Come to a screening said the invite. So, we all turned up expecting to see another fashion film. After pushing through throngs of hysterical celebrity spotting kids, we were ushered onto a red carpet for an arrivals photo. Huh? We’re fashion hacks not celebs, but we are game for a laugh.
After the step and repeat formalities, we took our seats in the cinema where the red-carpet shenanigans were projected onto a big screen. The people-watching was delicious. You could see every pore. There was Mel Ottenberg posing with his plastic shopping bag and water bottle, and Bryan Boy in a full look (was he warned?). Then suddenly a girl arrived wearing a huge black lace crinoline gown, looking like a goth infanta. It was look No.1, the show had begun even though half the audience were still posing on the fake red carpet. A girl in a silver leather hooded cape dress swept the carpet, a boy in Matrix shades and a double-breasted black suit.
To make things even more confusing real celebrities started to turn up in full
This was fashion as entertainment and the looks kept coming – mostly black with exaggerated shoulders, oversized puffer jackets and dagger-sharp heels – 64 in total, nearly 90% of which were made with sustainable materials. Then a figure dressed as a shadow took the carpet. It was
Photography courtesy of Balenciaga.