Decorated Headdresses and Magnificent Couture at Armani Privé
After the Haute Couture week wrapped up, there was not nearly enough coverage of the famed shows that ran for a short week but take months to prepare for. There is never enough coverage. They could be displayed in Time Square all year round and would still not have enough coverage in my opinion. So in order to do my part I am bringing you more images from behind the scenes of the Giorgio Armani Privé Haute Couture collection for Fall 2012.
The Paris show took many viewers by surprise as not only Armani but another designer used decorated and bejewelled head pieces in their collection. Karl Lagerfeld busted out the bling for his ornamental hair nets or “snoods” and had his models look like glorified servers at Wendy’s. I’m kidding of course the dazzling hair bags delivered a very convincing glitterati accessory. Of course, Armani took his own angle on the shining hair accessories and turned heads with sultry veils made from lace, and other sheer materials but always with glorious gemstones embedded in the design.
One thing the collection had in spades was a never ending continual sunset. As the looks made their way from day to evening they turned the shades of a summer sky, from dusk until pitch black. To the point when you could literally see the Milky Way displayed on the black velvet dresses through the fire of diamonds which were all hand placed.
Each dress takes an incredible amount of time, they cannot be appreciated the way they should be unless they are owned. And thye can’t be owned unless you are willing to fork over a vast sum of money. But at the end of the day when you really take the time and appreciate the detail it is my honest opinion that every woman should purchase one piece of haute couture in their lives. Either for a special milestone, or a wonderful anniversary there is always an occasion to wear the very definition of beauty at least once. What’s the L’oréal slogan? Oh yeah! “Because you’re worth it!”
One dress that would be perfect for a gala or Birthday bash would be the dress in the image above. It had black shiny paillettes plastered over the chest which was the topper to an exploded silk dress with bunched silky sides that flowed as the model walked. The real star on the tree was the veil that the model wore. It was draped perfectly, elegantly placed, and looked like a disco ball spinning on the fourth of July. Okay, that was a terrible description because the head piece was amazing, truly a work of art. Veils off to you Armani for a collection that was truly a jewel.
Check out the next few pages for more backstage shots and amazing Haute Couture shots.