(CLICK HERE FOR DAY ONE, AND HERE FOR DAY TWO) When it comes to fashion shows, I normally prefer to be out front, observing the calm and orderly fantasy that all the people behind the scenes put together. Anyone who's been following this blog for a while knows that i also have a thing for the glam. However, this time around I was a little late for the show because what was supposed to be a 15 minute wait for a cab turned into a 45 minute wait (I'm totally blaming this one on the Frenchies), so to avoid the risk of being the last to walk into the show I decided to make use of my backstage pass. Best decision ever. I think in future I'll be making more use of of the backstage passes that come my way.
Okay anyway, before I ramble on, check this video below for a quick intro to the designers and enjoy the pics.
THE OVERALL WINNER OF THE COMPETITION WAS JAPANESE DESIGNER KENTA MATSUSHIGE, PICTURED BELOW WITH A COUPLE OF HIS DESIGNS, ALSO, SOME OF HIS DESIGNS IN THE 5 PICS ABOVE.
LAST YEAR'S WINNER SATU MAARANEN ALSO SHOWED THIS RANGE BELOW
MEET THE JUDGES (SOME OF THEM). FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:
1. PAMELA GOLBIN, CHIEF CURATOR AT PARIS'S MUSÉE DE LA MODE ET DU TEXTILE // 2. CAROL LIM, KENZO CREATIVE DIRECTOR //3. JAIME PERLMAN, CREATIVE DIRECTOR AT BRITISH VOGUE //4. CHLOË SEVIGNY, ACTRESS //5. JAY MASSACRET, SENIOR EDITOR AT V MAGAZINE //6. CAROL SONG, BUYER FOR OPENING CEREMONY //. HUMBERTO LEON, CREATIVE DIRECTOR AT KENZO
SO, EVERYTIME CHLOË NOTICED MY LENS FIXED IN HER DIRECTION SHE WOULD GIVE ME THIS LOOK OF DOOM.
EVEN WHEN IT WASN'T FOCUSED ON HER
WHY CHLOË WHY? LIKE SERIOUSLY, EVERY....TIME, CHECK HERE TO THE RIGHT ON THE PIC BELOW WHICH I TOOK ON THE FIRST DAY. PHOTOBOMBING LOOK OF DOOM!
FORTUNATELY, WITH DIRECTOR SPIKE JONZE TO HER RIGHT AND KENZO'S HUMBERTO LEON TO HER LEFT SHE FORGOT ME FOR A SEC AND STARTED WORKING ON A SMILE.
THERE THERE CHLOË, WELL DONE.
BELOW: THE PHOTOGS SCRAMBLING FOR A SHOT OF THE WINNER
AND THEN IT WAS ALL OVER. AGING QUEEN THAT I AM, I CHOSE TO GO HOME AND PASS OUT, MISSING OUT ON THE KENZO PARTY THAT I'D BEEN LOOKING FORWARD TO ALL WEEKEND. ON SOME DAYS I SWEAR I'M SUCH A FUCKING LOSER. FUCK!!!
ALSO, YOU CAN CHECK THIS 8 MINUTE VIDEO OF THE SHOW FROM THE FRONT. THERE SEEMS TO BE A PROBLEM WITH THE AUDION THO, BUT THE FASHION'S ALL THERE