Versace returns to the Ritz after 15 years for 2012 Autumn Winter Couture show

Not since 1997 has the Ritz in Paris seen a show as it did last night. Gianni Versace was a Ritz regular with his couture catwalks and sadly, after his death in 1997, Donatella moved the runway elsewhere. If ever there were a way to return after fifteen years away it was with the event that took place last night. Whereas many would think such an emotionally heavy comeback would path the way for dark, stormy and powerful garments, only the complete opposite was showcased for Versace Autumn Winter Couture 2012. Mirrors opened to reveal Lindsey Wixson in a short a-line trench coat number. Piece after piece from that point on revealed garments with an ethereal beauty mixed with a hard edge. This is of course the definition of Donatella Versace’s brilliance!

The front row for such an event is truly a story in itself. Christina Hendricks, Pierce Brosnan, MIA, Jessica Alba, Lea Michele and Cory Monteith all sat front row as the collection made its debut.

The show was clearly a raging success. We would like to send our sincerest congratulations to Donatella Versace this morning. What a moment…


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