Fashion show

   A venue for designers to showcase their new collections to the public that involves fashion models, sound, lighting, and a crew of others who help stage the runway show. Industry press and noted retailers are invited as well as celebrities and members of society. The first fashion shows can be traced to Paris beginning in the mid-1800s with designers Charles Frederick Worth, Jeanne Paquin, and Jean Patou. In the 1930s, Elsa Schiaparelli broke from the traditional model parade of her contemporaries and staged fashions shows using lights, acrobatics, and music. Designers Claude Montana and Thierry Mugler staged fashion show "extravaganzas" during the 1970s and 1980s that became media hypes, with fashion models often upstaging the clothes. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, designers John Galliano and Alexander McQueen continued to create some of the most spectacular shows, often with celebrity guests in attendance and sometimes even on the runway. While most twenty-first-century designers do not veer from the modern runway fashion show formula, others, most notably Viktor & Rolf, have transformed the fashion show experience for the new millennium by creating avant-garde conceptual performances.

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  • fashion show — UK US noun [countable] [singular fashion show plural fashion shows] an event at which models show new styles of clothes Thesaurus: fashion industry …   Useful english dictionary

  • fashion show — fashion ,show noun count an event at which models show new styles of clothes …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fashion show — n an event at which new styles of clothes are shown to the public …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Fashion show — A fashion show is an event put on by a fashion designer to showcase his or her upcoming line of clothing. In a typical fashion show, models walk the catwalk dressed in the clothing created by the designer. Occasionally, fashion shows take the… …   Wikipedia

  • fashion show — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms fashion show : singular fashion show plural fashion shows an event at which models show new styles of clothes …   English dictionary

  • fashion show — n. to hold, organize a fashion show * * * organize a fashion show to hold …   Combinatory dictionary

  • fashion show — show which features the current styles of dress …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fashion show — noun An event at which fashionable clothes are modelled for an audience …   Wiktionary

  • fashion show — noun (C) an event at which new styles of clothes are shown to the public …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Fashion show producer —    Designers often hire show producers specific to the fashion industry. The producer is responsible for all aspects of the show production and preparation from model selection, lighting, and sound to the specific order of garment presentation.… …   Historical Dictionary of the Fashion Industry

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