Atelier Versace Fall 2008

Versace do not normally have a runway show for their Couture (Atelier) collection, but on this occasion they included Donatella’s illustrations with the Couture photographs on the Versace website.

For me this Fall 2008 collection is not as spectacular as the Spring 2008 collection, which saw 6 of the 15 gowns appear on the red carpet.

Of course all of these 17 gowns have red carpet potential, especially the gold lame striped gown, the black strapless gown with a star detail on the hip, and the one-shouldered see-through gown that looks like a spiders web above.

But I am slightly disappointed as some of the gowns look better as illustrations – this applies mostly to the green dress. I am also disappointed that I could not see the front of all of the dress. Back and side views just frustrate me.