Wednesday, March 05, 2008


The Gianfranco Ferre Autumn/Winter 2008/2009 Collection. Huge panels, reproductions of Gianfranco Ferre’s original sketches, serve as backdrops to the U shaped runway for the Gianfranco Ferre Autumn/Winter 2008/2009. How I miss him.

The runway at the Gianfranco Ferre show. A model on the runway evokes memories of Gianfranco Ferre.

Backstage at Ferre – accessories.
A tray of bright silk cravats. Very Gianfranco Ferre.

At the Gianfranco Ferre show. American Vogue’s editor in chief Anna Wintour is being interviewed for RAI Tre news.
Anna’s favorite restaurant. Her hotel, The Four Seasons.

At the Gianfranco Ferre show. Vogue Italia’s editor in chief Franca Sozzani and fashion icon Anna Piaggi.
Franca’s favorite restaurant in Milan. Ristorante Da Giacomo.
Anna’s favorite restaurant in Milan. Il Baretto.

At the Gianfranco Ferre show.
Italian TV personality Elenoire Casalegno shares a joke with Italy’s Patrick McMullen, Stefano Guindani who owns the largest photography agency in Milan.
Elenoire’s favorite restaurants. Le Calandre near Padova. Ristorante dal Pescatore, near Mantova. Ristorante Miramonti near Brescia. Don Alfonso near Napoli.

At the Gianfranco Ferre show.
Gianfranco Ferre’s neo external art director, responsible for overseeing the brand’s identity, Fabien Baron sits next to Ferre’ CEO, Michela Piva.
Fabien’s favorite restaurants in Milan. La Torre di Pisa and Alla cucina delle Langhe.

At the Gianfranco Ferre show. Italian actress, Rosalinda Celentano, who received international attention for her portrayal of Satan in the movie The Passion of Christ chat’s with actress Anita Caprioli whose latest film, The Demon of Saint Petersburg directed by Giuliano Montaldo is due out in April.
Rosalinda’s favorite food. “Just like children, I love cotolette, mashed potatoes and French fries.” she confessed.

Backstage at Ferre. It’s tea time for Magdalena, she told me “My driver usually brings my food to the shows.”

Backstage at Ferre. The mood board is always a source of inspiration.

Backstage at Ferre. Freja sips green tea.

Backstage at Ferre – accessories. Note the beige patent leather clutch bag and all the rings. In the foreground, a refined version of knuckle-dusters.

Backstage at Ferre. The checklist, tells you which model has been through with hair and make-up.

Backstage at Ferre – make-up. The make-up for the Ferre Autumn/Winter 2008/2009 collection was created by Linda Cantello for Mac. Linda works between Paris and New York. “I have created an extremely natural and chic mood. It’s the Epiphany of Ferre.” She explained. Cantello’s influence in the make-up world has a broad and impressive reach. Her make-up regularly appears in all the major international fashion publications.

Backstage at Ferre. Mac’s senior make-up artist Liz is applying foundation to Olga, who comes from Russia.
Food. Olga usually brings fruit, nuts, chocolate and water to work in her bag.

Backstage at Ferre. A models “rations” sit on the make-up table.
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