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Alexis Mabille imagined ‘women as jewels’ for his Paris couture show.

Alexis Mabille, who specialized in jewelry at Christian Dior for almost a decade, brought his particular expertise to bear with an exquisite collection that imagined ‘women as jewels’, echoed in the sumptuously rich palette of deep greens, red, blues, golds, and purples. Opulent and dramatic evening gowns in silk, velvet, crepe, satin, brocade, lace and organza used crystal to catch and reflect the light.

Mabille’s sense of fun was always evident with his trademark oversized butterfly bows, while models sported horn-like sculptured pony-tails finished with chandelier jewels and carefully placed crystals as beauty spots, capturing the decorous indulgence of 18th century aristocracy.

Embellishment was everywhere: gold arabesque embroidery on sweeping velvet cloaks framed at the neck with multi-colored organza ruffs, nude net spotted with sequins, and sheaths resembling second skins all outlined in statement SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS that spangled like stars in this luxuriously French couture collection.

Copyright: Photographer Pierro Biasion

Swarovski Crystals Magazine #01 - Everyday Extraordinary

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