at RAD Hourani Couture Fall 2014 DP photo by systeme D Jean Luc Dupont Collection photos Tim Grenard

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Last week at the couture show of Rad Hourani it was raining and while the rest of the fashion guests held their umbrellas and watched the show, I had the special privelege of watching the show from inside. It was rather  intimate and  a sideways view of the action. My friend Jean Luc Dupont, Systeme D, caught me in this pink frame.The collection was belted, kimono-wrap intricate layers in signature black with a bit of glitter on some of the fabrics via silver threaded sequins. There was a touch of color…deep green..

It is funny timing receiving Jean Luc's photos today because I just received a note from Jean Paul Gaultier's PR as she just heard that I did not make it into his couture show. Reason being I was on the fashion bus from Rad's show and when I got to the entrance of Jean Paul's the security guard told me the show would start in 10 minutes so I was not allowed in…



Thank you to Rad and his PR for accepting my eccentricity.



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.