We caught up with the 54-year-old designer for a free-wheeling conversation on becoming a couturier, dominating the red carpet, building a fashion empire and, above all, on what makes this unique fashion autodidact tick.
“My father was in charge of manufacturing for 45 years here and never ever wanted anyone in our factory,” chuckled Nadja Swarovski after opening the doors of the family's famed crystal-making plant in the Austrian Alps.
FashionNetwork.com visited the Parisian atelier where the luxury label’s finest creations are hand-made. The atelier will be open to the public on October 12-14, as part of the LVMH group’s ‘Private Days’ initiative.
The latest step in the renovation of Champs Elysees is the new flagship of J. M. Weston, France’s classiest shoe brand. A superb timeless showcase, possibly the most luxurious setting of any shoe store anywhere.
It’s official; the feminist revolution is finished at Christian Dior. After several politically slanted shows at Dior by Maria Grazia Chiuri, this was a clear statement of classical couture, even rather too much so.
When Nicolas Ghesquière staged his fifth cruise collection for Louis Vuitton, he practically invented a new category in design – site-specific high fashion. FashionNetwork.com caught up with Ghesquière post-show.
What’s the attraction of working in fashion if you are not a designer? That was the question at Hyères Festival for Camille Bidault Waddington, Leaf Greener, Frederic Sanchez, Etienne Russo and Stéphane Marais.