Armani Prive Backstage Girls Haute Couture S S
ARMANI PRIVE: BACKSTAGE GIRLS HAUTE COUTURE S/S 13
There was a sprinkling of the Middle East in Mr. Armani’s latest collection. The full skirted first exit, with little black fez kind of reminded us of the locomotive women at Jean Paul Goude’s incredible Parisian parade in 1989, marking 200 years since the French Revolution. Pretty sure Farida Khelfa wore a version at some point? Struggling to be specific….it’s late on a Wednesday, so have a Google for me? Anyway, the collection carried us away in the same way the little men were aboard these enormous farthingales. Rapidly spun away- off to somewhere fabby. A little like the old Fry’s Turkish Delight ad’s we reckon? Obscure but incredible reference number 2! Armani tends to make our imaginations run riot in this way….
by Vincent Levy
Photographer: Jason Lloyd-Evans