Fashion shows that made you cry (or almost)

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  1. ghostwriter10549

    ghostwriter10549 Well-Known Member

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    I will probably regret of doing this tomorrow, but here it go. I hope y'all allow me to start this thread.

    I know that this type of thing make some people laugh and call us frivolous, but you know, people like me (crying person) who loves fashion have this moment when a show suddenly becomes more than a show and the emotions are too strong to dont let it go, what its fair IMO, sometimes a show have so much creative energy involved that is difficult not to fell it. So im curiuos to know: this had ever happened to you? How many times? Do you think that is stupid? Please, lets share!

    Here is my list:
    Chanel FW09
    Rochas FW06
    McQueen FW06
    Celine FW10
    Balenciaga FW05
     
  2. GivenchyHomme

    GivenchyHomme Well-Known Member

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    Dior Haute Couture SS04- The sheer amount of passion and creativity. We haven't seen anything like it since. It was a moment!

    Prada SS08- The Fairy collection and the show that got me into fashion in the first place. It will always have a special place in my heart. I'd never seen anything like it. It was beautiful. The music added another layer to it. It's my favorite collection of all time.



    Alexander McQueen FW08- Beautiful and Romantic. It had such an amazing set. The dresses were gorgeous. The music was intense.

    Nina Ricci SS09 - The girl who lived inside the painting. :heart: Poetry and Fantasy.



    John Galliano SS09- Unapologetically pretty and feminine. Simple, but absolutely beautiful. Amazing music and set. The headpieces and makeup was divine.This is one my favorite pictures.
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    Jil Sander SS10- It was savage and sexual. The frayed edges and destruction of the clothes was beyond! The soundtrack from Zabriskie Point was perfection.



    Rodarte FW10- The Ghost Collection. Beautiful and Artisinal craftsmanship. It was perfect. The doo-wop soundtrack was melancholic and emotional. They looked beautiful spirits.

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    Rodarte SS11- Beautiful color palette and fabrications. It had a very basic set but the clothes did all the talking. The 70's rock soundtrack took you to the Redwood Forrest in California where the collection took it's inspiration.



    Prada SS15- Post Cataclysm Chic. Shredded edges and clothing put together from scraps. Jewelry sewn onto tops. Gorgeous color palette. The soundtrack and the set couldn't have been any better. It all started with a bang When Gemma opened and lasted all the way till the end.

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  3. Valentine27

    Valentine27 Well-Known Member

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    It happened to me during shows that I have attended. Not that I literally cried, but I felt all kinds of emotions. They can get overwhelming when you're actually witnessing a show in person.

    I got quite emotional during Haider Ackermann F/W 13.14. The smoke, the models walking slowly to the sound of heavy footsteps, the piano in the music. It was such a haunting and gloomy atmosphere. The long, layered and draped clothes looked beautiful. I'm having chills just to think about it again. Here's the video :


    Lanvin F/W 12.13. It celebrated the 10 years of Alber Elbaz at the house. I liked the models walking in the dark, illuminated by a white spotlight and the never-ending catwalk. When the show ended, a big curtain opened behind the runway and there was a huge after show. It was crazy. Emotional and ecstatic at the same time.


    I also got emotional yet pretty excited at Hakaan S/S 2012. To see supermodels walking down the runway in front of you is an incredible feeling.



    Speaking of emotional shows, I cannot not think about Raf Simons' last show for Jil Sander Fall 2012. The whole collection, the color palette, the decor were sublime. Models were even crying during the finale. Memorable.


     
  4. dodencebt

    dodencebt Well-Known Member

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    Off the top of my head, Alexander McQueen F/W '06 and S/S '07. I've cried my eyes out at the Kate hologram and I always get very emotional when I watch both shows.
     
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    fashionista-ta Well-Known Member

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    I'm feeling so left out ;) I am an empath so I'm always crying ... but never over a fashion show -_-
     
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  6. MulletProof

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    Yeah, never felt so emotionally invested as to cry. But I cry with music all the time.. and other silly things, so I guess it depends on what kind of connection you have with certain outlets.

