The Jury meeting for the final selection for the 24th edition of the festival d’Hyeres

Dear Shaded Viewers,

A jury presided over by it's president Kris Van Assche met in the Grand Salon on the 2nd floor chez Dior Homme this afternoon into evening. Among the esteemed jury members were: Zoe Cassavetes,actress and director and daughter of my absolute favorite director of all times, John Cassavetes and her wonderful mother Gina Rowlands, truly a delight for me to meet and Mr. Fantastic Man and Butt's Gert Jonkers, iconic photographer, Nan Goldin, Dior's communication director,Jean-Pierre Boux, Luisaviaroma's Andrea Panconesi, Marie Chauveau of Mafia and writer/curator, Eric Troncy. Joining the jury in April will be Dazed and Confused's Jefferson Hack and V Magazine's Armand Limnander.

Kris Van Assche and Zoe Cassavetes
Jean Pierre Blanc, Director and Founder of the Festival d'Hyeres

THe images below were not necessarily in the final choice but if they made it onto a model they were seriously taken into consideration. THe finalists will be notified within the week, I imagine so if you do not hear back than probably you were not selected.As always everyone did not agree on every collection but in the end the final choice was made. Out of 300 dossiers 68 made it to Paris and 10 were selected for the 24th edition of the festival d'Hyeres which will be held in the South of France the end of April.




Jury members, Nan Goldin, Zoe Cassavetes and Eric Troncy take a cigarette break in between collections. 



Gert Jonkers and oe Cassavetes


Nan Goldin


Antoine and I were leaving when we ran into Nan Goldin in the hallway.


The images above only mean that you were being considered, some looks that appear are in the final choice but many are not. Please do not ask me if your work got in because you will have to wait to be informed by the festival d'Hyeres. If you don't hear from them in the next 10 days, then…probably you did not. All I can say is that if you made it this far that was already a good sign and you should feel encouraged to continue.

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.