to watch. .
It was a co-ed program on Club Kids.
Designer Pierpaolo Piccioli takes a rude take on classic couture, working with Valentino codes to create micro tops from tulle ribbons, jumpsuits from thousands of feathers, and evening jackets from metal beads. I was.
He had a lot of fun as he lined up a myriad of 80’s euphoric polka dot designs.
The sheer lace trench and ruffled poet blouse were straight out of the wardrobe of the late Visage singer Steve Strange, and guests were reaching for the camera.
A thrilled Minogue said the show was “about how to break the rules and live your true self… You’re in Paris tonight. You’re in the middle of everything.”
Valentino continued his club couture with a couture DJ set at the iconic Maxime’s.
When Wintour introduced Rahman to Hathaway and other VIP guests, he was flooded with “congratulations” on his Elvis biopic being nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
Rahman told AP about his “pride” and humility.
“There is no ‘I’ there. Only “we”. Then there’s this thing called the Austin Butler miracle,” he said, referring to the 31-year-old playing Elvis Presley, who was nominated for best actor. “It doesn’t happen every day,” he said. Added.
Rahman also had words from Elvis’ daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, who died earlier this month.
“I really feel sorry for the family. We miss her.”
McMenamy fell twice in a row while stepping on the boards, kneeling and gasping and screaming throughout Valentino’s venue.
The 58-year-old veteran model, clad in all white, with a cape hanging from her baseball cap, was helped onto the runway by onlookers to a standing ovation. McMenamy threw a high heel to his side and continued, although some noted that his ankle appeared to be injured.
Derek Blasberg, YouTube’s Head of Fashion & Beauty, praised her resilience, saying in the video: …bravo.
AELIS’ GETS ITS FRINGE ON
Classic couture was showcased at Aelis on Thursday as Italian designer Sofia Crociani channeled her Mediterranean heritage. and was widely praised as a sustainable brand.
For spring, loose gowns featuring bands of embroidered sequins define a Greek-inspired hemline and emerge over a dramatic twist of white sustainable fabric reminiscent of ancient Athens.
Meanwhile, embellished ribbons cascaded like curtain tassels from the shoulders to create a stylish swag when the model walked.
Fringes and sparkles were used throughout for a show that oozes typical glamour.
Lengths of heavy satin and silk were generously used for full skirts in pastel shades, sometimes gathered, draped, or ruffled.
Then Crociani went to the disco – shimmering threads created layers of fringe on one shoulderless micro-gown.