Backstage with Sonny Vandevelde at GUCCI

All photos by Sonny Vandevelde

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Blinding lights, a mirrored set and an intense sound design were the backdrop for an equally strong collection. There were carnival tears, spikes and masks, voluminous jackets and trousers, beautifully crafted and ornamented dresses and coats, one white one in particular caught my eye with black sequined embroidery or at least that is what it looked like to me. Mirrors and masks I’m not sure what it all meant but I assume it was that you can be whoever you want to be . Fashion is part fantasy and  illusion  anyway isn’t it? All I do know is that I left the venue feeling energised and uplifted. Thank you GUCCI for the experience.




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.