Sunday, 30 September 2012
Glenn Martens S/S 13 presentation - Text and pictures by Valentin Jardinier--Almodovar
Dear shaded viewers,
To enjoy both the fashion week and this sunny, last Sunday of September, the ideal place was the chapelle expiatoire. As you entered, you were likely to pass by a model walking down the courtyard, while inside the chapel you found three of them standing on pedestals. Not before long, one would step down and either take another's place, exit the chapel or go downstairs behind a statue. Following her there, you discovered there was a gallery underneath the chapel, a crypt she now occupied with another girl. Eventually a new one arrived from yet another place…
All day, every three minutes, a model came from backstage and walked by the lateral gallery to access the crypt. Glenn Martens' clever and beautiful presentation let us take the time to admire both the architecture and his clothes. 60 looks or so, different combinations of the collection's pieces, kept the presentation fresh even if you stayed to enjoy the location, the scent of the white roses, and a talk with your friends.
Built upon the site where Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette were first buried, the chapelle expiatoire serves to commemorate the 21 years they lied there before being moved to the basilique Saint-Denis. The model seen above in the crypt stands in front of the exact location of Louis XVI's former grave. The statue in the picture below represents Marie-Antoinette supported by Religion.
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