Dame Trelise Cooper Raises Funds For Wanaka Hospice

 On Wednesday night the lakeside town of Wanaka was treated to its first Trelise Cooper fashion show. But there was more to the event than glitz and glamour; the event was held to raise funds for Wanaka’s Upper Clutha Hospice Trust. The Theatre of Fashion event, which was held at the Glendhu Station Woolsheed, was an immense success. Over 600 people attended matinee and evening shows, raising over $40,000 in total

Dame Trelise was thrilled with the success of the event: “I am so blown away by the huge support for the Hospice and interest for the Trelise Cooper Theatre of Fashion. Thank you to all the people who bought tickets to support this fundraiser. My appreciation and gratitude to Lucy Lucas for her passion in creating this event and her amazing team of volunteers who all contributed to make this spectacularly successful.”

The fundraiser was arranged by Lucy Lucas, owner of Wanaka boutique women’s fashion store Escape Clothing. Escape Clothing stocks Trelise Cooper. Lucas, who lost her mother to cancer two years ago, says she’s been amazed by the interest in and support for the event.

Images by Ruth Brown/Fluidphoto

Dame Trelise Cooper takes to the catwalk at the end of her Theatre of Fashion show in Wanaka



Mademoiselle Privé Exhibition to Open in London

One the 13th of October visitors to London’s Saatchi Gallery will be able to immerse themselves in the bewitching world of Chanel. Creative director, Karl Lagerfeld, and Chanel have created an exhibition that will take visitors on an intimate journey through creativity behind Haute Couture,the re-editions of the High Jewellery “Bijoux de Diamants” collection created in 1932 and No5. The Mademoiselle Privé  exhibition will also feature a portrait gallery shot by Karl Lagerfeld in Gabrielle Chanel’s apartment. Take a peek behind the scenes of the shoot in the video below featuring Kristen Stewart, Julianne Moore, Lily-Rose Depp and her mother, Vanessa Paradis.

Mademoiselle Privé will open October 13th and run till November 1st at Saatchi Gallery, London.

Video courtesy of Chanel