A festival like no other…
Over the weekend the National Geographic Society played host to the Vogue festival 2012. The festival brought some of fashions most influential people, from Tim Walker to Diane Von Furstenberg giving us a glimpse in the world of Vogue. The Festival kicked off with talks, discussions and presentations on what V’s dearest and nearest get up to in the fashion industry.
The relaxed interview of Stella McCartney by her long time friend Kate Hudson and Dolce & Gabbana proudly calling his team a part of his family was miles away from the world of high-heeled drama so openly portrayed in media (Yes , we mean Devil wears Prada!) The whole festival had a nostalgic sense for all involved reminiscing about the journey which has led to some of the greatest careers in the industry today.
Tim Walker’s presentation became so popular that it had to be repeated. He was being interviewed by Kate Phelan, his long time collaborator and famously shot with him in 1997 at Glastonbury. Like his photos Walker managed to romanticise his presentation, giving it his signature glow. He described how the magic comes alive when he is on set, “making someone part of that location and turning it into a fashion photograph”
The festival concluded with Rachel Zoe, the acclaimed stylist, discussing the subject “Is It All About The Red Carpet?”. The panel weighed up the power of the red carpet and discussed some of the best creations seen on the infamous platform. They ended up choosing Gwyneth Paltrow‘s Tom Ford dress worn to the 2012 Oscars as one of the red carpets biggest triumphs, truly a winner.
By the end of the weekend we were truly fashioned-out. Lets hope this becomes a yearly event. We for one will happily choose Vogue over knee-deep-mud-&-stale-beer-Glastonbury any day.