The eight year hiatus is officially over as the Atelier Versace brand has made its first appearance on the couture runway since 2004. All signs seem to point out that the wait has not been in vain as the collection features an array of ultra sophisticated, to die for gowns.

The much awaited return of Donatella Versace on the haute couture scene was well rewarded by an eye-catching array of elegant, feminine and slightly futuristic gowns that enchanted the celebrity packed audience consisting of Cameron Diaz, Diane Kruger, Abbie Cornish or Anna Dello Russo.
The return to the couture scene was far from being casually planned. Instead, with her initiative, the designer plans to highlight the influence of luxury fashion: “it’s important in this kind of economy to send the message that fashion is relevant.” 

Bringing drama, sophistication and sexiness to the fashion scene once again, the brand highlights the sirens theme we encountered in the Versace spring 2012 RTW collection, this time with a more cutting edge approach that leaves no room for shyness regarding fashion expression. With body hugging silhouettes, high splits, sheer details and bold tones, the 15 piece collection confirmed once again the ultra recognizable sophisticated yet edgy flair of the brand.

With an array of supermodels like Karlie Kloss, Lindsey Wixson, Arizona Muse, Karmen Pedaru, and Josephine Skriver presenting the wonderful array of feminine dresses, the impact of the show was intensely magnified. With lace and metallic accent combos, high shine and geometric details, the idea that sometimes the most unlikely contrasts are the ones that end up working best was convincingly presented.

The daring creations might have gotten all the attention, yet the beauty choices were no less interesting to watch as high glamed up ponytails and classy, sultry and ultra seductive smoky eye and nude lip makeup proved to be the absolutely perfect combo that greatly contributed to the uber classy allure of each and every piece presented.

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