Yesterday I had the privilege of attending The Victoria and Albert Museum - the worlds largest museum of decorative arts and design - to sit front row in one of their exquisite rooms and watch Ralph & Russo's Fashion in Motion shows. The British haute couture fashion house has been causing a frenzy becoming the first and only to be elected by the chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture to show it's collection on the official schedule at Paris Haute Couture week and dressing some of our favourite A-Listers including the recent honorary damehood presented to Angelina Jolie.
As one of the first in I got a real look around and honestly the surroundings set the perfect mood for the modern fairytale we were about to witness consisting of a huge spacious runway, magnificent lighting and a beautiful reflective ceiling as one of the museums special features. Their Fashion In Motion series of live catwalk events have become a real hit for those wanting to get a chance to view some of the greatest designers; look out for more information Here.
Backstage was almost as extraordinary as the show itself viewing the pieces close up and my fellow M1 models Jess P, Shenyue and the beautiful Amber Le Bon walking in and closing the show. It wasn't hard to see why this power duo's collection was a sell out dramatically starting and wowing spectators the whole way through. It was lovely to see people clapping and gasping at every piece that passed by because of the incredible embroidery and intricate details on every single gown. Tamara Russo explained that a colossal 3,900 hours and 600 meters of silk tulle had gone into the gown but hard work and pressure are nothing new to her recently dressing Beyonce for her Mrs Carter tour. Luckily I got to share the experience with you guys updating the V&A social media outlets and even posting a video on my own. According to the hundreds of Instagram comments I received we are all getting married in a spectacular Ralph & Russo dress, I wouldn't have it any other way. Get saving gentlemen.