Alicia Vikander attended the ‘Submergence’ premiere during the 65th San Sebastian Film Festival on Friday (September 22) in Spain.
The actress manages to do what Lea Seydoux and Prada/Miu Miu managed to do: prove to be a match made in heaven despite red carpet gowns not being considered their forte.
Louis Vuitton have many beautiful ambassadors, but Alicia appears to be extra special – as her track record has proven – and this Resort 2018 gown knocked me off my feet.
An ode to Louis Vuitton’s idyllic femininity, this dress is flourished with plenty of charm with tiny dose of LV edge for good measure.
Many expected the front row of Versace’s Spring 2018 show to be celeb heavy, but tonight was all about celebrating an icon, so only a trios of stars were front and center.
I was very excited to be seated behind them.
Amber Valleta: I’m sure you’re thinking this tuxedo dress was a bit of a snooze, but this picture doesn’t tell the true story as the party was at the back. The open back was accented with chains for a true rock n’ roll Versace touch.
Charlene, Princess of Monaco: I have never been in the presence of royalty, so this was quite an honour. I was immediately captivated by how statuesque Charlene was. And even more so by her graceful manor and calming presence when the room felt so hectic. There was no diluting the spirit of Versace in this look, her highness perfected her ode to 80s Versace in a cut-out chainmail dress and biker jacket accented with silver medusa’s.
Lewis Hamilton: Now, it was 24 degree today – warmer in the venue – and Lewis was wearing a wool coat, cashmere sweater and leather trousers – not too dissimilar from those he wears on the racetrack. As a fellow weather cautious Brit who also travelled to Milan in leather jacket, I won’t judge Lewis too harshly, but you won’t be surprised to learn that after this picture he was quick to ditch the coat. His assistant/stylist shared that she pulled the look as she wanted something unique that no one else would’ve been wearing, before we shared a joke that sometimes you just have to suffer for a short period for fashion. Good to know that men share this sentiment too.
When I was told that Versace were going to do something special to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Gianni Versace’s death, I immediately booked a ticket to Milan because I wanted to be a part of the celebration.
If you don’t know the story already, Versace is the reason why I fell in love with fashion.
The show was highly emotional, with a voiceover reminding us why we fell in love with fashion, how Gianni changed the landscape of fashion, and why we still love and miss him 20 years on.
The Spring 2018 show paid a beautiful homage to his unparalleled work. I felt a huge sense of nostalgia. It took me back to my teenager years flicking through issues of Vogue and wishing to be part of that world one day.
I’ve been to countless shows, but this one felt different. You could feel something in the air; even the models had a more determined pattern to their stride.
All was revealed when the curtain dropped following the finale.
Cue goosebumps upon goosebumps as the REAL supermodels Carla Bruni, Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford and Helena Christensen strode forward with Donatella Versace to George Michael’s ‘Freedom’.
I won’t lie, I was fighting back the tears, others couldn’t, and I don’t blame them such was the heightened emotion of it all.
After speaking to some of the models who weren’t even born during Gianni’s era, they shared that there weren’t that many dry eyes backstage after the show.
If you didn’t see the show head to Versace.it.
It’s a 14 minute trip down memory lane, and a fitting celebration of a true fashion icon.