Atelier Versace Fall/Winter 2015
Karlie Kloss sashayed along the catwalk in glam-rock platforms with a dainty floral headband framing her flowing tresses. It color-matched the creamy lilac diaphanous silk gown billowing around her body, showing off the collection’s signature artfully frayed edges. The bodice fanned out in sections that joined up in a twisted halter-neck, beautifully outlined in Swarovski crystals. Joan Smalls also looked regal in a sheer gown with contrasting oversize black crystal detailing.
Ms. Versace then moved on from delicately pretty ‘almost there’ shades into a headier, darker section. Body-hugging slip-dresses in deep plum were etched with elegant devoré patterns on velvet, incorporating sheer patches that gave an antique feel. Jamie Bouchert’s long-sleeved, cut-to-the-navel gown, with its extraordinary swirls of velvet, extravagantly frayed edges and crystal embellishment, had a casual, naughty appeal. There were also some typically glamorous Versace touches: one bias-cut orange and electric blue gown had an cowl-neck front with a bondage-style black lattice bodice, while a daring black strapless mini cocktail dress was constructed entirely from lattice work shot through with crystals—paired with platform sandals and a trailing silk scarf, it was the epitome of elegance. Meanwhile, color-popping mini dresses with spider’s web crystals and dainty red-and-black floral embroidery were combined with kinky knee-high patent boots.
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