Thursday, December 01, 2005


A new fashion in fashionland is staging an exhibition to raise your profile. Armani and Prada did it overseas, Vivienne Westwood had her acclaimed retrospective in Taipei earlier this year.
And now it's Celine's turn. The Paris fashion house, now part of the LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton group, is celebrating its 60th anniversary. For the occasion, the brand has set up a small exhibition on Taipei 101's fourth floor. Yesterday, the show was not open to the public yet, so I'll have to wait until the weekend to visit it, but its scale looks rather small. The newspapers only speak about Celine's 2006 Spring/Summer collection.
The brand's new designer, Croatia's Ivana Omazic, is in Taiwan for the show, but so far I haven't seen her on TV, it must be the local election fever now gripping Taiwan is keeping her news conferences and interviews off the main news stations. The fashion news shows over the weekend should feature her, though.
And speaking of visitors, Omazic is not the only one. Next week, Taipei will welcome the director of one of the world's most prestigious fashion schools, London's Central Saint Martin's College of Art and Design. Jane Rapley will hold a news conference Tuesday, also no doubt in the hope of attracting more Taiwanese students to her institution. Graduates from the school include superstars of modern fashion like John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, Phoebe Philo, and Zac Posen.


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