In the hours leading up to a runway show, some designers fall into a fury, restitching the stitches, second-guessing the entire collection. Others sip Champagne and wait for the seats to fill. Le Jour d’Avant is a ten-part documentary series by French director Loïc Prigent following designers in the 36 hours before they send their designs down the catwalk.
France’s fashion sweetheart Jean Paul Gaultier, renowned for his unforgettable costumes for Madonna and Kylie Minogue, mixes wit and magic in a Parisian haute couture show. The night will be long but when the magic happens it’s almost a miracle.
Coproduction ARTE, Sundance Channel, Deralf, Story Box Press
In English. 52 mins
Free to attend. Booking: 0131 225 5366 or in person.
This event is part of the Edinburgh International Fashion Festival taking place in various venues around Edinburgh from 16 to 19 August 2012.
Photo © Deralf/ Story Box Press/ Yan Chetrit