Giorgio Armani titled his Armani Privé Fall 2011 collection, “Hommage au Japon.”

The designers work has often drawn inspiration from Japan, his Armani Privé Spring 2009 collection is a perfect example.

As an admirer of the captivating culture and the refined sense of aesthetics of this country, the designer found himself profoundly moved by the tragic earthquake in March, so he dedicate this Armani Privé Fall 2011 Couture collection to Japan.

The designer favoured a sleek silhouette of classic chic looks, mixing black with gorgeous vivid floral prints throughout this collection.

Velvet was used heavily. We saw velvet suits, bustier tops, tapered skirts, pants and obi belts which accented
several pieces.

With Cate Blanchett and Katie Holmes in the front row the designer catered to both their needs.

The stronger, directional, modern pieces would be mastered by Cate, who could easily pull off the floral suit with the patent leather belt as effortlessly as the floral print Mikado silk skirt suit and the black velvet bustier gown with Swarovski fringed details on the hips.

Katie may chose the more classic Armani pieces like the signature tailored jackets, velvet pants suits, or the black bustier gowns. I would personally love to see her in Look 34.

Front Row: Cate Blanchett, Katie Holmes, Olivia Palermo and Daphne Guinness

Favourites: Floral print duchess satin suit and strapless gown with tangerine embroidered top and black sequin skirt.

Key Accessories: Floral clutches, fan fascinator, obi belts, patent leather belts and geishas hairstyle-shaped fascinators

Who I Would Like To See Wearing This Collection: Cate Blanchett, Katie Holmes, Jodie Foster, Rihanna and Marion Cotillard

Credit: Style.com