Women’s Wear Daily
04.18.2014

Spring Couture 2013

Ulyana Sergeenko

Ulyana Sergeenko Collection

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Front Row at Ulyana Sergeenko

Natalia Vodianova and Léa Drucker were among front-row guests.

Dita von Teese

OFF AND RUNNING: Guests at Ulyana Sergeenko’s couture show on Tuesday afternoon could be forgiven for thinking they had stepped into pre-revolution Russia, as an array of royals and socialites decked in furs and floor-length gowns filed into the 19th-century Théatre Marigny.

French actress Léa Drucker, who is currently starring in a play with and by Edouard Baer in the very same theatre, said she felt “perturbed” by the removal of the stage from the venue for the catwalk show — giving her a rare day off and the chance to take in the event. “It’s very strange, it changes the perspective,” she opined.

Natalia Vodianova said she is busy with her fundraising activities for the Naked Heart Foundation. “I’m running a half marathon soon, on March 6,” said the model and actress, whose film “Belle du Seigneur” comes out in Europe in May. “I don’t train for it, though, I just go off and run. It’s the only way I can do it, otherwise I hate running.”

On June 1, Vodianova is heading to her hometown of Nizhny Novgorod, where a street festival will be held to fête her foundation’s 100th playground for underprivileged children.


Austrian model Cordula Reyer is covering couture week for a Swiss newspaper, and continues to freelance for a range of German-language publications. “It’s nice to see fashion from another side. As a model, I was quite carefree about it,” she related.

Eugenie Niarchos will soon launch her own jewelry line, for which she and friend Noor Fares have opened a pop-up store called Galactic Garden on London’s Mount Street through February.

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