Tuesday, March 06, 2007


FRIDAY – Gianfranco Ferre. The grand finale. British, singer rapper, Skin not only modeled, but also gave a live concert at the after show party. “And lastly, I let myself succumb to the power and allure of boundless dreams, to making the impossible possible, to beauty in the purest of states. Creating a top studded with diamonds. Real diamonds. A basic design, quasi minimalist of cut and shape, paired with tapered tuxedo trousers, and then a silk cape to highlight rather than to hide. At once dazzling and sublime, very much in a mirage mode. Interpreted on the runway by a woman with glamor all her own, a combination of strength and charm, sensuality and energy merging magically in a winning personality and an absolutely irresistible appeal…” Gianfranco Ferre.

Backstage a Ferre. H.R.H. Princess Michael of Kent poses with Gianfranco Ferre and with Evelina Shapira after the beautiful collection. Princess Michael said “An ethereal floating view and fashion vision. Also present; Prince and Princess Serge de Yugoslavie, Count and Countess Gaetano Marzotto, Ornella Vannoni, Danny Quinn, Stefania Rocca, Anna Valle, Anna Galliena.

Note: the androgynous man

On the Ferre runway. “I envisioned myself on a kind of journey, more like a promenade which originated in an intent for androgyny and evolved to the point of becoming an open declaration of respect and unconditional passion for femininity. Punctuated by a feel for pure ease yet also by flashes of alchemy, this new collection emerged for me as a way of exploring my own idea of feminine essence: in equal parts sophisticated and immediate, severe and measured. Rich in magic too, especially when the busy pace of day gives way to the gentle languor of evening…” Gianfranco Ferre.

Note: the androgynous woman

Backstage at Ferre. “…No less important for both fighting the wintry cold and defining this new silhouette are the quilted silk ring-stoles embracing the neck and caressing shoulders with natural ease and a dash of feminine malice..Gianfranco Ferre.

Backstage at Ferre. Models relax in between the Gianfranco Ferre fashion shows. Take a second look at the model on the right, he is the handsome male model, Danila from Russia. He will be on the runway, see above, to stress the androgynous nature of the collection.

Backstage at Ferre. “I rediscovered and renewed a longtime love of mine: the sparkle of metals! Gold, silver pewter, titanium they add a special glint to the collection, enhancing nearly every material from denim to brocade, nappa to silk…. Gianfranco Ferre.

Backstage at Ferre. Gianfranco Ferre is taking a break in between shows. “I made a game of cross-referencing, focusing keen attention to the details, playing daringly with contradictions to achieve equipoise of true and therefore always uncommon elegance.Gianfranco Ferre.
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