Fashion in Fuschia – Paper Couture Fall 07 Show

by Alphaville Herald on 22/07/07 at 9:17 pm

Tenshi smiles at the best fashion show yet in SL

by Tenshi Vielle, Fabulous Fashionista

The Paper Couture Sisters: House of Lu

Welcome to the Paper Couture Fall 07 show, one of the most fun events to happen in Second Life in a while. Held on Friday in the Fuschia sim with enabled voice chat, there was amazing fashion, music, and fun to be had.

The attendees spent a lot of time giggling over voice chat – and I was able to vocally introduce myself to a few in the blogging community. We were even able to speak with the attendees in the sim next door, who were crowding the border line to see in. Our distraction was short-lived, however, because it wasn’t long into the beginning of the Paper Couture show before Swirly Cyclone herself walked the runway….Naked.

minimalist modeling

Well, okay, she had a sign, but it didn’t cover much. She was received with much respect and many cheers.

Paper Couture’s other models for the evening included Mariya Nesiote (SL’s newest supermodel), Gianni Broda, Dita Tran, Ben Vanguard, Cory Edo, and several others. The models were chosen a few weeks ago, but were kept under wraps. Gianni was having connection problems and kept walking off the runway.


Before attendees were allowed to watch the show, we were all instructed (re: Ordered. No ifs, ands, or buts.) to put on the special Paper Couture issued leotard set and mask – and to detach our hair.


Paper Couture’s creations this fall seem to be inspired by the late 1960′s, a revival we’ve been seing both RL and SL. Half of the collection appeared muted, almost demure, while the other half was utter in-your-face color and texturing.

Demure: Paper Couture Style

However, an incident occurred mid-show that would strike horror into even the most Couture of heart:


“Wait a minute… aren’t those the boots from LAST season?”
“No, I think those are two seasons ago…”
“/me goes to get her lynching kit…”

(It was horrible. I cried.)


The prim work was, as always, over the top and incredibly impressive. On this particular gown, the prims had no trouble following Mariya Nesiote as she hit the catwalk. The colors blend well, the illustration in itself is amazing.


The men’s side of things was not disappointing, although not half as exciting as the women’s. For the men, shades of grey and tan were used – nothing as electric pink as the next outfit, which I was hoping for.


My own personal favorite from the show was their new “Victorian Club” set, pictured here. I have a thing for big, puffy coats. Be forewarned: this coat is all prims and may not work with some AO’s.

nobody does it better – so far…

As far as fashion shows go in Second Life, Paper Couture hosted the best by far. It was the best advertised, the best performed and the best displayed that I have ever had the pleasure of encountering. Paper Couture… makes the SL world a little more beautiful.

10 Responses to “Fashion in Fuschia – Paper Couture Fall 07 Show”

  1. Lothian Utorid

    Jul 23rd, 2007

    And the lovefest with PC continues. *yawn*

  2. Nicholaz Beresford

    Jul 23rd, 2007

    The spectators in their uniformity looked a bit orwelleseque. Remove your individuality so ours can shine … bravo!

  3. Tenshi Vielle

    Jul 23rd, 2007

    Do you know *how long* it takes a torus to load? If you do, imagine 300 of them in any given area (or MORE!) because of 20 avatars.

    I can see why they wanted us to go bald – and I won’t be surprised if other shows start requiring it as well.

  4. Cocoanut Koala

    Jul 23rd, 2007

    I think I would have left after the order to put on the leotards and mask.


  5. Capricorn Benavente

    Jul 24th, 2007

    The spectators in their uniformity looked a bit orwelleseque. Remove your individuality so ours can shine … bravo!-Nicholaz

    Since when is a fashion show about the audience? I think the leotard and mask idea is cool and sort of performance-artish besides being a good solution to reduce lag.

  6. Cocoanut Koala

    Jul 24th, 2007

    It’s not supposed to be ABOUT the audience, but it is supposed to be FOR them.


  7. Ian Betteridge

    Jul 25th, 2007

    Oh Coco, you need to read some Guy Debord :)

  8. Marni Grut

    Jul 28th, 2007

    Wow the photos are great tenshi im kicking myself for not being able to go!

  9. Cocoanut Koala

    Sep 3rd, 2007

    Now that I have a computer that can do things – and now that I’ve been to this fashion house – I retract my criticism of July and announce that I would probably be willing to sit in the audience stark naked in order to attend the unveiling of one of their collections.


  10. Gisele

    Apr 24th, 2009

    They only made them take off their clothes and hair to reduce lag

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