Armani Privé FW19 Couture Brings Even More Sparkle to Paris

Armani Privé FW19 Couture Brings Even More Sparkle to Paris

Armani Privé FW19 Couture Brings Even More Sparkle to Paris

The City of Lights just got a little brighter.

The City of Lights just got a little brighter.

Text: Teddy Willson

Giorgio Armani left a shining impression on Paris after his FW19 Haute Couture show for Armani Privé FW19 Couture. The two presentations took place inside a bright gallery of the Petit Palais, a perfect match for the Italian designer’s shimmering collection, which was consistently centered around crystal embellishment.

The otherwise pastel show was flanked by black ensembles. Simply patterned blazers with silky pocket squares over black velvet pants opened the show. Silvery silk pants followed, with delicate black tulle whisking on top. The pants all sparkled in one way or another, whether it be from a dust of sparkle, or tiny or large crystals.

Soon, pastel colors flooded the runway, creating a fairy-like dreamscape. Powder pinks, periwinkle blues, sage greens and honey oranges were the colors of the collection. These tones made their way onto everything from ’80s style pantsuits to tiered tulle dresses. At one point, Armani opted for a tropical floral print, still embellished with crystals and veiled with sheer tulle. Completely see-through netted tops made for an interesting choice, while slightly pleated peplum jackets added a touch of flair to the more conventional looks.

Then came the red-carpet ready looks. A series of elegant, strapless dresses with intricate crystal embellishments were worn down the runway, probably catching the eyes of celebrity attendees like Nicole Kidman and Zendaya. Polka-dots also made a regular appearance throughout the collection, lending a mod sensibility to the youthful line.

In his Fall 2019 couture collection, Armani, now 84 years old, proved that he hasn’t yet run out of ideas, and all of them, good.

See some of the highlights below.

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