\ RUNWAY MAGAZINE ®: 7 September. Vogue Fashion Celebration Night.

September 10, 2010

7 September. Vogue Fashion Celebration Night.

Summer is finished. Would we fancy bubbly on Avenue Montaigne? Oh, yes, please ! :-). The first fancy big gathering before fashion week is Vogue Celebrating night.
Celebration of Vogue fashion night is taking all four corners of the planet.
From Paris to New York, from Milan to Beijing, from Moscow to Delhi, the international editors of Vogue magazine will hold special evening in main shopping streets of all big cities.
In France, Vogue magazine with the support of Montaigne Committee, was celebrating the event in the boutiques of Paris's golden triangle: Avenue Montaigne, Rue François 1er and Avenue George V. And it was splendid indeed.
All Paris was there – more then 10 000 people on 3 little streets came to enjoy chic shopping that night, performances, concerts, champagne.
Indeed it was not easy to meet friends but it was much easy to meet Karl Lagerfeld or Chantal Thomass – designer of very fancy and luxury line of lingerie visiting Ralph Lauren boutique and enjoying champagne with many admirers.
Sixty shops giving fancy entertainment and champagne for all fashion lovers. Even teenagers who are dreaming about being in fashion were welcome.
That day I was reporting for Mode Life Style TV (US, Florida). What can I say? At first I called it "Blond TV" to keep my team together :-).

(All photos in this article copyright protected, forbidden to use without authorization. Photographer Laurent Benhamou)

I was amazed about how many people came this year for the Vogue Celebration. Of course it was not enough time to visit all stores but still I was enjoying talk and looking at the collections in Blumarine boutique, Ralph Lauren, Roberto Cavalli and Nina Ricci stores.
Blumarine’s Fall 2010 collection is full of sexy pieces. It's printed in "Love for animal": zebra, leopard, cheetah and snake skin heavily fringed for the leather jackets, the skirts, the blouses and bags.

Indeed I enjoyed so much the all atmosphere in Ralph Lauren boutique. American jazz, flowers, ruffles and lines – philosophy and internal being of blooming life and being in love. Elegance in simple forms – sign of American stability and class. The ultimate luxury in rugby, polo, tennis – solid and elegant forms, strength of moves, romantic feelings and force. Bohemian gypsy dress is a purl of this collection was a little more unexpected, but there were definite strains - romantic floral ornaments.
No wonder why Chantal Thomas – the most famous for her glamorous lingerie spent her time there.

Collection of Roberto Cavalli is ultra-sexy glamorous - what he's famous for, and with some masculine elements for more unexpected turn of femininity. The collections is a hymn to a simple lifestyle, layered with floral-print sack dresses and elements borrowed from the boys: boxy jackets and trousers that exposed the waistbands of boxer shorts. Wedding dress - is always sign of thirties - glamorous and fluffy with heavy colorful jewelry.

Collection in Nina Ricci boutique is a storm of elegance: flap of a dramatic cotton trench did double duty as a ruffled collar cinched with a fur scarf, and the delicate chiffon revers that cascaded down the front of the jacket of a sky blue skirtsuit – the strength of femininity.

I couldn't see all – it was physically impossible and specially if many people blocked the street just in front of Chanel waiting for mysterious Karl Lagerfeld. And here he is in front of thousands people and cameras in all his glory...

Popular now in Paris collections of Manoush – gypsy and circus people amused public with clown performances at the end of the night.

End of the street, garden and dance at the end of Avenue Montaigne – boutique of Paul and Joe on the comer. Romantic end of the wonderful fashion evening which Paris is famous for.