“Check it out, take it in, cuz that b*****? She’s so thin, she’s so rich, and so blonde, she’s so fab, it’s beyond.” And it’s Donatella Versace. The blond icon of fashion, who did the most sleekest collection of all for Versace’s Atelier this season. The Haute Couture week started in a steamy way, having Versace first on fire. The show was opened by Maria Carla Boscono, wearing a sexy, cut-out jacket and sleek black skirt. Then, again, the sleek blue top with a cut out skirt. So sexy. Voluminous gowns, killer heels and fringed skirts phreshed off the runway in purple / blue colours, but only Stella Tennant could be a perfect cherry on the top, in that meringue like gown… uph.
In few words about Donatella Versace’s ‘fantastic’ creation for SS14’s Couture season. Taking Azzedine Alaia’s biggest hits like the Grace Jones purple gown, and making it more Barbie by putting crystals and diamonds on it is not creativity. It’s copying. I understand young designers like Olivier Rousting orAnthony Vaccarello who are inspired by Alaia- they look for new in old. But Donatella? It’s even not Gianni legacy. The collection was so horribly #rich-bish-champagne-cool… that even Lady Gaga -who took photos with every guest like Abercombie&Fitch boys on the entrance to the store- couldn’t help it. Maybe less glitter puke but more… Real Versace couture?
The Haute Couture week in Paris finished about two weeks ago, but it’s still giving us new tendations and trends- for example the Hollywood Star chic, that was seen for example at Giorgio Armani or Valentino! Feathers, nets, nude, fur, spendor… It’s all about luxury and having the best with a mix of greediness and other things that where happening in the golden ages of Hollywood.
Atelier Versace with the bling bling was a pure elegance, just like Vionett and Alexis Mabille… Luxury and opulence is in fashion!
Naomi Campbell walked down the runway like only Naomi can, in a jacket held together with crystal hooks and eyes. Underneath she wore a black lace bra, inspired with Madonna, and she was flashing a substantial swath of upper thigh. That was amazing. The icon in pretty new, fresh form, was mind blowing. The collection of Atelier Versace by Donatella Versace was all about bright past. First of all you need to know, that Donatella is recreating only two years, after a long break when Gianni died. This is like a renaissance. I should say, that for real Atelier Versace is now and then two much better than all these Chanel and Dior Haute Couture… All the Sergeenko’s, Valli’s, Jarrar’s need to hide and will never be as good as Atelier. Gianni is dead, but Donatella lives, and she really makes the label up. This is fantastic. I love it. Really.
This collection wasn’t about shitty minimalism but is propagated by Dior, or cheap looking wedding dresses by Chanel. The details- crystal hooks, fur, amazing tailor ship, best quality. And a cat suit that plunged down to Lindsey Wixson’s navel was paneled from lace, net, and handwoven leather. That piece was the least thirties-ish of the lot, but all of the models wore real diamond jewelry designed by Versace. I feel the Gianni spirit here!!!