(4 Jul 2016) CELINE DION SWOONED BY GIAMBATTISTA VALLI COUTURE’S RUSSIAN ROMANTIC LOOKS
Canadian recording artist Celine Dion loved Giambattista Valli’s Haute Couture AW 2016 show so much that she wants to buy them all.
Recently widowed Dion has been making her debut appearance at Paris fashion week, attending the Dior show earlier this Monday (4 JULY 2016).
A avid fan of the Italian designer, Dion had not yet seen his show in person before.
“It’s the first time that I see one of his defiles. I am speechless. There’s not one piece that is… I can’t pick one. That’s the problem. It’s like every single piece is a special jewel, is a moment, is a femininity. It’s a dream. It’s so beautiful. I want them all. That’s a big problem. It’s a good problem to have. I love him. Bravissimo.”
Alexander Sokurov’s 2002 movie ‘Russian Ark’ was the main inspiration for Giambattista Valli’s collection.
The period drama was shot in Saint Petersburg’s Winter Palace, home to Russian monarchs for nearly 300 years, up until the communist revolution in 1917, depicts life at the time of the Tsars.
On the catwalk, multi-layered tulle gowns and flower patterned long dresses echoed the frivolous attitude of young tsarines during the film’s ball sequence.
“In the movie, there is all these silhouette of this kinds of tsarines or pre-tsarines moment, with like all big volumes or kind of fluid things on the body. I love the idea to work on this kind of opposite works on this kind of an idea of extraordinary on the clothes: the frozen lace for the flowers. There is all this moment in the frozen garden of the Hermitage and everything. So I try to reinterpret it in an extremely contemporary way, in a today way, that kind of extraordinary mood and feelings, and volumes and tsarian silhouette.”
Paris Haute Couture fashion week runs until Thursday, 7 July.
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