When a designer comes out with a new collection or an important Fashion Week comes around, a fashion show is just around the corner. Even if we’ve never been to a fashion show, we all know just what it entails.
There are some gorgeous, skinny (or plus-size) models walking down a runway, with tasteful music in the background. They show off all the latest creations, wowing us with their glitz and glamour. There’s usually a showstopper, where the outfit/model is an exquisitely crafted surprise for the audience.
These fashion shows are now familiar sights to us, but how did they actually emerge? If we’re interested in fashion, we should know how, when, and why these shows came about. Let us find out more about some important events in the history of fashion shows here:
The Dangerous Sound
The music at fashion shows can be a bit too loud. This adds to the experience, but it could also be quite dangerous at times. In 1990, the world of fashion was rocked by not one, but two near-tragedies. Both of them were related in some way to the sound produced by fashion events.
The first incident occurred when Fern Mallis, of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, attended a Michael Kors show in a loft. There, the sound caused the ceiling to collapse
And almost around the same time at another show, the sound caused the generator to break down. This signifies that there is a risk factor in fashion shows, be it the loud sounds or flimsy runways.