Alana in Armani Privé–The February issue of Harper’s Bazaar Spain takes a look back at the Armani Privé archive with a haute couture spread starring Alana Zimmer. You may recall that Armani’s spring haute couture collection was revealed earlier this week in Paris. Photographer Nagi Sakai captured the Canadian beauty in memorable creations from past seasons styled by fashion editor Melania Pan. The artful shapes and masterful techniques are definitely a must see!
Armani Prive Spring 2014–While last couture season Armani focused on nude, the spring-summer 2014 Armani Privé collection looks toward deep blues and navies for guidance. A loose-fitting silhouette produced billowing skirts as well as silky pants for the presentation. The designs feature a range of influences, but most apparent are the North African touches including long headscarves, short and tailored jackets as well as vests with rich embroideries. Focusing on the red carpet, evening gowns embrace a slinky silhouette teamed with top to bottom crystal decorations.
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Cate in Armani Prive – Cate Blanchett attended the 51st New York Film Festival last night, and looked stunning in an Armani Prive dress. The Australian actress wore a custom made crinoline lace cocktail dress with a plunging neckline. Cate was honored by the New York Film Festival with a Gala Tribute at the event for her significant artistic contributions to film.
Armani Prive Fall – Giorgio Armani calls Armani Privé’s fall 2013 haute couture collection simply,”Nude”, and certainly the outing of understated tans, sorbet and powder pinks gives off a “naturally bare” vibe. The autumn season graces us with thirties-influenced style filled with sheer, feathers and embroidered crystals fit for a turn of the century socialite. The diaphanous gowns are at once sensual yet pretty; a word often used to describe evening wear but could not be a better fit for Privé. The classic Armani tailoring is also out in full force with sharp jackets sometimes embellished with ostrich or lace. Armani also offers a more gloomy take on nude with the contrast of black and silvery hues which still remain romantic nonetheless.
Beaded Beauty – Actress Jessica Chastain attended the 85th Annual Academy Awards on February 24th, 2013 looking gorgeous in a custom gown from Armani Prive. The “Zero Dark Thirty” star looked retro chic in a strapless gown with beaded detailing to the event.
Sequined Goddess – Cate Blanchett attended the 2nd Annual AACTA Awards in Sydney today looking divine in a red sequined gown from Armani Prive’s spring 2009 collection. The Australian actress accessorized the look with drop earrings and black shoes.
Day to Night Couture – Armani Privé’s fall 2012 collection was inspired by day to night dressing for an outing of pure sophistication. Designer Giorgio Armani opened the show with his signature menswear inspired tailoring which then transformed into elegant, floor-length gowns in straight silhouettes. The daytime dressing borrowed soft hues of blue, lilac and mauve while night embraced inky black, midnight blue and metallic accents. Crystal embroidered veils covered models’ faces as they hit the catwalk in body conscious shapes that were drapey yet sensuous all at once. Armani saved the drama for last with a stunning array of black gowns in stone embroidered velvet or silks like starlight twinkling across the night sky.
Siren Couture – After last season’s tribute to Japan, Giorgio Armani dreamed up a sultry, siren-like vision for the Armani Privé spring 2012 collection. The season’s most standout color was undoubtedly green–from neon chartreuse to forest green–the unlikely hue had its moment in Paris Haute Couture after appearing at Atelier Versace earlier this week. Slinky silhouettes were draped like waves onto the ocean, making the models appear as otherworldly sea creatures as the emerged on the runway. Armani also embraced metallic with techno silver suiting and beaded gowns. Continuing with the underwater theme, sea snake patterns brought a hard edge to the already striking display of gowns.
Eastern Travels – The fall haute couture collection from Armani took a cue from Japanese culture with a sleek take on kimonos. Using pastel accents in the form of floral motifs and feminine bows, the Armani Privé look was perfected by hats designed by reknowned milliner, Philip Treacy. Overall, the long and form-fitting silhouettes made for a sophisticated and regal effect.
Armani Privé goes into a futuristic direction for Paris Haute Couture with long and sleek silhouettes, jewel tones and metallics. Accented by disk shaped hats and full coverage masks, Armani Privé brings bold sci-fi looks to couture week.