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