Fashion maths: S/S 2015

Fashion maths: S/S 2015

From Barbie to blood baths, the S/S 2015 shows in numbers

Writer: JJ Martin; Illustrator: Nathalie Lees

15,000
Tons of steel used to create Frank Gehry’s Louis Vuitton Foundation, the new site for the French brand’s fashion shows
 
6
Artworks that Miley Cyrus glue-gunned together from toys and stage debris for her exhibition 'Dirty Hippie' with V Magazine
 
54
Storeys that showgoers ascended for Jason Wu’s fashion show for Hugo Boss at 4 World Trade Center
 
75
Number of arches on Fendi’s runway, designed to recreate Rome’s Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana
 
32
Models’ heads shrink-wrapped into flat plastic helmets at Junya Watanabe
 
1,000
Different poses by model Coco Rocha in a leotard in her book Study of Pose, shot by Steven Sebring with a 360-degree photography rig
 
35
Golf ball-sized rivets on a single Marc Jacobs woman’s jacket
 
34
Models with black patent face braces at Alexander McQueen
 
5
Outfits that may, or may not, have been put through a Texas Chainsaw Massacre-style blood bath at Comme des Garçons
 
1
Life-sized Barbie who roller-skated down the Moschino runway
 
15
Models in stripes and oversized wigs that danced in white stilettos and socks for Jean Paul Gaultier’s farewell to ready-to-wear fashion
 
6
Claws forming the soles of Rick Owens’ cave girl/Grecian platform sandals
42
Bicycle wheels spinning on the Antonio Marras runway
 
6
White sails billowing on the Lacoste runway
 
32
Fashion editors who left New York Fashion Week early to fly to Cupertino for the Apple Watch presentation
 
6
Women’s hats in the form of a man’s suit at the Thom Browne show
 
130
Length in metres of Chanel’s life-like street, created inside Paris’ Grand Palais, featuring seven-storey buildings, pavements, potholes and protesting models
 
10,000
Size in square feet of the Pepto-Bismol pink house on the runway at the Marc Jacobs show
 
16,000
Precious gems that encrusted the $2m ‘Fantasy’ bras worn at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show
 
5
Cement skateboard ramps on the runway at Kenzo
 
7
Dancers from British choreographer Wayne McGregor’s Random Dance Company who sizzled on Gareth Pugh’s runway
 
2
Years that Farida Khelfa trailed and filmed Christian Louboutin for her first documentary
150,000
Number of copies of The Karl Daily, Karl Lagerfeld’s satirical newspaper distributed during Paris Fashion Week
 
9.7
Millions of page impressions generated by 89 fashion bloggers during Calvin Klein’s show - a fashion week record
 
300
Stuffed elephants waiting on the guests’ seats at Oscar de la Renta’s show
 
15
Age in months of North West, who secured her own gold chair with calligraphed nameplace at the Givenchy women’s show. She wore a sheer black lace top for the occasion
 
28,000
Fresh flowers for sale at Marni’s pop-up market at Milan’s Rotonda della Besana
 
130,000
Flowers planted on Tommy Hilfiger’s sprawling golf course-cum-music carnival runway
 
6
Giant red cherries inscribed with skulls loitering at Jun Takahashi’s Undercover show
 
5
Enormous purple sand dunes constructed for the Prada show
 
4
Weeks it took Argentine artist Alexandra Kehayoglou to create Dries Van Noten’s mossy runway
4
Cost in euros of a box of limited-edition Kellogg’s Fashion Flakes designed by Anya Hindmarch
 
14
Number of oversized metal rings piercing the eyebrows of each model at Rodarte
 
7
Number of former supermodels on stage to tell stories for Olivier Saillard’s performance art piece ‘Models Never Talk’ during New York Fashion Week
 
10
Length in minutes of Polo Ralph Lauren’s 3D movie, projected on a 60ft-tall wall of water in New York’s Central Park
 
30
Length in minutes of a one-act fashion play written by Spike Jonze and Jonah Hill for the Opening Ceremony show
 
20
Number of gold safety pins holding together one of Anthony Vaccarello’s dresses for Versus
 
30
Types of brocade replicated by Prada from centuries-old textiles for its women’s collection
 
12
Cream-filled, penis-shaped cookies served on each tray before the Acne show

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