Stephane Rolland’s Monochrome Collection at Paris Fashion Week S/S 2013

Excitement filled the air a few minute before designer Stephane Rolland’s show at the Paris Fashion Week Haute-Couture Spring/Summer 2013 at the Palais De Tokyo in Paris, France on January 22.

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From the models getting ready backstage to the celebrity guests making their way to their seats, the air was filled with delicious anticipation. Did the show live up to it? Decide for yourself.

But before we get to the runway, check out a couple of the famous and beautiful faces making their presence felt on the red carpet.

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Iranian-Brit model Yasmin Le Bon wowed in an electric blue dress, fur shrug and knee-high black boots. Smokey grey cat’s eye makeup formed the focus of her face, lending an air of je ne sais quoi to her look.

Paz Vega and Yasmin Le Bon at Paris Fashion Week S-S 2013 Stephane Rolland showPaz Vega and Yasmin Le Bon at Paris Fashion Week S-S 2013 Stephane Rolland show

Hollywood actress Paz Vega sported a black dress with quasi dominatrix accessories – futuristic stacked pumps and black leather gloves. Side-swept curls and a pop of red lipstick completed her ensemble.

The ladies headed inside and had a bird’s eye view of Stephane’s show from their front row seats.

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The collection was sweeping, romantic, dramatic, not grandiose but definitely fantastical. The silhouettes were successfully experimental and very feminine, interspersed with floral detailing or lacy textures.

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Stephane did not play around with color, choosing a monochrome palette for his exuberant creations – a good way to align focus on the designs.

The hair and makeup was simple but vastly elegant. The models sported nude lip colors and a natural makeup palette. The eyes were made the main focus of the face, mascarraed, lined and defined with grey/nude eye shadow.

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Low-hanging buns, held in place with looped over hair, made for a stylish, understated look.

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We’re pretty sure we’ll be seeing this do imitated on the red carpet again and again in the coming year. It has a timeless essence that is hard to resist.

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Overall, the creations were not something that ordinary women or indeed even celebrities can sport during regular evenings out, no matter how extravagant the event. But haute couture is not really about functionality, it’s about pure aesthetics, and as far as that element of design is concerned, Stephane comes out at the top.

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More Celebrities at  Stephane Rolland’s show:

Kim Kardashian & Carmen Dell’Orefice at Stephane Rolland Show at Paris Fashion Week S/S 2013 Kim Kardashian at Stephane Rolland Show at Paris Fashion Week S-S 2013

Socialite and reality TV star Kim Kardashian was front row and center at the Paris Fashion Week Haute-Couture Spring/Summer 2013 [...]

 

 

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