ICE, ICE BABY: And the prize for the coolest centrepiece of the week goes to Dries Van Noten, whose spring runway was dotted with flower arrangements caught in plinths of ice.
They’re the work of Japanese floral artist Azuma Makoto, who took two weeks to realize the 20 creations, which generated puddles as they succumbed to the intense heat in the show venue.
“Actually, it takes two days for them to melt,” said Makoto, speaking through an interpreter. He purchased the flowers in Amsterdam, and froze the arrangements, gradually, in minus-five temperature.
The sculptures were trucked to Paris Tuesday in time for Wednesday’s show, which culminated with Madonna crooning “Frozen.”