After a three season hiatus, the world returns to live in-persons shows for Fall/Winter 2021 - 2022 Paris Couture Week. For this seasons show schedule we had none other than the return of Giorgio Armani with Armani Privé.
What felt like a return to old Hollywood and a tribute to the glamour of on-screen sirens with a subtle hint of cinematic drama; Armani Privé's Haute Couture collection titled "Shine" was a celebration of beauty and all things optimistic in our post - pandemic era.
Fluid and holographic silk organza's with sharp notes in Italian tailoring shimmered down the runway, the Armani Privé couture show staged within the unique halls of the Italian Embassy in Paris. Embroidered and sequined bodices and mercurial fabrics that shone plenty of sheen; the couture collection embodied archetypes of the true Giorgio Armani woman - elegant and refined, and one who belongs to an old world bourgeoisie.
Floating iridescent sheers also welcomed guests to the Armani Privé couture scene, with gowns fit for a modern day Marie Antoinette at the Château of Versailles. Floundering tiered dresses, feathered bolero's and diamonte waist belts with double cuffed bracelets - the looks were all colour blocked and schemed, almost travelling us back in time to the simplistic styles of the early 2000's prevalent in New York and Italy.
A small intimate show with several guests lined the walls of the Italian Embassy, and at 87 years old, creative director and designer Giorgio Armani proves Armani Privé can still stir emotion. The Armani Privé couture show ended in abstract volumes, with silk painted gowns in florals, diamonte appliqués and sequined bustiers - going full provocative in daring sheers for its closing look followed by Giorgio Armani's bow.
Giorgio Armani's Armani Privé Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2021/22 full collection can be viewed on armani.com with more information, show highlights and updates available throughout all official Giorgio Armani social media channels.