Atelier Versace Kicks Off Couture With J.Lo

And yet no navel-exposing dresses were to be found.
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And yet no navel-exposing dresses were to be found.
Jennifer Lopez in custom Atelier Versace   Photo: Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images

Jennifer Lopez in custom Atelier Versace   Photo: Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images

Versace is, and always will be, about one thing: sexiness

So when Donatella Versace channels the '50s, don't expect any prim Betty Draper-style cocktail dresses. Instead, Versace sent a bevy of buxom babes down the runway in sultry takes on the retro silhouette. 

Nipped waists were secured by black buckles, round-shouldered jackets featured cut-outs and ball gowns were of the full-skirt-with-slits-over-bodysuits variety. The models wore their hair in sleek topknots and were decorated in metal chokers or hoop earrings--jewelry more fit for the club than the couture runways--but with the couture demographic skewing younger, who better than Versace to inject highbrow Parisian culture with some nightclub fun?

Adding to the dance hall vibe was a soundtrack by Jennifer Lopez, who also sat front row in a white custom Atelier Versace jumpsuit-cum-dress. Sure, it was a far cry from her infamous cut-to-there Versace number from the 2000 Grammys, but it was still just as sexy. And that's what matters in the world of Versace.