Thursday, July 22, 2010

Under the Sign of the Lion

Haute Couture, french for high sew, and what better way to celebrate its grandeur than by a behemoth lion sculpture? Just like what Karl Lagerfeld had done for Chanel Couture show in Grand Palais in Paris, France.

The 12-meter or almost 40 feet sculpture had taken 30 sculptors three months to create from aluminum over a metal frame.It is made of Styrofoam material and painted to make it seem like gold except the ball the front paw is resting on, which looks like a large pearl.

The clothes on the other hand looks wearable enough yet very, very, very luxurious. Day clothes came out first. There were cropped tweed jackets paired with knee-length skirt. For the evening, dresses were gilded and/or hand-beaded to death. Enough taking, below are the photos.

day clothes in cropped tweed jacket
this lacy dress looks divine
Freja Beja, also below
swingy tulle skirts overlay a gorgeous gold dress

the show close, iris strubegger and baptiste giabconi hiding underneath a lion's head
thanks Karl!

Found this video on youtube about how the lion was created.

nymag: photos
nytimes: article
youtube: video


Zabrinah said...

Wow! All of this is so beautiful! I really adore what you're doing with your blog.

Best wishes from one blogger to another,


elizar33 said...

thanks for your kind words!

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