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Another Year, Another Met Ball

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The day before the annual ball, organised and hosted by Anna Wintour, to raise money for the museum, a dedicated room was opened and it was named the Anna Wintour Costume Centre at the Metropolitan Museum in NY!! The ribbon was cut by her friend and first Lady, Michelle Obama who looked resplendent as ever in a green brocade and cream dress with co-ordinated green jewels.  Anna Wintour looked elegant and emotional showing her softer side and obvious pride at the honour bestowed on her in recognition of her achievements in fashion and by helping to raise a ton of cash for the museum.

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Anna Wintour & Michelle Obama

The next day saw the cabaret that is the Met Ball and at $25,000 a ticket you would expect a proper do!! I for one am very happy to gently peruse the images of all the glitterati with a smattering of amusement and pick out my favourite outfits. Apparently Madonna was shunned by Miss Wintour when she revealed that she intended to attend the gala wearing bandages!!! Hmmmm, I wonder what double entendre was meant there!?

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Anna Wintour in Chanel, Cara Delevingne in Stella McCartney, 

Gisele Bundchen in Balenciaga & Alexa Chung in Nina Ricci. 

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Karolina Kurkova in Marchesa S/S 11 & $1 million worth of Harry Winston diamonds, Suki Waterhouse in Burberry,

Karen Elson & Emmy Rossum in Carolina Herrera.

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Mario Testino & Stella Tennant both in Burberry, Florence Welsh in Valentino,

Katie Holmes in Marchesa A/W 14 & Lily Aldridge in Michael Kors.

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Kate Upton in Dolce & Gabbana, Kate Bosworth in Stella McCartney, 

Lily Donaldson in Burberry & Naomi Watts in Givency Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci.

And great fun was had by all, lovely….!

 

 

Fashion Imitating Art

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 29, 2013 by deroemer

‘Sometimes one might be forgiven for suspecting that there was a certain complicity in the world of fashion and not least than in the higher echelons of that great arena, is it something in the air, the water, perhaps in the general consciousness!? There is definitely a cross over this season between the worlds of art and fashion, not uncommon or that surprising on the whole but there was a definite movement on the runways this season.  ‘Transformative!’, Jeff Koons was heard to say at the Stella McCartney show.

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Chanel

 Look at Karl Largerfield for Chanel and his hugely heavy nod in that direction, he certainly went to town with his references and filled the Grand Palais with ‘art pieces’ that he conceived himself, not unlike Jeff Koons!  Ahemmm…  Phoebe Philo for Celine showed that she too liked a bold stroke when it comes to art and included artistic prints in various colours and styles with a very chic effect.

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Chanel

Artistic collaboration is nothing new to Maia Norman of Mother of Pearl, this season she combined forces with Mat Collishaw but has in the past worked with various other artists.  Not surprisingly perhaps considering her long term relationship with Damien Hirst.  I for one am quite sure that she would have been a huge inspiration to him!

What fun and good to see Grayson Perry, already a fashion darling as well as an excellent artist, promoting and commenting on what is ‘Modern Art’ in his highly acclaimed Rieth lectures, really worth a listen, I think he has a great command of modernism; life imitating art or art imitating life?’

 Valentino

My personal favourite showing in Paris this season was Valentino, beautiful, gorgeously elegant, chic and dare I say it, painterly!

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Celine 

Celine

Wool Week

Posted in De Roemer, de Roemer Gossip, De Roemer Social, Fashion News, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on October 17, 2012 by deroemer

You might realise that cashmere is really our thing even though we do use gorgeous slinky silk and a bit of cotton sometimes for our luxury T’s.

This week however is Wool week, which we are delighted to promote as we love a cute sheep and who can resist a devine wool felt boucle wool crepe, the list is endless….

 Harvey Nichols Giant Wool Ball

   Chanel Boucle Jacket
      Wool/Felt Necklace by Etsy

Dolce & Gabbana Wool Crochet Bags