AP / AFP – The iconic Place Vendome square was the enviable location for Italian design legend Giorgio Armani’s latest display.
For Armani, couture is about celebrities and razzmatazz.
The Asian-themed designs, though beautifully constructed, were secondary to that, sadly, and tended toward the repetitive.
Statement colour — sometimes overly bold — also defined the spring aesthetic. But the exhaustive show held no surprises.
A structured white silk tuxedo in a crossover design opened the show. The model wore a stiff black wig, a styling feature that appeared throughout the show.
The signature tuxedo led to a terracotta obi belt on hot pink loose pants and a V-neck tuxedo in imperial blue.