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  • Costume: House of Worth & Stephane Rolland
  • Ralf Würth
Costume: House of Worth & Stephane Rolland

Worth: Giovanni Bedin didn’t need “Black Swan” to kindle his love for dance-inspired outfits. In his third collection for Worth Couture, he again showcased variations on the tutu, this time inspired by a fancy dress costume depicting night and day designed by Charles Frederick Worth, circa 1880. But these had a practical use: Corsets embroidered with Surrealist details, like a three-dimensional black sequined bat, could be detached from their stiff skirts and worn separately.

Stephane Rolland: Rihanna couture (the singer is one of his clients) could sum up Stephane Rolland’s rather extreme take on the couture tradition, focusing on uber-draped and sculpted gowns with an architectural bent. The accessories were equally dramatic: bold blown-glass and rope belts, and oversize rock crystal brooches.

  • Ralf Würth