By Linah Hashmi
From the front rows to the show-stopping moments, see Paris Haute Couture week s/s’13 through the eyes of Famous Fashion Illustrator, Gladys Perint Palmer, as she takes us on a visual tour of the shows as she sat through them, with these brilliant illustrations! For fashion & art lovers, these are the perfect fashion images to have on your wall! For more of her illustrations check out her website and thank me later because you’re going to want to own every piece! My personal favourite – the Alexandre Vauthier show drawing – I want that framed!
Read about Gladys Perint Palmer on Vogue.uk: http://www.vogue.co.uk/spy/biographies/gladys-perint-palmer-biography & also watch out for our interview with this talented artist, coming soon!
Her next book ADAM & YVES, (FIREFALL EDITIONS) will be published soon.
Official website: http://www.gladysperintpalmer.com/
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GPPillustration
‘Leaving Christian Dior Haute Couture in the Jardin des Tuileries, Carré des Sangliers, Entrée Grille d’honneur, during a blizzard, with 40 umbrella escorts. The collection was gorgeous.’
‘Karl Lagerfeld transformed the Grand Palais for the Chanel S/S 2013 Haute Couture into a glorious resort, filled with exotic shrubs, mature trees, plants and sand. The amphitheater for a about 520 people (there were two shows) had equally exotic guests in the front row, including Claire Boucher (aka Grimes) an experimental underground electronic musician from Vancouver, in full Chanel gear.The collection was lovely, wearable if not always affordable.’
‘Today’s favourite Haute Couture: Jean Paul Gaultier’s evening backpack!’
‘On Wednesday evening, Valentino Haute Couture at Hotel Salomon de Rothschild, 11 rue Berryer. ‘
‘Hervé L. Leroux closes Paris Haute Couture S/S 2013. Hervé Who? Hervé Léger, renamed by Karl Lagerfeld, after Hervé’s dispute with backers, when he lost his name (so careless…) Here, a preview of Hervé at Colette, 213 rue Saint-Honoré, the shop in Paris to which everyone in fashion gravitates.’
‘Front Row Faces at Paris Haute Couture S/S 2013. Reem Al Kanhal from Riyadh, at Jean Paul Gaultier.’
‘Stephen Jones’ exquisite bonnet for Christian Dior Haute Couture, Spring/Summer 2013, designed by Raf Simons… Surrounded by greenery and trees. Magical.’
‘Raf Simons’ models rose out of the ground, from the midst of the shrubbery, as flowers emerge from the ground in springtime….An ode to Christian Dior’s love of flowers.’
‘Living Happily Ever After? Gay marriage was the subtext in Paris at Spring/Summer 2013 Haute Couture last week. Klever Karl Lagerfeld sent out two brides, holding hands, each with a black eye. Even in blissful Chanel, any marriage is a toss-up…’
‘Last week in Paris, at Stéphane Rolland’s Spring/Summer 2013 Haute Couture, a riot of paparazzi descended like locusts around a front row seat. When the swarm was finally dispersed, we beheld … Kim Kardashian.’
‘The last day of January – look back on On Aura Tout Vu Spring/Summer 2013 Haute Couture. Indeed.’
‘Paris Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2013 Alexandre Vauthier – very sexy. Very modest?’
‘Au revoir Paris Spring/Summer Haute Couture. Iris van Herpen’s electric 3D print collection.’