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Stéphane Rolland Spring 2012 Couture

Stéphane Rolland can always be relied upon to serve up sophisticated looks with explosive effects. Hence Lady Gaga is a big fan.

For Spring 2012 the couturier was inspired by the work of kinetic artist Michel Deverne.

On a colour palette of black, white, red and lime green, silhouettes were kept simple with highly sculptural and exaggerated flounces.

He continues to push the envelope with architectural details and daring cut-outs whilst sticking to his signature dramatic trains and metallic gold accents.

Yasmin Le Bon closed the show wearing a blood-red gown.

She was escorted up the runway by two handsome men, not because the designer was worried the supermodel would get mobbed, but to ensure the gown was artfully displayed along the full length of the runway.

The gown, which weighed over 100 lbs, looked heavy, but the supermodel didn’t let it show.

Favourites: White and red cap-sleeve mermaid gown and black gown with gold accents

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Cate Blanchett, Lady Gaga, Beyonce Knowles, Tilda Swinton, Liv Tyler, Kelly Rowland, Rooney Mara, Angelina Jolie and Eva Green

Credit: Stephane Rolland

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31 Responses to Stéphane Rolland Spring 2012 Couture

  1. Lalitha January 26, 2012 at 14:41 #

    Good lord!!! GORGEOUS.

  2. Zee January 26, 2012 at 14:58 #

    This is one collection that is really exciting, impressive, beautiful and different- I really can’t recall any other collections that can be characterized by all these four words together recently. Breath-taking. Just wow.

  3. roxana January 26, 2012 at 15:07 #


  4. fromchi-town January 26, 2012 at 15:07 #

    Wow – I think this has been my fav spring couture collection of all. They are all gorgeous!!

  5. CreoleLady January 26, 2012 at 15:07 #

    Swooning over the lime green. Also love the black/white gown with the red detail and the white/red mermaid gown. I would not mind seeing the color palette challenged Rooney in one of the black/white/red numbers.

  6. Suz January 26, 2012 at 15:24 #

    This collection is amazing! All in all it seems like this was a pretty exceptional Spring 2012 Couture fashion week. No one has an excuse to be dull and boring at the Oscars! 😉

  7. EmmaWoodhouse January 26, 2012 at 15:26 #

    100 POUNDS???????? WOW! That is one heck of a dress! I liked the final one and the black and gold.

  8. Colleen January 26, 2012 at 15:32 #

    Gorgeous! I am in love with black& white gown with the red abstract detail.

  9. Louise January 26, 2012 at 15:34 #

    I have everything crossed that someone wears the white and red mermaid gown to the oscars.

  10. Anna January 26, 2012 at 16:13 #

    I desperately want to see Rooney Mara wearing a piece from this collection and preferably not a black one.

    • Mimi January 26, 2012 at 17:02 #

      Oh please, Rooney wouldn’t know how to work any of these dresses. It’d be a waste of a beautiful dress.

      • nyc88 January 26, 2012 at 19:07 #

        You’re right. Someone like Charlize Theron or Naomi Campbell or Iman needs to wear one of these dresses.

  11. robbie January 26, 2012 at 16:18 #

    beautiful collection, i can already sense gaga dying to ruin… i mean wear the red dress. the acid green dress is just gorgeous.

    • Snowlion February 8, 2012 at 19:58 #

      Agree with the ruin part.

  12. lu January 26, 2012 at 17:10 #

    Love the white and red dress!! the black and withe with the red thing too. what an amaizing colection!.

  13. Alina January 26, 2012 at 17:18 #

    Amazing collection!

    The 4th dress you’ve posted is my pick for Evan Rachel Wood.

  14. andrea January 26, 2012 at 17:44 #

    Absolutely breathtaking. He (Rolland) is a construction genious.

  15. TeaAtTwo January 26, 2012 at 17:47 #

    I’d love to see the lime green gown or the white and red mermaid on the red carpet. They’re beautiful.

    • TeaAtTwo January 26, 2012 at 22:47 #

      Jessica Chastain in the lime green gown could be mind-blowingly wonderful.

  16. Katey January 26, 2012 at 20:27 #

    I hoped for more lime green dresses. These two are just not much.

    Green is my fav colour and I’m so happy that this colour is in the spotlight right now.

  17. DivaDebbi (Beauty and Fashion Blog) January 26, 2012 at 20:41 #

    This is drop dead! Thanks FC. Rolland was not on my radar until now.

    • Fashion Critic January 26, 2012 at 20:42 #

      His pieces are amazing.

      I don’t understand why we don’t see them more often

  18. Ariel January 26, 2012 at 22:20 #

    Stunning stunning stunning! Better than Elie Saab’s collection in my opinion.

  19. bee7 January 27, 2012 at 05:29 #

    what a beautiful collection!

  20. ila naidu January 27, 2012 at 06:14 #

    AMAZING…i just love every single piece

  21. Manja January 27, 2012 at 08:20 #

    Stunning collection,just stunning.I love every pieces,my fav is black and gold,I can see Cate Balnchet in it.

  22. Tracy L January 27, 2012 at 13:23 #

    These dresses are stunning! The first five in particular are so gorgeous. Can’t wait to see them again.

    • Tracy L January 27, 2012 at 13:25 #

      I just noticed the gloves though. I hope those do not become a trend as they are ugly!

  23. Ritika January 27, 2012 at 20:16 #

    i am BLOWN AWAY. The tangy green gown and the white, black and red gown, my heart is beating faster just looking at them. i pray i get to see these on the red carpet soon.

  24. Sa'adatu January 29, 2012 at 20:09 #

    The whole collection was mind-blowing!my favorites were the black and white gown with the red abstract detail,the white and red gown and the black gown that had the white ruffle like effect down the middle.I do hope someone wears one of them,fingers crossed.

  25. Lyn January 29, 2012 at 20:56 #

    WOW!! I’m so impressed. BEAUTIFUL..

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