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