Idle fingers unpicking time
From heaven to hell and back again, life is a funny thing. beauty can come from the most strangest of places even the most disgusting places.- R.I.P Lee Alexander McQueen ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Chanel Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2009  
Underneath the glass roof of the Cambon-Capucines pavilion was like a giant pop-up book made of white paper. The grandiose décor was made up of monochrome arrangements of roses, daisies, leaves and petals winding their way up and around the room’s 32 impressive columns and draped over the railings of the entry stairway where the models appeared. Not to mention the 84 round tables with their tablecloths and paper bouquets. All in all, there were 7000 handmade paper flowers, which took a total of 4800 hours of work to assemble. 4000 m2 of paper were needed to create these ephemeral sculptures, all in one color, or more aptly the non-color of preference for Mlle Chanel: “Women think about all colors, except the absence of color. For me black has everything. So does white. They are absolute beauty. They are the perfect match. Dress a woman in white or in black at a ball and all eyes will be upon her.”

Chanel Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2009  

Underneath the glass roof of the Cambon-Capucines pavilion was like a giant pop-up book made of white paper. The grandiose décor was made up of monochrome arrangements of roses, daisies, leaves and petals winding their way up and around the room’s 32 impressive columns and draped over the railings of the entry stairway where the models appeared. Not to mention the 84 round tables with their tablecloths and paper bouquets. All in all, there were 7000 handmade paper flowers, which took a total of 4800 hours of work to assemble. 4000 m2 of paper were needed to create these ephemeral sculptures, all in one color, or more aptly the non-color of preference for Mlle Chanel: “Women think about all colors, except the absence of color. For me black has everything. So does white. They are absolute beauty. They are the perfect match. Dress a woman in white or in black at a ball and all eyes will be upon her.”


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Valentino Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2013

Valentino Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2013


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'Curiouser and Curiouser' Coco Rocha, wearing Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2007, photographed by Tim Walker for Vogue UK February 2007

'Curiouser and Curiouser' Coco Rocha, wearing Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2007, photographed by Tim Walker for Vogue UK February 2007


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Valentino Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2013


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'Heavenly Creatures' by Benjamin Alexander Huseby for Vogue UK March 2006

'Heavenly Creatures' by Benjamin Alexander Huseby for Vogue UK March 2006


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Valentino Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2013

Valentino Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2013


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Detail of the ‘Oyster Dress’ presented in Alexander McQueens Spring/Summer 2003 Collection

Detail of the ‘Oyster Dress’ presented in Alexander McQueens Spring/Summer 2003 Collection


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Liu Xu and Hyun Yi by Lina Scheynius for Dazed & Confused June 2011

Liu Xu and Hyun Yi by Lina Scheynius for Dazed & Confused June 2011


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Christian Dior Haute Couture Autumn/Winter 2005

Christian Dior Haute Couture Autumn/Winter 2005


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Behind the Curtain at the New York City Ballet photographed by Henry Leutwyler 

Behind the Curtain at the New York City Ballet photographed by Henry Leutwyler