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Entertainment Daily: Paris Fashion - Kenzo, Lacroix and Dries van Noten show at France's fashion week
TAPE: EF01/0711 IN_TIME: 13:34:22 DURATION: 9:28 SOURCES: APTN RESTRICTIONS: music on catwalks not cleared for use. replace with your own clearable music DATELINE: Paris, 7th October 2001 SHOTLIST 1. GV model having hair done 2. GV Stylist doing hair 3. GV hair extensions on a table 4. GV model having make-up done 5. GV model having lipstick done 6. 2 shots of polaroids of models 7. GV model trying on shoes 8. GV black shoes 9. SOT Christian Lacroix (on shoes in collection) : "Because the collection is about a northern young girl, like a fairy girl who is from a very hot and very warm country, yes I think we need very strong angels, not just poetic angels, but poetic angels." 10. GV Lacroix being interviewed 11. SOT Christian Lacroix: "I am excited by exhibitions, by street, by the connections between human beings and the world in which we live. And I think that our duty is to remain connected with the world, and to never be lost within an ivory tower totally cut off from the planet because of a certain style, that is en exciting difficulty because people are always expecting the same thing from me." 12. GVs Lacroix show 13. GV finale with Christian Lacroix on catwalk 14. GV model wearing 'I love NY' t-shirt backstage at Kenzo show 15. GVs backstage 16. SOT Gilles Rosier: "As you saw the decor, there are some palm trees, and you will find those palms as a graphic through the collection. Sometimes tone on tone, sometimes in contrast of colors, and it is printed sometimes, sometimes it is embroidered on the garment, so it is a very tropical atmosphere." 17. C/a Rosier speaking with model 18. SOT Gilles Rosier: "I started this show with darker color and it becomes brighter and brighter and brighter." 19. GVs Kenzo catwalk 20. WS Rosier on runway greeting audience 21. GVs backstage of Dries van Noten show 22. GVs catwalk for Dries van Noten 23. Finale of show CLASSICS FROM LACROIX, KENZO AND DRIES VAN NOTEN IN PARIS Romantic, hip looks by Christian Lacroix, some fine travel outfits from Kenzo and a folk revival by Dries van Noten marked Sunday's shows of spring ready-to-wear. Lacroix came up with art deco and art nouveau prints on silk jersey skirts and pants outfits. Asymmetry ruled the runway here in pointed handkerchief or dropped-point skirts, often finished with ostrich-feather trim. Big belts followed up Lacroix's earlier couture ideas, along with amazing detailing that included tulle-frilled, ruched and lacy knits, many corselet details and fancy relief embroidery on dresses. Jogger-type or laced-up lean trousers with fancy jackets could be original for summer parties. A fine silk jersey print in an Egyptian-inspired art deco motif was exceptional with its one black silk puffed sleeve. Lacroix also used silvery vermeil leather in excellent jackets or pants. The collection featured colours ranging from cream to almond green, pink, and hot red for a beautiful crimped silk raincoat-style jacket. With all the frills, fringes and patchwork, it is clear this designer has a fabulous talent, but maybe it's time to simplify. The Kenzo collection, by Gilles Rosier, Kenzo's former assistant, was ready-to-travel. A solid commercial collection, the clothes were casual with dropped waists, packable synthetic fabrics, and looked fine for putting into the backpack. There were no jeans here. But items like baggy palm-print pants, blousons over hot pants and bikinis with cover-ups looked fine for any traveller's exotic destination. The Lonely Planet styles often featured desert hats with veils - worn with mini-skirts; or welted low-slung desert belts with long dresses and flat sandals strapped up the leg. There were also cargo pants with plenty of pockets. It has been very common this season, but Belgian designer Dries van Noten breathed new life into the recently overworked concept of the folk revival with his fluid, gentle lines and unerring sense of colour. Tie-dyed robes evoked the serenity of the Himalayas rather than the grunge of Berkeley in the 60s; floor-length camisoles, wrap blanket coats and minutely embroidered peasant shirts were impressively constructed. More urban staples like blazers and trousers were unstructured and amply cut; an oversized, olive green parka looked soft and delicate when belted and bloused. Even die-hard minimalists will be tempted to incorporate one of van Noten's extra-wide beaded scarves, a low-slung organic bag or a pair of colourful heels into their functional wardrobes.