Alexis Mabille presents Haute Couture AW15 as a photography exhibit
Starring fifteen muses
Marking ten years of his label, Alexis Mabille created 15 dresses for his Haute Couture Autumn/Winter 15 collection, each inspired by one of his muses. "With my style, I work to pay homage to women, to make them beautiful and at the same time, for the dresses to blend with their personality," Mabille explained.
The creations were donned by the corresponding women, who ranged from Dita Von Teese to actress Bérénice Bejo, spanning generations. Matthew Brookes photographed the women in the dresses and the presentation took the form of an exhibition, with the photographs displayed in the Paris Opera, with mannequins modelling the gowns. "We didn't want to make fashion photographs, but rather something like timeless paintings – like a big gallery of family portraits." Explained the designer of the unusual presentation format.
Mabille employed all of his signature modes including oversize bows to lace, flowers and column dresses. Silhouettes varied from the slim sheath green buttoned-down gown worn by Von Teese, to the high-waisted tuxedo pants with embroidered stripes, worn by Leslie Caron, and the nude embroidered tulle dress worn by Morgane Dubled, and her baby bump. Discover the collection in full via our gallery below...