Very stylish! Pop singer FEMME attends the opening of the V&A Museum retrospective in Balenciaga
Vogue declared her “fashion’s new favorite pop star”.
So it’s no surprise that we saw FEMME among London’s fashion elite at the opening of the VIP Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion retrospective at London’s V&A Museum on Wednesday night.
The “Debutante” star arrived at the ceremony keeping it simple and chic in a black ensemble with a matching handbag and shoes and her signature pink hair.
So Chic: Pop singer FEMME wears a black outfit at the V&A Museum event
All eyes are on me: Femme on the red carpet at Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion
Guests at the event included London fashion designers Gareth Pugh, Caroline Issa and Molly Goddard, fashion journalist Susie Menkes and Jimmy Choo creative director Sandra Choi.
This exhibition examines the work and legacy of the influential Spanish fashion designer Cristóbal Balenciaga, with over 100 pieces made by the ‘master’ of fashion, his disciples and contemporary couturiers working in the same innovative tradition.
BEST DESIGNER: London-based designer Gareth Pugh also went for the ensemble with an all-black look
Fashionistas: Designers (L) Caroline Issa and (R) Molly Goddard sip champagne
Renowned fashion designer Cristóbal Balenciaga created garments that stand out for their sculptural quality, skilful play with textures, and dramatic use of color and texture.
Drawing on a wide range of influences from 19th century dress to Japanese kimono, in the 1950s and 1960s he revolutionized the feminine silhouette, creating distinctive shapes that still resonate. During this period, he introduced tunic shapes, bags, and shift dresses, all of which remain staples today.
Industry highs: Modeling staple (left) Susie Menkes and creative director Jimmy Choo (right) Sandra Choi.
Formal dress: Over 100 items of clothing and 20 hats are on display, many of which have never been shown to the public before. They are accompanied by archival drawings, patterns, photos and fabric samples that reveal Balenciaga’s relentless creativity.
The retrospective will be the first of its kind examining in detail the craftsmanship and techniques that earned Balenciaga a reputation as one of the most groundbreaking designers of the 20th century and a look at how his work influenced the future of couture.
Here it is: FEMME releases their debut album “Debutante” to critical acclaim
The Femme, real name Laura Bettinson, released her critically acclaimed debut album last year Debutante and will follow it up with her new single, due out in June.
FEMME took a rather self-made approach to showcasing their talent without the backing of a major label, instead dismissing something that would be considered populist suicide for any new female artist, but shows that she’s the real deal.
On stage: The pop star performs at KOKO in London with her backup dancers ‘The Bullet Girls’
Led by sparkling single “Light Me Up,” this sparkling line-up takes a journey through high-pitched, female-backed pop nods to ’60s girl groups, ’70s disco singers, ’90s chart icons, and modern-day bass gals.
With a hype machine topped by incendiary singles like “Fever Boy,” “Gold,” and “SOS,” too, “Debutante” is a reminder that whether pop music is raunchy, heartbreaking, energizing, or empowering, it always should be.
Always Black: In addition to X-rays, animated patterns, and short films on the processes of the fashion industry, reveal the hidden details that made his work so extraordinary.