It was rumoured that Mr Karl Lagerfeld chose the famous Place Vendôme in Paris to cater for his most recent Haute Couture collection so that his impressive stage could be bathed in moonlight that would wash over the audience, hypnotized by it's enigmatic glow. Such a haunting effect was surely chosen to illuminate the vast decor overhead, designed to mirror a perfect midnight. The deep, enveloping shade of midnight blue, with it's Gothic connotations, then evokes a fearful and perilous sense of romance that may ensue if one chooses to adorn themselves in it. Such a mesmerising and seductive tone would be perfect for Halloween with the witching hour playing host to tales such as Edgar Allen Poe's 'The Raven' whose protagonist finds himself being tormented by a raven as he laments the loss of his love and his slow deterioration into madness.
Wednesday, 12 October 2011
Sometimes there is no darker place than our thoughts, the moonless midnight of the mind
Posted by m.corbett at 20:40