Carine Roitfeld will launch her first-ever runway show, called CR Runway, in June 2019. For the fashion show’s first iteration, she will be joining forces this year with Andrea Panconesi, CEO of LuisaViaRoma, to celebrate the brand’s 90th anniversary. This year’s show will be staged in Florence on June 13, 2019 and feature a special performance by ’90s legend Lenny Kravitz.
Taking place at the historical Piazzale Michelangelo, CR Runway and LuisaViaRoma will invite 5,000 people from the public to watch and Carine will showcase her favorite pieces from the Fall/Winter 2019 collections as models recreate some of the most runway moments in history by strutting out in pairs and trios. The event will also be held during Pitti Immagine Uomo, following Clare Waight Keller’s first standalone Givenchy Men’s show and the debut of Raf Simons collaborator Sterling Ruby’s clothing line.
The irreverent looks themselves, comprising of 90 of Carine’s personally curated pieces that pay tribute to the 1990s, will honor the ultimate decade of glamour and sex appeal. The show will feature models casted by Piergiorgio Del Moro, a soundtrack curated by sound director Michel Gaubert, as well as additional musical performances to be announced.
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“As always, numbers are very important to me, and 90 is significant to this project,” Carine says. “LuisaViaRoma is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, and the styling of these 90 show looks will draw inspiration from the 1990s, one of the most compelling decades for art and fashion. Our superstar casting will feature the top models from the era recreating iconic runway moments from the past, while a surprise musical performance will bring this nostalgia to life.”
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While Carine has styled the star-studded annual amFAR Cannes Runway Show, which auctions off the clothing to raise money for AIDS research, for many years now, it’s always been her dream to stage a runway show of her very own. The huge milestone will be celebrated all throughout Florence, as the show will be live-streamed all over the city.