By Zahra Al-Kateb
Donatella Versace unveiled her latest Haute Couture collection in the heart of Paris yesterday.
The opulent show saw the 30 meter long glass runway case scattered with 25,000 freshly cut orchids, setting the scene for the 1960s inspired collection.
The show was opened by Karlie Kloss, Kendall Jenner and Lara Stone, all of who took to the runway in raw-edge chiffon and silk embroidered dresses adorned with feathers, floral motifs and garlands. Gowns were slashed with thigh-high slits and were in an array of hues from lavender, taupe, mauve, gray and pistachio. All models accentuated their height with platform heels and boots.
With each dress involving a rumored 600 hours of hand embroidery, the collection was designed for the affluent, 21st century modern customer, with Donatella mentioning ‘the evolution of the Versace woman.’
The brand has gone from strength to strength in recent years, with Versace’s net profit up 27% in 2014. 40 new stores opened in 2014 and a further 30 are planned for 2015.
The dramatic gowns are sure to please Versace’s A-List following, the Haute Couture collection is bound to be worn on the red carpet soon.
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