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Dec 08

AMPR Knows…The World’s Most Iconic Fashion Shows, part two

By Cheyenne Myers


 

Dior Couture Garden, AW 2012

Not the first or last flower wall we will ever see but this Dior show used over A MILLION fresh blooms covering ceiling to floor, wall to wall. The show took over five grand rooms within a Parisian mansion to create the most ethereal secret garden, with the rooms themed around a single colour from blue delphiniums to white orchids and pink peonies. And all I ask for is a fresh vase of flowers each and every week!

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Saint Laurent Eiffel Tower, SS 2019

With a sparkling Eiffel Tower providing the perfect backdrop, models walked through shallow water at the Trocadero Fountain in Paris lined by illuminated white palm trees lighting up the nights sky. Classic and romantic in a modern way.

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Ksubi Debut Show, 2001

Firstly, can we have a moment for the fact this was almost 20 years ago?! The fact people born in 2001 are 19 years old blows my mind. Anyway, back to it.

More infamous than famous, the 2001 debut show for Ksubi at Australian Fashion Week saw hundreds of rodents released onto the catwalk and FROW. It put the brand on the map (for the right reasons? I am still not sure) and I can’t say there are many daring to pull a stunt like this, so props to them for taking the risk. Almost as controversial as the headlines following the brand in the years to come…

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Pierre Cardin Desert Runway, SS 2008

Guests were transported to Dunhang County, North Western China for the exotic desert inspired show, where models rode camels snaking across the dramatic sand dune landscape. It closely followed Fendi’s show at the Great Wall of China, so it did well to earn some spotlight at the time.

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Chanel Parisian Rooftops, SS 2020

Following Karl Lagerfeld’s death earlier in the year, the legendary legacy continued with Virginie Viard taking on the designer’s position for the Paris Fashion Week show, with the Grand Palais transformed into the rooftops of Paris. Certainly more low key than previous shows, the setting was still captivatingly beautiful in its simplicity, paying homage to the city where the brand began.

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