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Catwalk or Kitchen Walk? Either Way, The Show Must Go On…

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Catwalk shows in Milan and Paris may be on hold until further notice but the show must go on…

Like many fashion houses, top models refuse to let lockdown ruin the show. Top models like Joan Smalls, Ashley Graham, Karen Elson, and Karlie Kloss all participated in the recreation of a runway show from their homes. Much like the new wave of virtual photoshoots, the ‘virtual lockdown catwalk show’ was all about bringing awareness to the good cause. Orchestrated by the founder of CR Fashion Book and CR Runway, Carine Roitfeld, went in partnership with the amfAR to raise capital in the fight against COVID 19.

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Makeup artist Tom Pecheux, hairdresser Sam Mcknight, and nail technician Mei Kawajiri created guided tutorials for the models to follow on with the concept looks. Choreographer Stephen Galloway also participated in the 30-minute special – ‘lockdown catwalk show’ to provide the models with guided instructions on their walk. Good music and great energy was a must…

“We sent the models music beforehand to give good energy to the walk – the energy is amazing,” said Carine.

Catwalk shows and photo-shoots have all been majorly impacted by this global crisis – what does this mean for the future of fashion?

“The show must go on and even if it’s tough we have to do something.” Roitfeld said, “unfortunately so many cannot work, and it’s going to be a big problem, everyone is going to have to be creative.” Carine also added, “we are going to have better times but it will never be like before – it will be a totally different world, not just for fashion but in general.”