Atelier Versace Haute Couture Spring 2012: Of Corsetry and Lace
Long Nguyen is the co-founder/style director of Flaunt. PARIS--After an eight year hiatus, Atelier Versace returned to the Paris couture schedule Monday with an intimate presentation in a gallery at the Ecole des Beaux Arts that had been completely covered in gold. Ms. Versace could not have chosen a better moment to show her Atelier line--it's a moment when clients are investing in luxury clothes again across the globe, particularly in Asia and parts of South America (especially Brazil). It's also Versace's moment--this Atelier presentation on the heels of the brand's successful collaboration with H&M for the other end of the market. There were no seating arrangements and the small number of guests mingled with actresses Diane Kruger, Cameron Diaz, and Abbie Cornish. The actresses gathered around the supermodels were different manifestations of the Atelier’s collection--runway and real life.