Giorgio Armani Prive Haute-Couture wowed the crowd at Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2012/2013 at the Palais de Chaillot on July 3, 2012 in Paris, France. He found romance in the midnight sky in a sumptuous haute couture collection that followed the changing hues of the sun. Heaccomplished fall-winter collection 2012 on Tuesday began with a daybreak of sorts, in lighter shades of mauve and lavender in organzas and double crepe.
Shoulders were emphasized, some with upward scooped tailoring. Others had upper bodices in graduated shades of pink dawn’s first rays of sunshine. Embroidered veils appeared, signaling the dimness of dusk. Geometric embroidery accompanied black tulle tops with Swarovski crystals. Spectators gasped as the show climaxed at midnight (in blue, naturally) with some of the most sumptuous dresses seen this season. A blue silk bustier dress — the program notes say, made of triple organza — rippled with its generous overlaid skirt and a gentle tulle shoulder shrug. The subtlety proves one thing: Armani lives up to his reputation for versatility.