ROYAL COPENHAGEN: While Danish fashion’s favorite ambassador, the Crown Princess Mary Elizabeth Donaldson, was otherwise engaged at Friday’s opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games, the latest addition to the royal family, Princess Marie Cavallier, lent regal glamor to the capital’s fashion week. The Parisian-born Princess, who wed Queen Margrethe II’s youngest son Prince Joachim last May, sipped champagne in the front row of Odd Molly’s runway show last week, which was hosted by the Swedish label’s new face Helena Christensen at Copenhagen’s Hotel d’Angleterre. “I like fashion so I go to the shows whenever I’m here,” said the Princess, adding, “I love Danish design but I can’t spend all my time going to fashion shows.” Danish native Christensen, meanwhile, had jetted in from Beijing, where she was a judge alongside Viktor & Rolf in design awards for the lingerie brand Triumph. The supermodel lauded Odd Molly’s colorful bohemian collection. “It’s great to see a show where there’s not a single black dress,” she said.
August 11, 2008