We were delighted to receive an invite to Pierre Garroudi’s exclusive showcase of his A/W 2010 collection. Having preciously been a guest member of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture
alongside the likes of Christian Dior, Givenchy, Christian Lacroix and Chanel – Garroudi now works from his south London Gallery – also the venue for his biannual showcases.
Obviously a fashion show wouldn’t be a fashion show unless it was running the standard half an hour to an hour late. Luckily enough we were in the good company of top artistic photographer Max Letek and long standing good-time girl Emma Walsh – and there was a pub directly opposite. Sorted.
The show itself was well… red. The dresses were all sultry red in colour, and avant-garde in design – either clinging daringly to the models’ figures or framing them with lashings of crimson fabric.
The hair was also red (as were the lips) and defied gravity, ranging from what can only be described as a straight-up-do – towering over the model’s head in one peak to feathered do’s projecting horizontally behind the model. And everything on between. Literally everything.
BM Model Grace opening the show,
We’re pretty sure we spotted Zandra Rhodes in the front row too!
(Photography courtesy of Hugh O’Malley)