Andrew Gn’s Spring 2012 collection was inspired by his Japanese grandmother’s kimonos, plus he envisioned a meeting between Madame de Pompadour and Madame butterfly.
This resulted in very elegant mini dresses and coat dresses with kimono sleeves and origami details.
We also saw coat dresses, tweed coats and belted trench coats.
I loved the rich brocade pieces which looked that much more luxurious with jewelled appliqués.
The collection started off with mostly angelic white looks, before moving on to black, gold and light lilac looks.
For the final part of the collection we saw a burst of colour which really allowed the jewel details to pop.
From look 36 I was in heaven. Eveningwear started off with a gorgeous metallic bustier gown with rococo embroidery which I can picture on someone with a regal air like Keira Knightley.
Electric blue, red, lemon, rose and a selection of white gowns, which could make worthy wedding gowns, took my breath away.
This collection provided a beautiful mix of youthful mini dresses with red-carpet-worthy gowns. The gorgeous colours were a perfect ‘pick me up’ on a sunny Sunday morning.
Key accessories included Andrew Gn’s signature jewel cuffs, embellished leaf headpieces and multi-colour platform strappy sandals.
Who I See Wearing This Collection: January Jones, Michelle Monaghan, Emma Stone, Keira Knightley, Ginnifer Goodwin, Kirsten Dunst, Zooey Deschanel, Eva Mendes, Emily Blunt, Amy Adams, Anne Hathaway and Kristen Stewart
Andrew Gn was kind enough to give me a look from his Fall 2011 collection which I wore to his show. The ivory loose-fitted shirt was just what I needed on a very hot day in Paris. I’ve realized the key to wearing leather pants in hot weather is to wear a size up.