In pictures: Viktor & Rolf, anatomy of a show at Paris Fashion Week 2012
Most of the time, during Paris Fashion Week, we rush from show to show, arriving 20 minutes late (but that’s ok, because the show starts half an hour late), frantically taking notes and iPhone pictures for the 10 minutes that the models are walking the catwalk, and then we scarper as fast as possible, to get to the next show in time.
That’s not all there is, though. I went backstage at the Viktor & Rolf show (1.30pm on Saturday) and by the time I got there at 11.30am, hair and make-up were well under way, under the supervision of the great Pat McGrath.
It was nearly 4pm by the time I left the post-show backstage gathering, leaving those who’d taken part, including, of course, Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren, to their well-earned celebrations – though the models had departed long before. Here are some of my shots from the day.
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Day one: moody romanticism from Van Noten and Rochas Day two: Arora, Copping, Lanvin – a season to be contrary Day three: grown-up glamour at Dior, Anne-Valérie Hash, Roland Mouret – and rainbows at Issey Miyake Day four-five: power play at Jean Paul Gaultier, Loewe and Andrew Gn Day six: graphic Hermès, glamorous Giambattista Valli and the black and blues at Saint Laurent Day seven: clean energy charms at Chanel Picture special: Hermès, Louis Vuitton and Dior seen, and re-seen Final day: Elie Saab and Louis Vuitton shine as the curtain falls like the rain in Paris
The National’s fashion correspondent Gemma Champ will be writing every day from Paris Fashion Week. She has previously blogged from London Fashion Week and New York Fashion Week.
Published: September 30, 2012 04:00 AM