HUGO’s show in Berlin on January 19th was a bit like going to heaven, in every sense – not just because of the clothes. The show location resembled what I’d imagine checking in to heaven would look like: the models appeared from a brightly lit ‘door’ onto a glossy catwalk, set beneath sky-high ceilings supported by white columns. Very chic and futuristic. The day started off pretty heavenly too, as we popped by Julianne Moore’s hotel room in the morning for a quick fitting. (Yes, my job rocks.) Moore of course looked stunning in everything, and we decided on a sleek black suit and a crisp white shirt.
When we arrived backstage, things were not quite as calm and serene as Moore’s hotel suite – around lunchtime, the seamstresses were still putting the final touches to all the looks, which meant the clothes didn’t actually arrive until twenty minutes before the show. Panic! But hey, what’s a show without a bit of an adrenaline rush? Thankfully, everything went perfect, although we did have to make one adjustment: originally, über-model Karlie Kloss was meant to close the show, but we swapped her with Danish newcomer Josefine Nielsen. The reason? The stripy floor-length dress looked like a below-the-knee frock on the super tall Karlie.