The Little Black Jacket was shown here in Dubai at The Venue. The exhibit featured stunning portraits of various celebrities and icons wearing Chanel’s iconic black jacket, photographed by Karl Lagerfeld, each styled by Carine Roitfeld.
The exhibition was dimly lit and minimal, with rows of large photographic prints. The concepts were simple, yet each portrait had a unqiue character and needless to say visually stunning. I was bowled over by the portraits Sandro Kopp, Vanessa Paradis, Zhou Xunthe and Tilda Swinton.
Fire engraving was another section, seemed like halftone engravings on glass that glowed in vibrant colours in the dark.
An enclosed area had photographs printed in positive and negative on uncut canvas rolls. A series of black and white pictures of Yoko Ono was on one of the walls, next it to was a small screen which had her dancing in a short film. The soundbyte on this film was the music for the exhibition, a continous loop of piano notes.
There was one wall that had super large format prints in saturated in a single colour, Waris Alhuwalia’s portrait is simple and brilliant. I just placed an order for my very own copy of The Little Black Jacket : A Chanel Classic revisited by Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld, a good source of inspiration in print.
Shooting fashion runways are challenging and fun at the same time. I haven’t been to any before to shoot professionally, so this was my first. And it was an experience of a kind, managing pace with the models, the light and the other photographers/videographers cramped up around you in a very tight space, all aiming to take the center-to-runway shot. This I am sure will come in handy with a wedding situation.
Romanian Designers and Companies are group of designers that showcased these exquisite handmade creations at the Bride Show Dubai.
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