As Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week comes to an end, we’re taking a haute minute to process some of the major fashion moments.
Photo: Courtesy of Instagram @teampeterstigter.
Viktor and Rolf titled their show ‘Fashion Statements,’ and with slogans like ‘No Photos Please,’ ‘I Am My Own Muse,’ ‘Sorry I’m Late I Didn’t Want To Come,’ and, ‘F* This I’m Going To Paris,’ spelled out across the voluminous and whimsical gowns, we can see why! These gowns may be our spirit animals.
Photo: Courtesy of Instagram @maisonvalentino.
A ruffle-filled bouquet of bold-hued gowns paraded at Valentino. But the real scene-stealer was supermodel Naomi Campbell (pictured wearing black), who closed the show.
Photo: Courtesy of Dior.com.
It was a fashion circus (the theme of the show) at Dior with this sheer and multicolour striped romper, worn over a tattoo print unitard. That’s what we call bringing it in the big top.
Photo: Courtesy of Instagram @ralphandrusso.
This bold, acid green suit and matching wide-brimmed hat spotted (from a mile away) at Ralph Russo are to-die-for. But the gold, crystal snake belt…now that’s the stuff our fashion dreams are made of. Want!
Photo: Courtesy of Instagram @Balmain.
Olivier Rousteing, Creative Director at Balmain, poses with his Couture Army. Crisp white, impeccably-tailored ‘uniforms’ with dramatic pearl-like details…where do we sign up?
Photo: Courtesy of Instagram @lofficielitalia.
Think pink! It was all about the BPD, also known as the big pink dress, at both Giambattista Valli (above) and Chanel (below).
Kate Hudson Launches Happy X Nature
Actress Kate Hudson has launched a clothing line! Her ready-to-wear collection, Happy X Nature (a.k.a. Happy by Nature), is full of pretty pieces channeling bohemian vibes—a mix of ruffles, floral prints, breezy linen, and denim fabrics. Definitely summer-approved!
It’s also eco-friendly. As a brand, Happy X Nature believes in reducing the environmental foot-print left by the fashion industry, considering such things as the factories, packaging, garment tags, and even the fabric (some materials incorporate recycled plastic bottles—don’t ask us how that works!), they use.
Equal parts sustainable and stylish, check out some of the pieces for yourself below.
Solar Dress, $131: A white, cotton summer dress is a must-have. Wear it like Kate did (pictured) with a hat and booties for a look that’s a little bit country.
Savanna Maxi Dress, $198: This maxi dress is an effortless way to look totally put-together. Pairs well with sandals and sunnies.
Floral Angel Jumpsuit, $131: You’ll be ready for an afternoon wine tour, bridal shower, or lunch date, with this pale blue jumpsuit. The tie-back, with it’s ruffles and cute cut-out, is also super girly.
Goldie Dress, $104: Mother-approved (especially since this piece is no doubt named after Kate’s mom, Goldie Hawn), this strapless yellow dress is vacay ready, with its three flowing tiers and sunshine hue.
Marc Jacobs Marries In New York
Photo: Courtesy of @apfashiontw Instagram.
Fashion designer Marc Jacobs married model-turned-candlemaker, Char Defrancesco, over the weekend in New York City. The celeb-packed invite list included Naomi Campbell, Kaia Gerber, Bella and Gigi Hadid, Anna Wintour, Kate Moss, Rita Ora—among so many others. While the grooms wowed in matchy-matchy, similar-hued green suits, the guests also dressed to impress (many wearing Marc Jacobs, of course), as they were snapped by photogs on their way into the reception at The Grill in Manhattan. Join the ranks in stepping up your fash-game and be our (wedding) guest, when attending nuptials this spring and summer. How about saying “I do” to one of these?
ASOS DESIGN Long Sleeve Lace Panelled Pleat Midi Dress, $158: The pleated skirt of this peach hued dress is ready for twirling on the dance floor (and we say, “YES!” to the long sleeves!).
Nanushka Kalila Dress, $930: The front slit and tie at the neck add a little extra to this solid colour satin dress. Consider it something blue (for you).
BCBGMAXAZRIA Floral Vine Applique Gown, $647: Perfect for an evening affair, the floor-dusting, tiered ruffle skirt of this dress reminds us to eat (wedding) cake. Fittingly the floral pattern also looks like little hearts.
Whistles Tie Back Maxi Dress, $348: This full-length, maxi dress is the epitome of ‘party in the back,’ with its draping tie.
Interview with Thierry-Maxime Loriot, Curator of Thierry Mugler: Couturissime
Pictured left to right: Thierry-Maxime Loriot, Curator; Manfred Thierry Mugler, creator; and Nathalie Bondil, Director General and Chief Curator, MMFA. Photo: © Max Abadian.
The Spring issue of Real Style Magazine is out now (find it online here)! Flip to the Fashion News section and we highlighted the Thierry Mugler: Couturissime exhibit at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA), through September 8, 2019. Here we continue our conversation with exhibit curator Thierry-Maxime Loriot. Consider it bonus insider info.
Real Style: What separates Thierry Mugler: Couturissime from other fashion exhibits?
Thierry-Maxime Loriot: I have a different point of view and approach and love to collaborate with living artists and pay tribute to their work, but not in a retrospective way, more as an installation about their passions and obsessions; to make it very alive and [something] that people can relate to it. I feel very spoiled to be able to work with these creators. When they asked me, I really wanted to do this project, but with the same team I did the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibitions: the MMFA. The Museum has a unique expertise and an incredible team.
RS: There are more than 150 ensembles included in the exhibit. If you had to choose one, which is your personal favourite?
TML: The whole exhibition is a highlight… most pieces have never been shown to the public. I always love to integrate a lot of photography, videos, music, etc.; elements that visitors can relate to, for different age groups, whether it is a piece worn by a singer or an actress or to put the pieces into a social context and tell a story with it. I would say [Mugler], the man himself and his message, which is very necessary for a young generation to understand: that you can be different, and very creative and be successful at the same time. There is beauty in difference and we should embrace it. Museums provide access and tell a story with these fascinating artists. To take the words of Nathalie Bondil, Director [General and Chief Curator] of the MMFA, it is easier now to see a haute couture dress up close, than to see a Picasso or a Warhol that most museums have in their permanent collections. Fashion and haute couture have long been considered very elitist, it still is very inaccessible. Fashion is a form of art, the only one we can live in.
RS: What was your reaction when you were asked to curate the exhibit?
TML: I was very touched as [Mugler] refused to everyone for the past two decades. It was a fantastic adventure to have access to him and he was very excited about creating an installation, not a funeral exhibition.
RS: Are there any surprises?
TML: So many… you have to come and visit!!!
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