Exceptionally devoted to Exception – fashion show held in torrential rain storm in Shanghai

Dear Shaded Viewers,

I have to say this was a first, tonight in Shanghai the exceptionally devoted fans of the brand Exception showed just how much they cared. The show was delayed for a little over an hour while guests entertained themselves with 3 strong and poetic installations. Everyone was given plastic raincoats and an umbrella and when the  rain subsided they took their seats. I however, in true DP fashion, stayed under a shelter but with a clear view of the catwalk. Not even a quarter through the show the rains poured down, thunder, not sure if there was any lightening but it was monsoon strength and the guests stayed in their seats and smiles and thoroughly enjoyed the show. It was quite exceptional ….for Exceptional.



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.