Grazia's Latest Fashion Film Featuring All The Red Party Looks You Will Need!
Back on a sweltering day in early July, Grazia's Senior Fashion Editor, Gemma Hayward, shot the latest main fashion story. You can see the results of ‘Rouge Gallery’, shot by Sandra Freij, in the new issue out now, but in the meantime, we have an exclusive video just for you.
The shoot took place in an early Georgian house, in the historic area of Spitalfields. With an interior practically untouched since the 18th century the location house made for the perfect backdrop for a selection of clothes with an air of the past about them. A red baroque Dolce and Gabbana dress appeared as if it was lifted straight from the Florentine renaissance, with the artistic wave of the hair and the almost barefaced make-up to match. One of the stand-out gowns was an embroidered red and blue gown from Oscar de La Renta which oozed period drama with its structured skirt and corseted body.
LEFT IMAGE: Dress, Valentino; Shoes, Dolce and Gabbana; Rings, LeiVanKash and Pebble London
RIGHT IMAGE: Dress, Dolce and Gabbana; Earrings and necklace, both Pebble London; Cuff and Rings, IaM by Ileana Makri
Other dresses from a gathered and bejewelled Nina Ricci number to a seductive Vivienne Westwood gown with a risqué split were teamed with ornate gold jewels and embellished heels- the Valentino studded red shoes are appearing at the top of everyone’s Christmas wish list on the Grazia fashion team.
Sitting alongside these examples of red ready-to-wear appeared a very modern approach to historical reference, in the form of the heavily layered floral jacket, skirt, shirt, shorts and belt combination from Riccardo Tisci’s Givenchy Autumn/Winter collection. Indeed one of the stand-out accessories was Pebble London’s ornate floral head dress which acted as a strong contrast to the patent coat from Kenzo it was teamed with.
The video above brings to life the shoot perfectly, in all its period drama and with the somewhat haunting appearance of black balloons, we were presented with a very chic yet alternative way to dress for the party season we find ourselves in the midst of.
The new issue of Grazia is out now