The start of the Versace Fall 2012 presentation had a very gothic feel as it opened with black, black and more black looks on models with barely-there eyebrows and blunt cut bangs which made me instantly think of one person: Rooney Mara.
Byzantine cross embroidery adorned most of the pieces which included velvet coats, halter dresses, strapless dresses, turtlenecks and leather-panelled pencil skirts.
Peplums accented the models’ hips much like they did in the Atelier Versace Spring 2012 presentation. These seductive pieces were presented alongside leather fitted dresses with studded details and corsets paired with pencil skirts.
From the dark and mysterious we moved onto colourful mini dresses emblazoned with the Versace logo in bold, graphic lettering. Some may call these pieces tacky, but they were a fun addition to a collection steeped in the spirit of Versace.
The mood instantly changed the second the evening wear was presented.
Jennifer Lopez, Amber Heard and Beyonce Knowles will be fighting over the jaw-dropping chain-linked silver-disc gown which says “Hello bombshell,” whilst Blake Lively and Elizabeth Banks will love the shorter, edgier dresses with cut-out details.
The exciting thing about the presentation is that these pieces have a place on every red carpet from the Grammys, to the Oscars, to Cannes, to premieres and photocalls.
For Spring, Ashley Greene was the first to don a look.
I wonder who will receive that honour for Fall. Hopefully it will be Blake, as she needs to get her sexy-back.
Front Row: Anja Rubik, Pixie Lott, Gao Yuanyuan and Christopher Kane
Who I See Wearing This Collection: Jennifer Lopez, Amber Heard, Beyonce Knowles, Blake Lively, Fergie, Rihanna, Blake Lively, Minka Kelly, Hilary Swank, Penelope Cruz, Chloe Moretz, Daisy Lowe, Lea Michele, Zoe Kravitz, Emma Stone, Elizabeth Banks, Jessica Alba, Eva Mendes, Cameron Diaz, Zoe Saldana, Katy Perry, Paz Vega and Katie Cassidy