Anthony Vaccarello at Maria Luisa’s until February 4th

Dear Shaded Viewers,

As couture comes to a successful end, you have a few more days to pass by the windows of Maria Luisa’s to see the beautiful and inventive collection of 2006 Grand prize Hyeres winner, Anthony Vaccarello. His original body moulded sculpted shapes have managed to stop many a passer by this week.They came, they ordered and he’s going to be just fine up until next year.I think it is a statement about the current economic situation, originality will conquer all. There has to be a reason for someone to open up their purse, the best way is to offer something that they cannot find anywhere else. That is the true meaning of luxury. It’s not meant to please everyone but only the chosen few that can actually appreciate it and afford it.



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.