Ver­sace weaves fash­ion his­tory

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

THERE’S glitz, glam and pizzazz – it’s Paris Fash­ion Week Haute Cou­ture.

And when the name Ver­sace goes up in lights, the world pays at­ten­tion.

Donatella Ver­sace ( left) de­liv­ered her strong­est show yet for her cou­ture line since its 2012 re­launch, in a fun and frothy col­lec­tion that mir­rored the ex­u­ber­ance of the late ‘ 70s and the ar­chi­tec­ture of Art Nou­veau.

The mod­els, who wore turn- of- the- cen­tury flower crowns, sported vo­lu­mi­nous f flared silk sleeves along­side floaty skirts with long pro­por­tions.

Wrought- iron bodices, mean­while, added a touch of ag­gres­sion to the fem­i­nine de­signs and harked back to the days of late 19th cen­tury dec­o­ra­tive arts, as seen in the ar­chi­tec­ture of Paris’ metro and its many gar­den gates.

Colours were sub­tle and fem­i­nine – dove grey, soft ap­ple green, fuch­sia, pinks, and flashes of tan­ger­ine.

This col­lec­tion went back to codes more as­so­ci­ated with her late brother, Gianni, that hit the hey­days of the ‘ 90s.

Pic­ture: AP

GLAM: Mod­els wear cre­ations for Ital­ian fash­ion de­signer Donatella Ver­sace in Paris.

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