Day 1 festival d’Hyeres

Dear Shaded Viewers,

I was very happy to receive good luck wishes for everyone in the festival from Ally aka Guillaume. I arrived last night and had dinner at the villa with the festival team and the designers in the contest. I already knew almost half of them and the rest I will know more about very soon. Today Steef Bus took Dan Salzmann and I to the beach to see the construction of the tent for the show and then afterwards we went to visit an extaordinary man, Jean Joeriman, and his sister in their amazing house with beautiful gardens. He was friends with YSL, Christian Dior and Lagerfeld and the artwork in his house was out of a dream. Everyone it seems has photographed his home for obvious reasons. I wanted to know what his thoughts were on contemporary fashion and of the festival. After we went location scouting and now the rest of the day will be devoted to the designers at the villa.


Take care, Diane

Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.