Thursday February 27, 2020

Moods of the catwalk

A colourful new book captures the amazing theatricality, art and emotion that surround the best fashion shows

10th July, 2016
Antonio Marras autumn/winter collection 2005 Picture: Antonio Marras

When we think of great fashion shows, they are generally not the mechanical, commercial spectacle of models gliding silently along a catwalk, faces frozen automaton-like. They are the gut-wrenching spectacles of Alexander McQueen, with robotic arms spray-painting a rotating model in some kind of nightmarish jewellery box illusion, or the spectral figure of Kate Moss arising, Victorian gothic-style, before the mesmerised eyes of the audience.

They are the Chanel shows where under-sea spectaculars are twinned...

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