The dark forest looming over the runway set the stage today for Alberta Ferretti’s fairytale- (or was it Game of Thrones?) inspired collection. While Ferretti has always loved a floor-sweeping hemline, this season she got especially romantic, intricately embroidering woodland botanicals and creeping vines on grand silk skirts. Before the show, a wall of fashion photogs greeted Italian street-style favorites Anna Dello Russo and Chiara Ferragni (aka. The Blonde Salad), who came out to revel in the renaissance mood.
A runway ripped out of the renaissance
Regal embroidery in rusts and reds
A fairytale scene at Alberta Ferretti
Anna Dello Russo makes a statement at Ferretti
The Blonde Salad prepares to take it all in
Now, here’s what we call a neighborhood watch. Photography by Joe Lally. Styling by Carlos Davis. See full gallery.
There are a few costume pieces from film history that fashion lovers, like myself, seriously covet — Audrey Hepburn’s black dress from Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Dorothy’s ruby slippers, and The Flying Nun’s habit (I kid). To commemorate the 70th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz, Warner Bros. has partnered with Swarovski and 19 famous faces in fashion to create their own versions of Dorothy’s iconic ruby slippers. Be still my beating heart!
Shoe demigods Manolo Blahnik, Jimmy Choo, and Christian Louboutin will all be lending their talents to the project, plus fashion designers Diane Von Furstenberg, Alberta Ferretti, and even Gwen Stefani’s line L.A.M.B. The shoes will debut in the windows of Saks Fifth Ave’s 10022-Shoe store (the store so large it has it’s own zip code) on September 4th; later, the shoes will tour the nation, stopping at Miami’s Art Basel among over venues. The proceeds from the auction of the collection will benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS foundation.