Vogue’s Postcards from Paris Couture Week: Day 1

Bonjour. It’s Paris Couture Week Spring Summer 2014 and haute couture fashion is all the hype from the likes of Atelier Versace, Stephane Rolland, Christian Dior, Chanel, Valentino and Jean Paul Gaultier. We’re not letting the thousands of miles between us stop us from celebrating following the latest news and best runway and backstage moments with Vogue’s exclusive video postcards.

Donatella Versace kicked the week off with her incredible Atelier Versace Collection with Lady Gaga by her side adorning a jaw dropping hood resembling the magic we saw on the runway. Style.com describes the collection to perfection, so we’re sharing it with you here. Enjoy.

    This collection was all Donatella, with the anatomical seaming on cocktail dresses picked out in stone and outlined in tiny metal chains, and geometric back cutouts flanking a lacing detail that ran up the spine. Graphic tattoo motifs were stitched in crystals onto the sheer tulle of a top worn with a very un-Versace voluminous ball skirt. “Tattoos are a new form of art, a less elitist one that everybody knows,” said Donatella of the impulse. Other embellishments were more understated, or if not understated, at least more personal. Donatella certainly relished pointing out the cropped black Perfecto that closed the show. Made from tiny pieces of leather sewn onto georgette, the jacket weighed next to nothing, a feat only a couture atelier could pull off. It was the signal achievement of the collection, and there were certain elements in the crowd that would’ve liked to see more along those lines.

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