Yes, FINALLY, I'll be blogging about the Christian Lacroix exhibition which I've went to at the gorgeous, National Museum; the day before I was set to leave for Taipei!
* I've left the programme booklet back home; so right now; I do not have that many facts and information for me to write with;
As everyone knows; Christian Lacroix is famed for his opulent, fantasy creations; His haute couture line is always so luxurious, so wonderfully over the top; With that small pinch of knowledge I stepped into the exhibition with great reverence and I was truly wowed;
Each of his creations are so unique to itself;
The colours; designs; fabrics; are all so lush!
The idea of stepping out in them is enough to make my knees go weak; and yet, being able to dance, and prance around in these costumes must really be really awesome!
There was a short video, of operas, ballets and theatres which Christian Lacroix worked with; and it was just; fabulous, to see the costumes; coming alive! It is different; so much different; as compared to the catwalk where models just parade up and down the platform.
The performers; music and emotions portrayed in the performances gave life to the costumes; and it's breathtaking; to see the layers of fabric; especially tulle; swishing around!
Here's a video which I took; of the video; (So it isn't as clear!)
Alternatively, you may click here; to access the video.
Also; although I may not be a fashion student; but I'm LOVING these sketches so so much! The strokes; and colours used; are just so vibrant;
Furthermore; the little notes that you see; just make it seem so incredulous; as it's the EXACT copy which the designer had drawn and ponder over; making decisions; and cuts.
OF COURSE; I was inspired after leaving the exhibition; (I mean; who wouldn't be, right?!)
I've got a new found love; and that is TULLE;
Previously; I've always associated the fine netting with ballerinas and little girls; I've never dreamt; of wearing that cutesy; French made fabric~
It was only weeks later; AFTER I'm in Taipei when I chanced upon this awesome, grey tulle skirt which I fell in love with immediately!
I LOVE that it's so flouncy, so light; and SO PRETTY!
Drawing inspiration from one of Christian Lacroix's costumes; I've paired my tulle skit with my blazer, a darker shade of grey, ribbed tights and PEARLS!
Tank Top: Cotton On
Skirt: Gong Guan
* LOL, I was laughing as I typed the above section, cos' I realised that almost everything which I'm wearing; are from nightmarkets around Taipei! And it's further proven my point that you don't have to wear labels are spend a bomb to look good!(:
Okay, that's all I have for today; shall turn in now; I've got to wake up at 6am; again tomorrow; for my 0700 shift! Wish me luck!
Loads of Love,