Haute Couture Collection
Presented in the Petit Théâtre of the Conservatoire Supérieur d’Art dramatique, on Saturday July 9th 2001 at 3.30 p.m., Paris.
I am a ‘guest member’ in the official calendar of the French Federation of Haute Couture.
The world of a magical music box for the staging of a modern ballet.
Steps resound, a ray of light brushes the floor, revealing folded up bodies with broken joints.
Twenty-four fashion models and dancers from the Opéra de Paris for twenty-four clothes, a grand piano on stage, and a score based on the soundtrack of Federico Fellini’s Casanova.
Dresses with a pink flounce, an asymmetric neckline or a sleeve excrescence. Pant suits only, with loose, even very loose, jackets. Hacked and frayed materials irregularly cut like the spangled scars going through two-tone washed lamb leather dresses.
But the prints are what attract the eye: traces of hands, circles, stripes, print letters and bright scrawls as if Pollock, passing by, had sprinkled the creations with a multitude of spangles.
Casting by Franck Nasso and Fred Sathal, music by Touve Ratovondreaty, hair by Laurent Philippon, make-up by Carole Lasnier, thermoformed plastic corsets by Simon Azoulay, photograph on invitation cards by Michael Woolley.
Trois « look » de la collection entrent dans les collections du Musée de la Mode de Marseille.