Photo: WSJ Despite all outward appearances, a model’s life isn’t necessarily the ridiculously good looking fairytale one might expect. Sure, those at the top of the game probably aren’t complaining, but what about their less successful counterparts? They’re constantly on the road away from friends and family; forced to stay in shared, often sub-par accommodations with numerous kids to a room; placed in the care of adults whose intentions aren’t always so pure as the driven snow; and to top it all off, they lose giant chunks of their income to tax and commission. And that’s not even mentioning allClick to Continue!
Photos: Katherine Lowe 1. Patti Smith was there! And I’m pretty sure she gave Ann Demeulemeester a standing ovation at the end. That is all kinds of awesome.2. The venue, Couvent des Cordeliers – an ancient convent on the banks of the river Charente, that features towering columns running down the centre of the catwalk. Very moody. 3. The two button, three quarter length blazer she does every season. It is a perfect piece of menswear. 4. But the not so great thing about today’s show was that if you were holding a standing-room only ticket like I was, youClick to Continue!
Hermes – Oh my sweaters. Perfect for those days when you can’t decide between crew or vee.Lanvin – An officer and a gentleman… and their Rambo-obsessed love child. Dunhill – The British might have claimed all our explorers as their own, but they can keep their job as official outfitters. Dior Homme – Boxy suits, voluminous coats and cropped pants – anti-establishment officewear for the disassociated drone. Ann Demeulemeester – If Vampire-chic’s your bag, and you really wanna run with it (just say you were born sometime in the mid 1800s), you may as well do it looking like this…Click to Continue!
Kaiser Karl Lagerfeld arriving at Dior Homme It’s kind of hard to write right now. My housemates are hosting a rowdy and unbelievably stinky fondue party downstairs (those French love their cheese), but I’ll do the best I can. Every fashion week has its big show. That one show that everybody wants to see, that everybody tries to see, but only the exclusive few actually do see. Milan has Prada, New York has Marc Jacobs, Paris has Christian Dior. Dior Homme for menswear. It’s a show I’ve wanted so badly to see for the past two seasons, but no matterClick to Continue!