Inez & Vinoodh, the Dutch photographer duo created an impressive serie of photographs / collages for Balenciaga between 2000 and 2002. While the brand was under Nicolas Ghesquiere wings, the beautiful photographs starred by Christy Turlinton and other supermodels perfectly worked with the clothes and styling.
With Caroline de Maigret opening and closing the show, the AW11 collection by Maison Martin Margiela team was something of a party you wanna be in. The collection was all about the dress, but if you think that a dress is this what you think about at Margiela, then you must be crazy. The MMM dresses seemed to be peeling off their models like old wallpaper. A red one early on was unzipped up the side to reveal a patent skirt a shade darker. The green one that followed was unsnapped at the waist, offering a glimpse of a white leather skirt with a stamped hem.
Helmut Lang’s show began innocently enough, his trademark sleek trousers, body-conscious tops and functional overcoats redone for Spring in nubby silk-knit burlap. The looks were pure Helmut: functional, urban and modern. But then, gradually, a wave of sexual innuendo began to escalate. A tape-like strap was strategically placed on a semitransparent top; a bikini bottom was paired with a deep-plunging tank. Finally, a procession of crisscrossed, bondage-inspired dresses and tops whizzed through the audience. Lang, the designer who pioneered androgynous, uniform dressing, had designed a brilliant collection that could go from a Tribeca loft cocktail party to an alleyway midnight rendezvous west of Times Square.