Thursday night, during Paris fashion week, an extravagant party launched the AdR at H&M collection with theatrical flair. Hosted by H&M together with fashion icon Anna Dello Russo, the Paradise Ball took place in Paris famed cabaret nightclub Paradis Latin.
The glitzy party married fashion, performance and a live showcase by music star Azealia Banks. Staying true to AdR’s belief that fashion is something that makes you dream, the eccentric party was all about fantasy and decoration.
“Excess for me means success”, said the fashion icon.
Caroline Piccinin (Le Matin), René Zibold (H&M) with me
Wigs and paper masks transformed the fashionable crowd all into Mini-Annas.
Cabaret-style “vogueing performances” as Anna described them, presented the collection in a very distinctive truly Parisian way.
My look: Powder gun dress by Mary Katrantzou, head piece by Christian Dior, pink bag by Lanvin and Tribtoo textured leather pumps by Yves Saint Laurent.
Friends and fashionistas, including Olivier Theyskens, Rachel Zoe, Poppy Delevingne, and super models Karlie Kloss, Constance Jablonski, and Liya Kebede among many others gathered to celebrate. There were so many famous people at the Paradis Latin as you can see below:
Renzo Rosso and Anna Dello Russo in a dress by Fausto Puglisi
Thomas Hayo (Germany’s Next Topmodel) and me
My beloved Mary Katrantzou
Fashion designer Jeremy Scott with me
Peter Dundas, Creative Director of Emilio Pucci, with me
It was a very fun night, the Paradise Ball was such a glamorous way to launch such an eye-catching collection. The playful line of jewelry, shoes and accessories that Anna Dello Russo designed for H&M, will be on sale from October 4, 2012, in 140 stores worldwide and online. Below are some of my favourite pieces.
Photos in the first and last collage: Courtesy of H&M – All other photos: © Sandra Bauknecht