If the label's last collection was all about tulle polka dotted veils, Armani Privé Fall 2015 Couture line is all about neon, jewel-toned sparkle, with a healthy dose of Schiaparelli-esque shocking pink. As Giorgio Armani said to Vogue, "My first inspiration was to bring my drawings to life" — and part of that had a lot to do with the beautifully-rendered "courageous colors" that defined the collection. To pack even more punch to the self-described "Shocking!" show, the runway models all eschewed muted mauves and classic reds for eye-searingly fuchsia lips (let's hope that's the takeaway trend from this year's Paris Fashion Week, no?).
At any rate, Armani Privé has been everywhere these days, no? Cate Blanchett's shown a liking for a few artfully-bowed numbers (both in equally fabulous gown form and suit form), Emmy Rossum memorably wore the brand at the 2015 SAG Awards, and Sarah Paulson even wore a delightfully loofah-esque ball gown from the line at last year's Emmys. Suffice it to say, Mr. Armani knows how to do red carpet dramarama right — and their new Fall 2015 Couture collection, is certainly no exception. So, with that in mind, here are 13 numbers that should really be making their way to international film festivals, award shows, and galas:
1. This Column Gown
Paging Cate Blanchett!
2. This Coat
Okay, whoever wears this has to accessorize as seen above, right?
3. This Asymmetrical Number
Who doesn't love neon shoulder fun fur?
4. This Velvet Caftan
Basically the embodiment of class.
5. This Dramatic Ball Gown
Oscars 2k16, anyone?
6. This Embellished Creation
There's a lot going on in this dress, so it would take a uniquely talented, intrepid soul to take it on — but in the right hands it could absolutely slay.
7. This V-Necked Showstopper
This velvet number shines with the fabulosity of a million stars.
8. This Ultra-Colorful Ball Gown
I mean, hopefully they'd line it somehow, but otherwise, this dress is pitch-perfect.
9. This Feathered Masterpiece
Yes, yes, a thousand times yes!
10. This Updated Retro Dress
A fun take on a classic silhouette, no?
11. This Black Furry Cape
Totally Jon Snow-approved — you could be the most chic member of the Night's Watch with this one.
12. This Classic Gown
Funny that this is actually one of the more tame pieces from the collection...
And last but not least:
13. This Monster Coat
Were you as big a fan of Armani Privé's new collection as I was? Here's hoping we see these runway victories again soon!
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