Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Lagerfeld on the Great Wall of China
This 88 looks fashion show extravaganza is said to have cost around $10 million in the making. But LVMH chairman Bernard Arnault (who arrived to the show by pompous police escort), Silvia Venturini Fendi, company CEO Michael Burke or the 500 people crowd gathered for the occasion on China's historical great wall will not regret any penny of it. The looks involved not only select pieces from the Spring 2008 Milan show but also new creations designed specifically for the show. Karl Lagerfeld's inspiration was visibly reminiscent of Chinese culture as well as the construction of the great wall itself. The colors, the silk, the belts and spheres were there to remind the audience, as if they could forget, why they had been brought to such heights (both figuratively and literally). The Era of fashion show extravaganza has officially started. Diesel had a holographic runway but Lagerfeld and LVMH are pushing the production envelope even further.