Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2005
Fashion is a game and we are the players. At least, according to Alexander McQueen. What started off as a simple runway show became a chessboard. The message? When making your next move, make sure you dress the part (or at least that's what I took from it).
Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2012
Every time Marc Jacobs presented a show for Louis Vuitton, my heart began to race faster than this train. Yes, his models stepped off a train in exquisite pyjama suits. It was magical.
Chanel Fall/Winter 2010
Only Karl can bring an iceberg to the runway. While most designers focus on fall fashion staples, Karl took us to Antarctica (or maybe Canada), directly into winter. Picture the Ice Queen in Narnia on her slay wearing Chanel. Now, that's what literature should look like.
Jean Paul Gaultier Fall/Winter 2014
Jean Paul Gaultier is known for doing things a little differently than the rest. As a theatrical man, he's inclined to make fashion a lot more fun with alienesque models in bizarre settings. This may be called ready-to-wear, but I don't think the world is ready to wear it. During this show, he took us onto an airplane and we flew all the way to the land of Gaultier, where the world is one big party.
Gaultier loves to mix up his shows with segments. Envision your brother's bar mitzvah on crack. It may start with some nostalgic hits, but it soon becomes a conglomeration of party favourites including a Greece segment in which Coco Rocha is Danny Zuko. Enticing? Absolutely. Fun? The embodiment of it.
Karl Lagerfeld is an artist in more ways than one. The designer recreated an art gallery to mimic his collection and it was a vision in colours that we've never seen before at Chanel.
Who knows where Marc gets his creativity? This show had models walk down elevators. Are elevators a runway? According to Marc Jacobs, they're even better. Featuring models paired in twos with matching outfits, the show was a retro twin sensation.
Karl Lagerfeld loves to make a statement and this year's Spring/Summer 2015 show definitely did. Emphatically. With models walking down the runway as a group, Karl mimicked a protest featuring purses that said "Feministe mais Feminine" and signs with words like History is Her Story. Essentially, it was a shutout to women being awesome. I can vouch for that.
Once again, Chanel makes this list because Karl has a crazy imagination and an even crazier budget. The man transformed his runway into a supermarket featuring grocery items with Chanel's logo splattered all over them. From milk carton purses to cereal box accessories, it was a consumer fantasy.
This was my favourite Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton show because the clothing was breathtaking and the merry-go-round took me back to my youth. Featuring models slowly walking down a merry-go-round in 50s skirts with beautiful high buns, it was a complete dream. The best part? Kate Moss closing the show.