In some parts of the world, covering one’s head is a standard of modesty, but in Atelier Versace’s world it’s part of a seasonal style statement. For Spring 2014 Couture, designer Donatella Versace used slim head coverings as a way of extending the allure of her designs upward, of drawing a complex visual map that made for literal head-to-toe glamour. A sensual, nipped-waist silhouette drew focus to the female form and worked to enhance it by adding dimensional beading, draping, and cutouts in all the right places. This provocative look is unquestionably Versace. The magnetic qualities of the collection continued with an appealing palette of pale blue, citron, royal purple, and fiery orange. When presented on flowing silk gowns, the palette served to intensify the overall look. Versace’s couturier sensibilities take over with eveningwear that blends I Dream of Jeannie style with the ferocious figure of Grace Jones. The results are exotic, intricately detailed, and very, very revealing. This collection is befitting of a modern-day harem, where the women make the rules and decide the fate of their acolytes with a dismissive blink.
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