Saturday, 28 February 2009

masqued ball

St Jean de Luz being the sophisticated town it is has shown an exhibition of carnival masques throughout February. Created by reknowned local designer Rodolphe Delgado, the exhibition's patron Jean-Paul Gaultier has established the display at the beachside Ravel Rotunda. Delgado's creations represent his travels and experiences in Venice echoing the masqued events held there.

The masques range from the elegantly sensual and debonair to mad-cap crazy. Created from all manner of exuberant materials and colours they form a splendid crowd of spectral revellers. Walking amongst them is a strangely unsetlling yet hauntingly beautiful experience.

I have a house full of ladies this weekend, a delightful challenge, but this evening elected for some quiet time reading as they take to the town. Lock up your sons.

Basque of the day:- fashion :: janzkera