>> I've only ever watched ye olde fashion shows of the seventies and eighties on scratchy YouTube videos, where models sashay, twirl, laugh and the front row vaguely look like they're smiling. Last night at Moschino's 30th anniversary show, I *think* I finally got to see what that experience was like for real when the legendary Pat Cleveland opened the show in Franco Moschino's archive Bull Chic ensemble, faux-flamenco-ing her way down the catwalk, stopping every so often to spin and pose, with an expression that could only endear people to fall in love with her and whatever she was wearing. The beginning and the finale part of the show skewed in this direction with other "oldies" Violetta, Amalia, and Gisele doing their thang with Gloria Gaynor up on centrestage, singing "I Am What I Am".
I'm tempted to say "They don't make them like they used to..." but I have no real recollection of what fashion yesteryear was like. If this was a flashback glimpse, then I'm all for more nostalgia-tinted moments like this in fashion. It got people standing up (much to the chagrin of photographers in the pit), clapping, and *shock* actually looking like they're enjoying themselves. Interestingly, for a flashback show, I'd never seen more iPads, cameras and smart phones up in the air as they were all eager to document what everyone knew was a rare treat.
Instagram video taken by myself for Dazed & Confused