Run away at the French residence of the Consule générale de France in New York. (Photo by TeRra Magazine)
Natural harmony among body, movement and life
A haute couture’s head designer ‘Adeline André’
There was a unique and rare show at the French residence of the Consule générale de France in New York September 27th. It is the fashion show of Adeline André who is a French Haute Couture’s one of the 10 head designers. The show named ‘Top of Wear’ was showed by about 10 fashion models and public figures such as Megan Le Crone (New York City Ballet), actress Laure-Lucile Simon at the salon and Thomas Brukener, American baritone vocalist sang a song to celebrate the show.
The ‘Top of Wear started near 1984-5 at the parties for private customers for both male and female in Paris.
At the beginning point of the show, one model appeared at the stage and then dropped some folded white papers written and hidden something on the floor. All of works were mono color having wide space and natural line to the body. She had mentioned about her works based on the body, movement and life by herself. As her mention, the movement and expression seemed never artificial and seemed lively.
Finale at the stage, the run away models and Adeline André.
Thomas Buckner (www.thomasbuckner.com) sang a contemporary vocal piece composed by Chinese musician Bun Ching Lam, it created a refined harmonies in the mood of that space and Adeline’s works as if the vocal piece had been composed for her collection purposely. It was completely one component of the show.
*Models: Valda Setterfield, Elga Wimmer, Dovanna Pagowski, Kamila Pagowski, Megan Le Crone, Laure-Lucile Simon, actress.
Adeline André is a French fashion designer and the head of one of the ten haute couture design houses in Paris. She was born in Bangui, French Equatorial Africa in 1949 and studied at the Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne. After her graduation in 1970 she entered the House of Christian Dior as an assistant for Haute Couture collections, working next Marc Bohan.
In 1981 she formed her own designer House Adeline André. That same year she also registered her most famous fashion innovation, the “three sleeve holes” at the French National Industrial Property Institute and 1982 at the World Intellectual Property Organization. Examples of this three sleeve holes garment are in the collections of French Fashion Museum, Palais Galliera in Paris, the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and the Fashion and Design Museum in Lisbon.
In May 1997, Adeline André became an ‘invited member‘ of the Syndicate Chamber of Parisian Haute Couture and a ‘permanent member‘ since January 2005. She is currently the head designer at the fashion house that bears her name. Adeline André also teaches color at her alma mater, participates in gallery and museum exhibitions, and designs costumes for ballet, opera and theater.
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-TeRra, Online Magazine Team-