Haute Couture Autumn/Winter 14: Atelier Versace

Haute Couture Autumn/Winter 14: Atelier Versace

A Fifties revival

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Yesterday, Donatella Versace lead Paris' Haute Couture Week, paving the way for the decadent days ahead, as she showcased her Autumn/Winter 2014 Atelier Versace collection

Inspired by the fashion of the past, Atelier Versace's collection which Donatella unveiled on Sunday evening, evoked an elegant yet powerful ora reminiscent of the 50s decade.

"I love the Fifties couture. For me, it was the most perfect in cut and construction," said Donatella Versace backstage, just before greeting old friend Jennifer Lopez, who dazzled in bright white Versace ensemble.

The sparkling looks went from round-shouldered tailored jackets for a day time look to an abundance of  silk gathered volumes for once the sun goes down.

Versace's main element for each look was to deconstruct, as fabrics were cut, sliced and twisted, while staying organised around a perfect corseted silhouette.

 A stand out look included a navy one-sleeve dress, highly embellished on one side, while the other half of the bodice was presented as bustier, fastened at the waist with a slashed-front that revealed a single leg.

Donatella also induldged in tailored pants and bedazzled turtlenecks, worn with black leather gloves and large hoop earrings, setting the modern yet old-school glamour atmosphere.

Throughout, there were also patent fringe embellishments on jackets, dresses and jumpsuits fastened at hips with gold double metal buckles and a mix of furs. 




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