The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is spotlighting haute couture and looking behind the scenes of fashion this summer with a series of films and lectures that will also explore the rise of fashion as a subject for museums.
Jean-Paul Gaultier was awarded Italy’s top prize representing cinema and fashion, the Ischia Global Fest Excellence Award, on Sunday night amid scenes worthy of a Fellini movie before an audience of Oscar winners.
Haute Couture week in Paris, which ended Wednesday, showcased shiny leather, tweed, vinyl, suede and fur footwear, with styles ranging from thigh-high to knee-high through to arty color block flower-festooned low boots.
Nobody was terribly sure quite why Azzedine Alaia staged a runway show, though no one really cared, as the chance to actually witness a rare show by the legendary master brought forth a novel array of notables.
It's official. French’s fashion governing body, for decades colloquially known as the Chambre Syndicale has changed its name. From Thursday on, it will be known as Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode (FHCM).
Ischia Global Fest, Italy’s coolest insider arts and film festival, has revealed plans to present Jean-Paul Gaultier with an Excellence Award. And, the festival will host an exhibition of Gaultier’s iconic fashion.