I am addicted to you - Atelier Versace 11

Atelier Versace Fall 2015 Couture

Atelier Versace Fall 2015 Couture

“There are two appearances,” Donatella Versace proclaimed backstage. “We needed to demonstrate the softer side of Versace.” Tonight’s Atelier show was a sharp U-turn from her late couture and prepared to-wear excursions, with their emojis, their made-for-Instagram logo dresses, and their PC accuracy. Where she twisted up felt some place in the region of Laurel Canyon by method for the Coachella Valley, if festivalgoers wore bespoke dresses produced using hand-painted botanical fil coupe, or unraveling strips of pastel chiffon clamped over the middle by narrower strips of chain mail.

Be that as it may, if this was a softer, more deconstructed, and, as her notes proposed, less demanding Atelier Versace, it wasn’t for the agreeable. “Out there we are stoned,” Jim Morrison intoned on the soundtrack as Lara Stone made her exit on patent platform go-go boots. There was scarcely an edge in sight that wasn’t frayed, be it the cuff of a single bell sleeve or the layered tufts of chiffon on the asymmetric skirts of masterpiece outfits. A few dresses appeared to be barely held together with strings of flowers, while others adjusted strong silk chiffon on one side with peekaboo cutouts on the other.

After the second show, where Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Naomi Campbell roosted in the front row, Versace went to the amfAR dinner at Ledoyen, a well known Paris boîte in the shadow of the Grand Palais. There were different architects in the blend, not to mention a handful of celebrities, but Versace and her worn model tribe were the stars around whom whatever remains of the gathering spun.