Armani dazzles Paris with a sparkling couture show

PARIS: Giorgio Armani welcomed guests to Paris on Tuesday for his haute couture show in a minimalist and intimate setting, presenting a refined collection dotted with rhinestones, sequins and sequins.

The Italian designer, whose designs are worn by royalty and Hollywood stars, sent models in tiered black tulle dresses, sleek jackets with added sparkle and sheer tops with floral details.

Models wearing floral-print jackets and blue jodhpur-style trousers cut from iridescent fabrics strutted down the catwalk, while others showed off puffy tops or jackets, covered in pink tulle ribbon bows by tens.

An award show is never far away, and Armani offered a selection of glamorous dresses, slender or voluminous, silky or velvety, strapless or covered in sequins, in colors ranging from Barbie pink to deep blue.

At the end of the show, Armani, almost 88, was barely emerging from obscurity for his usual salute.

Paris Fashion Week, which runs through Thursday with shows from Balenciaga, Jean Paul Gaultier and Fendi, is a prestigious showcase for a select group of fashion houses whose garments are meticulously hand-sewn by highly skilled artisans. qualified.

While haute couture represents only a small proportion of luxury brand sales, it is a major marketing driver for the industry.