Stunningly beautiful. I was there at the Thêâtre National de Chaillot yesterday to witness a quiet, seismic shift as Giorgio Armani adjusted his point of view to create a Haute Couture collection for modern women in a changing world. Fresh and elegant, it was all about power dressing the Armani way. Modern Silhouettes. Graphic Patterns. Trousers (for day and evening which is after all an Armani signature) along with showstopper Red Carpet gowns— many of which were were probably designed with Cate Blanchette in mind. In fact, the Oscar-winning actress, seated front row and center (of course), made us all wonder which gown or gowns she might select as awards season gets under way months from now. It won’t be easy as this was perhaps his most beautiful collection ever.
After his heartfelt bow, I was ushered backstage to the after show chaos and a very special photo op with Mr. Armani. Remembering my husband and I, he said “Nice jacket, Mark.” and complimented me on my daring slightly sheer Armani coat-dress. Then it was to the the exclusive Armani diner at the “Le George” restaurant at the Four Seasons George V. What can I say?