The Most Unforgettable Fashion Show Sets Of All Time
We're paying tribute to the designers past and present who took the extra step during Fashion Week by creating a themed set for their collection. Here are some of our favorites.
Karl Lagerfeld never skimps on sets when it comes to Chanel. His fall 2013 backdrop didn't disappoint. To match his "Around the World" themed collection, the designer had a gigantic globe complete with illuminated pins in areas where Chanel boutiques could be found made for the center of his runway.
Alice in Wonderland was the inspiration behind Raf Simons's spring/summer 2013 Dior collection, so it was no wonder that the creative director would create a fantastical set to correspond with his vision. A maze of oversized hedges with growing vines was the catwalk in which the models would walk down.
Wreckage and ruin ruled Karl Lagerfeld's apocalypse-themed Chanel show in the summer of 2013. The Grand Palais was transformed to reveal a cracked glass roof, walls that seemed as if a fire had just run through them, and fallen cement pieces strewn across the floor.
Alexander Wang took an extra step in his spring 2011 runway show, making sure the atmosphere corresponded with the theme of his clothing. The collection, a mix of deconstructed dresses, slouchy jumpsuits, and metallic t-shirts, boasted a futuristic and space-like feel. In harmony with the aesthetic of his pieces, Wang had a large inflated cloud-like creation installed to hang from the ceiling.
Marc Jacobs was the conductor of this standout fall 2012 show, in which the former creative director of Louis Vuitton turned the runway into a train station. The set came complete with a custom-made train. The retro '60s style travel fashion that came down the catwalk matched the perfectly staged backdrop.
Roberto Cavalli turned the runway of his fall 2014 show into a ring of fire...literally...as models fiercely strutted alongside rising flames bordering a pool of water. Now that's one way to heat things up.