The Most Iconic Shows Of The Fashion Week

Each season, fashion houses redouble of creativity to present their collections. With an extraordinary scenography, and shows with varied themes.

There are the supporters of unique decorations, and incredible collections that will amaze you. As well as dreamy catwalks to welcome the most famous models in the world.

Galerie Joseph would like to present you the most iconic fashion week shows of the recent years, to experience Haute Couture as if you were there. Because in a pandemic, fashion shows won’t be organized as we expect them.

When Jacquemus celebrated its 10 years with a show in a lavender field

His melody of happiness is: “I come from the South …”, as he claims and declines in his collections with his southern tropism.

For the presentation of his fall-winter 2019-2020 collection, journalists, influencers and celebrities traveled to the south of France to discover the “Le coup de soleil”/ “Sunburn” collection, designed to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the brand of Simon Porte Jacquemus.

The designer unveiled his new collection in a magical setting, faithful to the brand’s Provençal DNA. The models walked on a pink carpet, unrolled in the middle of a lavender field, lost between the Luberon and the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence.

The looks were more faithful than ever to the assumed femininity of the Jacquemus woman. The silhouettes are eclectic and we find the elements that made the success of the brand. Oversized jackets, floral prints with graphic lines, pop colors in pastel colors, heeled sandals that can be worn at any time in town as well as in the countryside. A collection which remains timelines, and  definitely gives us the desire to enjoy the sun during summer days.

Dior: An Installation in the Image of a Goddess 

“What if Women Ruled the World? ” This was the question raised as a backdrop for the Dior Haute Couture Spring / Summer 2020 show. Raised by Judy Chicago – the emblematic American artist – and whose artistic director Maria Grazia Chiuri replied “Everything would be brighter”. 

As the founder of feminist art, Judy Chicago has made her work a full-blown fight. For the Dior Haute Couture Spring / Summer 2020 show, she designed an installation in the image of a goddess “The Female Divine”. This sculptural feminization of space, purely immersive, underlines a common commitment with Dior’s artistic director for women empowerment. .

Maria Grazia Chiuri captures the complexity of the relationship between feminism and femininity, and give back the fundamental relation between the body and the woman. To achieve her looks, she was inspired by classic representations of goddesses like Athena. Her majestic allure is a neoplatonic allegory of beauty, combining intellectual strength and aesthetic harmony.

The essential elements of this collection are ears of wheat, golden and nourishing, that once again recall the unstoppable creative power of women. And then, With soft but delicately iridescent tones and an infinity of textures, each more luxurious than the other. Miles of twisted, knotted and sometimes even openwork silk twist to create the enchanting dresses of which Maria alone has the secret.

Chanel: The Last Fashion Show Imagined by Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld, artistic director of the Chanel house since 1983 has gone. However, he worked on his latest collection with his collaborator and studio director Virginie Viard, who succeeded him as artistic director of Chanel.

The appointment is given, as for every season, at the Grand Palais. With its retro wooden chalets with smoking chimneys, fake snow and fake blue skies, all guests are aware of attending a final parade with Karl Lagerfeld.
The models slowly come out of the Gardenia chalet, at the end of the podium, and take their places on the stairs. A recording of the voice of Karl Lagerfeld, which evokes his beginnings with Chanel, resounds within the walls of the Grand Palais.

The girls put on loose coats and pantsuits with a houndstooth or tweed pattern, in large pants with extra fine leather clips worn with small jackets with very Chanel pockets. Deep, romantic colors complement the rock spirit of the monochrome silhouettes. This collection, faithful to the spirit of Karl Lagerfeld is chic, light, young and poetic.

The song Heroes by David Bowie announced the models’ last appearance. They are all  emotionally moved. The guests get up to applaud and no one seems to want to leave.

An era had just ended.

When Alexander McQueen set Fire to The Podium 

Named in October 1996 as the artistic director of the Parisian house Givenchy, where he succeeds John Galliano, Alexander McQueen presented in January 1997 his first couture collection.

It was at Borough Market on February 27, 1997 that the creator made a thrill. Before that market was the scene of one of the most intense fashion shows that London Fashion Week has ever seen. In an electric atmosphere, a raw decor and a space literally invaded by the guests. Alexander McQueen presents his collection “It’s a jungle out there”. The models are made up, sporting puffy hairstyles, and dark makeup. Their bodies are dressed in leather, suede, very tight jackets and trenches with oversized shoulders.
He pours out his anger and rage in a show dominated by savagery and ferocity. When the fashion show suddenly starts, the current jumps, and the intensity of the show reaches its climax when, in the ensuing panic, one of the cars catches fire.

Despite the incident, from this memorable show, we will only remember powerful and dominant women as well as a creator with frankness and excessive sensibility.

Carine Roitfeld mobilizes great creators for a first confined fashion show

In support of research against the Covid-19, the former editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris, brings together great creators and celebrities for an unprecedented live performance on Friday May 1 at 10 p.m. on YouTube.

 “By making fashion a way to express creativity in the service of health and safety around the world, we hope that this show will offer a little moment of hope, inspiration and a positive connection “Said Carine Roitfeld.

This new way of making a fashion show is inviting Virgil Abloh, Hailey Bieber, Maria Grazia Chiuri, Simon Porte Jacquemus, Irina Shayk, Alexander Wang, Kim Kardashian, Karlie Kloss, Ashley Graham and obviously other celebrities are included. 

These names responded to Carine Roitfeld’s  call to host her second CR Runway show, the first one took place last year in Florence. This time, it will be virtual and in partnership with amfAR: the American foundation that has funded research against AIDS since 1985. And who recently created the amfAR Fund to Fight Covid-19 to support the development of treatments for the coronavirus.

Entitled CR Runway with amfAR against covid-19″, the thirty-minute virtual show visible in streaming, will be produced by the French filmmaker Fabien Constant,  Michel Gaubert  will be responsible of the music, and the fashion show will be animated by Derek Blasberg. The models will walk from their homes with pieces from their personal wardrobe selected and styled by the team of Carine Roitfeld. 

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