Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Paris Couture Week 2012: Yasmin Le Bon showcases 50 kilo Stephan Rolland dress

Supermodel in red: Yasmin Le Bon showcases 50 kilo Stephan Rolland dress at Couture Week... but needs two men to help her get it down the catwalk

There's a downside to designers showcasing beautiful fabric in all it's glory... it can get rather heavy.

When Stephane Rolland's muse-of-the-day - former supermodel Yasmin Le Bon - took to the catwalk wearing the Paris Fashion Week show's final look, she needed two assistants to help her get the gown down the runway.

The, literally show-stopping, red silk jersey dress - with assorted lacquered metal panels on the bustier and down the front of the skirt - weighs 50 kilos (110 pounds)... probably almost as much as Yasmin herself weighs.

At its longest point, the fabric on the dress was 45 metres long.
But the two good-looking assistants showcased the train at its best by artfully arranging it around the model's feet.
Elsewhere in the show, models wore gowns in a strict palette of red, lime green, black and ivory.
The cuts were kept simple, but highly-sculptural, showing off beautiful silhouettes and, more importantly, fabric in its purest form.
Rolland's spring-summer haute couture offering was inspired by the work of kinetic artist Michel Deverne, and his floor-sweeping gowns were kept ultra-simple to show off the movement of the materials.

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