In this brief (and more than a little abstract) clip, we see Roitfeld and some other fashiony peeps surveying an oasis of all-gold-errything that would drive Rumpelstiltskin to the brink. Behind the scenes Instagrams show CR Fashion Book‘s leading lady fitting Giovanna Battaglia and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in custom-made gold creations by labels like Christian Dior, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Alexander McQueen, Valentino, and more. Battaglia also posted a Vine (below) featuring some gorgeous details of the pieces (we spy some Altuzarra).
Last month, Roitfeld explained the event’s gold theme to WWD, saying, “When you think of [Elizabeth Taylor] in Cleopatra, you have this very powerful image of gold and beauty.” At a recent Q&A, she described Taylor, who avidly campaigned for HIV/AIDS awareness throughout her lifetime, as “an icon for me. She was the most modern person. She didn’t give a shit if people didn’t like what she was doing. I’m very happy to continue her work at amfAR.”
The event will stream live Thursday, May 23 2013 (tomorrow!) at 3pm EST on LoveGold.com. Watch the preview below and click through for more photos.