MQ Vienna Fashion Week 2012 – Tiberius. Photos & text by Glenn Belverio


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Vienna or Riccione?

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Tiberius is always the most-anticipated show during Vienna Fashion Week and at this edition, they did not disappoint. This time around, designer Marcos Valenzuela was inspired by the ideology and philosophy of the Cinquecento–the Italian Renaissance during the 16th century.

Usually before the shows at MQ Vienna Fashion Week, I’m in the VIP tent hoovering down some canape-sized strudels and taking a bird bath in a bowl of Austrian prosecco–but for Mariella Morgana and Tiberius, I dived backstage. At Tiberius, I felt like the fashion version of one of those lady journalists who interviews football players, clad in nothing more than jockstraps, in the locker room.

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This model’s look reminds me of the scene in “Puzzle of a Downfall Child” when Lou (Fay Dunaway) is posing for a jewelry ad and is required to make out with a timid male model. She takes him into the dressing room and the only way she can get him excited is to describe in vivid detail Marlene Dietrich’s famous set piece with Anna May Wong in “Shanghai Express.”

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I loved this look because it remined me of Charo! Coochie-coochie!

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Designer Marcos Valenzuela. Marcos hails from Colombia but has been in Vienna for some years now. I really enjoyed hanging out with him at the after party at my hotel, Le Meridien.

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Vienna or Venice? Or the Kaiser’s living room? No, it’s the Moet Lounge at Le Meridien!

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Me and the masked marvels.

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Meow! Designer Mariella Morgana Mayer.

Thanks for reading.

Previously at MQ Vienna Fashion Week:

Mariella Morgana’s creme-brulee-torched goth couture

Madonna’s brother shows his footwear on hot models in their underwear

 

Ciao!

Glenn Belverio

Glenn Belverio

Glenn Belverio is a writer and New Yorker. He has been reporting for ASVOF since 2005 and currently works at The Museum of Modern Art as the Content Manager for MoMA Design Store.

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