Friday, October 05, 2007

MILAN - RTW S/S 2008

Backstage at the Missoni Show. Angela Missoni is personally cutting orchids to place in the models hair.

The Missoni Family – the Kids and the Fathers. Angela Missoni’s children Margherita, Francesco and Teresa pose with their step-father, Bruno Ragazzi and their father, Marco Maccapani.

The Missoni Family - the Mother. Rosita Missoni chats with Marpessa. Marpesa’s first modelling show in 1985 was for Missoni, she was so scared that Pat Cleveland had to pull her onto the runway. She is a full time Mom now.

The Missoni Family - the Father. Tai Missoni occupies his time backstage doing Sudoku.

The Friend. Italian Vogue’s art critic and friend of Angela Missoni, Mariuccia Casadio arrives backstage with a funky Japanese ashtray for Angela and proudly hugs her bambini, the Tamagotchis in their bright new coats.

Detail. Mariuccia shows off the coats she has just bought for her Tamagotchis. She always carries six around with her; the other ten take turns to stay at home.

The New Celebrity Dresser. New York based, Edward O’Sullivan was named head of worldwide celebrity dressing three months ago. This was his first Missoni show.

Detail. Edward’s bracelets evoke fond memories of times, places and celebrity friends. His T-shirt is from Urban Outfitters “I‘ve always liked snakes, because I’m afraid of them.” He comments. His cardigan is naturally by Missoni.

The Runway. Backstage there is a monitor so that you can see what is going on out front.

Ready to Go. The beautiful model is ready to walk down the runway in a knit dress for summer 2008.

The Clothes Rack. Each model has a dresser and a rack with the clothes and accessories she’ll wear out onto the runway.

Don’t Slip! Shoes are being sandpapered so that the models won’t slip and fall over on the runway.

The Make-up and the Models. While the nineteen year old model from the U.S.A., Rachel Clark looks on, Italian super model, Bianca Balti is having the finishing touches to her make-up. She is calm knowing that her baby girl Matilde is being well looked after by her nanny, just a few paces away.

The Baby. Both Matilde’s parents were working backstage. Her mother, Bianca Balti was modeling and her father, Christian was taking photographs. At three months old is she already getting a taste for the runway?

The Make-up Artist. British celebrity make-up artist, Charlotte Tilbury designed the Missoni make-up using Mac products.

The Make-up. The make-up was inspired by Rock and Roll 1970s, concentrating on the eyes with messed up and funky eyeliner.

Detail. This lush palette of “loose” lipstick reminds me of sorbet.

Seen at Missoni. Sitting in the front row at the Missoni show, Anna Wintour and Andre Leon Talley.

Detail. On each seat there are a press kit and a Missoni notebook. The book is made up of sections of colored blank pages; the colors announce the new 2008 S/S collection colors.

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