Atelier Versace Haute Couture was all glitz. Donatella Versace presented her Fall 2016 Atelier Versace collection in Paris yesterday.
Her tribe of supermodels and front row celebrities were ready to bring back power Haute Couture dressing.
That says nothing of the clothes, which were every bit as glittery, sultry, and red carpet ready as one would expect from a Versace affair.
“I love the elegance, sophistication and drama of today’s woman. This is a collection that reveals a woman’s power, and her allure.” Donatella Versace
It’s not really a Versace show without a celebrity-filled front row. This season’s included Naomi Campbell, Bradley Cooper, and Jennifer Garner. We take a look at the backstage and the things you need to see right off the runway.
We saw glitter, glitter and more glitter and of course Versace Glam and color. New ways with volume and draping, a silhouette of control and fluidity.
Draped duchess satin is caught in dramatic twists, as if frozen in the moment: an exploration of form that runs throughout the collection.
Cashmere coats have voluminous elegance, either double-faced or bonded with contrast-colour duchess satin and worn over draped slip dresses.
A study in tailoring, with jackets that purposefully fall off the shoulder, while draped evening gowns are worn with slender tailored pants. Embellishments appear spontaneously as if starbursts, like the Swarovski crystals on a cashmere evening coat with an elegantly draped back.
Graceful dresses are the result of engineered pattern cutting, their drapes and constructed volumes showing the true skills of the Atelier. Alluring gowns skim the body, their contouring seams opened up, with flashes of embellishment revealed beneath.
Pleats are given a new freedom in evening gowns, tracing across the body in waves before loosening to form an alluring net before fringing to the floor.
Extravagant gowns reveal the beauty of control and flow, with pleats creating expressive shapes across the body, with folds creating a powerful silhouette.
High heels add to the sense of modern sophistication, with twisted knots of leather that fall nonchalantly over the foot.
The refinement of Atelier Versace is reflected in V Forever white gold rings created by Versace Fine Jewellery, with clear-cut solitaires using iconic Versace motifs.
Photo Credit: Fall 2016 Atelier Versace