Saturday, October 27, 2007

Fendi on the Great Wall of China

At well over 1,500 miles it must be the longest catwalk in history, but that didn't stop designer Karl Lagerfield staging a show for Fendi on the Great Wall of China.
The show-stopping event was held on top of the ancient structure, with spotlights lighting up the models and casting the surrounding countryside into gloom.
A section of the World Heritage Site was extended even further into the mountains around the capital Beijing to create the catwalk, with a backdrop of open sky.
First built in 221 BC to preserve China's borders during the reign of the Qin Emperor, the construction of the Great Wall became the chief defensive strategy to repel the enemy from the north in the age before gunpowder and cannons. It was a massive undertaking, equivalent to the building 30 of the great pyramids of Egypt.
Emperor Qin chose his most able general Ling Qia as chief foreman who put to work an army of over 300,000 men.
In recent years, the Great Wall has been used as a backdrop to scores of events to help publicise the emerging superpower.
A rave on the Wall in 2005 caused a national outrage after drunken Western party goers were photographed urinating against the ancient structure.
High heels on teetering models dressed in the seasonal must-haves however, were eagerly approved by the government-run China Great Wall Society.

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Anonymous Guest Jo said...

wonderfull...beautyfull, emang kita harus belajar dari negeri cina yang sudah ribuan tahun budayanya tercatat dalam sejarah.


November 4, 2007 at 10:05 PM  

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