Vogue, Versace and Valentino at the Gainsborough- it doesn’t get much more Bath than that. Elegant events held at the most luxurious of venues, topped off with a cream tea upon arrival.
Yesterday’s events consisted of two ‘Vogue On…’ talks, conducted by fashion writers Charlotte Sinclair and Drusilla Beyfus, with the focus on two of Italy’s most prominent designers.
Charlotte Sinclair, contributing editor to British Vogue was the first to take stage with an exceptional presentation on the life of Gianni Versace, starting from his early childhood. A young boy who learned to cut in his mother’s workshop, now a designer known for his daring cuts, considered an “open celebration of money, power and sex”. Versace took the world of fashion by storm, and was regarded as a new breed of designer, however his unique choice of fabrics and designs is what enabled him to dress some of the world’s most iconic women.
“from boardroom to bedroom, and back.”
Next to take the Bath in Fashion stage was Drusilla Beyfus- journalist, broadcaster, commentator and author of Vogue On Valentino Garavani.
No details was too small for this presentation, as Beyfus took us on a journey through the like of Valentino, and the success of his global fashion house. The first Italian designer to take on the power of Parisian couture, or the ‘moon’ as he described it to his mother. Today, described by Vogue as “every well dressed girls best friend”, he was the first to create clothes that really enhanced a women.
“a dress has to live on top of the body, and has to look beautiful from every angle.”