As Paris Couture Week kicks off, we turn our rose tinted fashion gazers to the spectacle that is the Paris amfAR charity dinner. Hosted by Carine Roitfeld at Pavillon Ledoyen last night, the gala was a hotbed of celebrities and designers dripping in couture.
With Karlie Kloss, Doutzen Kroes, and Rosie Huntington Whiteley, the guest list read like a Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show roster, and the couture? Well let’s just say that Versace won. Hands down – just hours after the Atelier Versace show, Donatella and her army of muses arrived in floor length Atelier Versace (some of which was fresh from the runway). Others tried and din’t quite make the grade, there was literally no competition for the Italian powerhouse. Feast your eyes on these beauties:
The event had a surprise DJ in the form of original supermodel Naomi Campbell who took to the decks in an amazing waterfall plunge gown (Atelier Versace natch.) and Joan Smalls stole the show with arguable the best look of the evening (sorry Karlie, it was close).
So, if this is what Paris has shown us so far, I can’t wait to see how the rest of Couture Week unfolds with Dior, Giambattista Valli and (of course) Chanel still to come. It’s round one to Versace, Paris, you’ve got my attention….