Cutting between intense electronic runway music to a soundtrack reminiscent of a red carpet event, everything about the Maison the Faux runway last weekend in Los Angeles was completely innovative and original — red carpet correspondence included. Taking inspiration from the lunacy surrounding the general obsession with Hollywood celebrities and high-end brands, LAFW made the perfect venue for hosting this amazing runway performance piece. Iconic moments from the runway included: appearances from LA fashion darlings Ryon Wu, Josephine Lee and Tyler Lazzari, faux paparazzi, celebrity handlers, dopey interviews with a biting red carpet correspondent at the end of the runway, a stripped down musical interlude performance of Sia’s ‘Chandelier’ from a nearby balcony, a Tara Reid-esque red carpet meltdown, a Jim Carrey impersonator, capped off with a crazed fan charging down the runway after Love is Bailey and getting dragged off the red carpet by security and a janitorial staff coming out to sweep and vacuum up the red carpet at the end of the show. Our favorite moment has to go to Gabriela Ruiz aka @leather.papi exiting a red Porsche at the end of the runway, stealing the mic from the red carpet correspondent, proclaiming “DO YOU WANT TO SEE THE REAL ME?!” while ripping off her top and then getting dragged away by multiple security guards. The collection is stunning and we are especially obsessed with sold out bags, everything cheetah print, the two-tone and backless suits, the sheer ruffle sleeve tops and the gloves Love is Bailey had on when she ran down the runway topless.
Photography and review by Lloyd Galbraith.