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My DIOR 2016 cruise show review

Three years into his tenure at Dior, Raf Simons has brought new energy and modernity into the venerable French maison de couture. After Brooklyn last year, Dior held its 2016 cruise presentation at the “bubble house” own by Pierre Cardin on the French Riviera, a famous hotspot competing with other well-known coveted locations for the best visuals. Strangely enough, the three luxury branches chose to set their collections against the same sort of futuristic backdrops: As it turned out, Chanel under the spaceship-like hull of Dongdaemun Design Plaza in Seoul; Louis Vuitton, beneath the swooping space-age canopy of Bob Hope house in Palm Springs; and Christian Dior inMonsieur Cardin’s bubble-sh

My CHANEL 2016 cruise show review

Several hundred journalists from all over the world gathered in Seoul for the presentation of Chanel 2016 cruise collection. Karl Lagerfeld expressed: “Korea is … mysterious, less known in a way so I saw it was the right moment to do it.” The modern Chanel was represented by Gisele Bündchen, Kristen Stewart, Tilda Swinton, and Isabelle Huppert, all seating in the front row. From a business perspective -and judging by the fashionable audience- the Korean clientele might be the best advertisement Chanel could possibly hope for. The French fashion house found its inspiration from traditional South Korean dress for its 2015/2016 cruise collection, unveiling a colorful inter-seasonal line. Ind

LOUIS VUITTON 2016 cruise show review

On May the 6th, Luxury French fashion house Louis Vuitton hosted an A-listed event in the middle of the desert -attracting a crowd of stars such as Catherine Deneuve, Kanye West, Selena Gomez and Miranda Kerr– to see its latest cruise collection by Nicolas Ghesquiere, the man behind the strong years of Balenciaga who moved to Louis Vuitton in late 2013, overshadowing Marc Jacobs. After Tom Ford and Burberry, Louis Vuitton staged its cruise show in Los Angeles and thus, proved that California is now the hotspot of fashion, experiencing a sort of jet-set rebirth in an industry which considers New York as the cultural reference. It must be noted that California is now rising on the world fashio

Chronicles of Chic: Met Ball 2015

On Monday night, amidst the ball gowns, tails, lavish decorations, long gloves and Gatsby-style festivities, the Metropolitan Museum of Art paid tribute to China. The Gala is widely regarded as one of the most exclusive social events in New York: indeed, the event served to celebrate Anna Wintour’s remarkable dedication to fashion and shone a bright light on an industry often criticised for being frivolous. Here is my top 5 best looks list: Model Karen Helson dazzled the crowds as she made her way to the glitzy party in a stunning Dolce and Gabbana bustier red gown with encrusted pearls and golden hues with a princess bottom-cut, perfectly in keeping with the Chinese theme often referring to

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