    What used to happen when I was younger and looking at fashion shows and being a "super fan" of certain designers, is that I would feel hysterically happy :lol:.. I would be in such a good mood after looking at something and my love and respect for them would skyrocket. That doesn't happen anymore.. ever.. I don't think it ever will because there are so many things I was definitely not aware of at that age and have understood about fashion that unfortunately prevent that kind of strong reaction. The closest now is whenever I find a garment that feels like heaven, that makes me smile and it also makes me obnoxious ("hi, feel these pants please" lol).. but not cry. Maybe if I knew the people involved and felt something more personal like pride or had seen the process and sacrifices, something I do get to see in my field (where I do cry a lot), which follows a similar sequence: endless months of work followed by spectacle/performance, but the performance is the ultimate mission and the cause of all drama and adrenaline, it's not the vehicle to sell something like a sweatshirt, so..I don't know.

    Anyway, I thought Yves' final show was pretty sad at the time... it was all over the news and it seemed like his days were numbered. But they weren't, he lived for another 6 years. :bunny:

    Here's the video, it wasn't that sad now that I look at it like a hundred years later..
     
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  7. tatouejeremie

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    i'm not a fan of his work at all but galliano ss06 makes me teary eyed everytime i watch it

     
  8. TREVOFASHIONISTO

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    Alexander McQueen S/S 2007

    Tanya closing the show with flowers falling off was probably one of the best fashion moments ever.



    Haider Ackermann S/S 2011

    The music, those gowns, it was all very beautiful. I want to get married in that last look haha.


    Nina Ricci Fall 2009

    I didn't cry, but knowing this was Olivier's last show made me really emotional.
     
  9. YohjiAddict

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    Dior Haute Couture S/S 1998

    Maybe it was because of how Tim Blanks framed it on his Throwback Thursday video but this seemed like a show from a long gone era. This type of show just doesn't happen nowadays: agressively pretty and dreamweaving to the marrow, a nostalgic trip through fashion history. Not one ounce of cheap irony just pure admiration for fashion's great past. The staging is suberb, it brought a real yearning to be there and watch it unfold firsthand.

    Balenciaga S/S 2006 and F/W 06.07

    I nearly cried when I finally found HQ pictures of these two. Flawless shows, everything that high fashion should aspire to be (alas it isn't) perfect construction throughout, marvelous shoes, dynamic and of-the-moment despite their historical underpinings. I cannot believe how graceful the girls look, like angelic courtiers and mod fashion sketches come to life respectively.

    Prada S/S 2015

    I had to watch this in my school library and it was so worth it. One of the most magical moments I lived through fashion, this was the peak of my Prada obsession for it was everything I could have asked out of a show of hers. Just when Prada was starting to feel a bit too souvenir-y and Disney, she comes up with a very raw and poethic offering. The music and staging managed to enhance the whole melancholy vibe in a novel way. I didn't cry but I nearly approched fashion Nirvana the moment I realized just how perfect everthing was.
     
  10. Salvatore

    Salvatore Wanderlust

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    Hands down, the two shows I can remember shedding some tears over were Tom Ford for Gucci FW 2003 and John Galliano for Christian Dior SS 2004.

    For Gucci, it was EVERYTHING that came together to make a glamourous, yet fragile show. The models walking across a sea of white rose petals in some of the most glamourous clothes I've ever seen, yet makeup that was broken and sad in a way, while Rob Dougan's music played. The lighting ! The mirror ! The falling petals at the end while Nothing Compares 2 U played. PERFECTION.

    As for Dior, I cannot even put into adequate words what that show means to me. It just touches me everytime. Again, PERFECTION.
     
  11. YohjiAddict

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    That Gucci show is so magical...the bedroom eyes and the amazing silhouettes, no other fashion show that I remember has managed to convey that type of mood: the femme fatale allowing herself to be vulnerable.

    Gucci was all about unattainable glamour and status but shows like this showcased a nuance and warmth that few designers could attain.
     
  12. Salvatore

    Salvatore Wanderlust

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    YES ! I totally agree with you on everything. In what could have been seen as one of the most cold/distant collections of Ford's at Gucci, the woman he presented was oddly so relatable and warm and likeable. It was the sense of something broke her to pieces, but she's still up powering through her day as best she could and looking incredible while doing it.

    Over a decade on and that show is imprinted on my brain and nothing has even come close to pulling an ounce of emotion out of me like that show (and the Dior one as well, but in a different way).
     
  13. Neha Shukla

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    Even Top models Cry at the fashion show.
     
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    Art is designed to evoke an emotional reaction, be it through the medium of paintings, music, film or fashion. It's not frivolous at all.
     
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