The Victorian Affair Evening Couture collection from Galia Lahav was revealed to the public for the first time in the famous and prestigious Grand Palais des Champs-Élysées back on January 26th.
– The Collection –
Victorian Affair is inspired by the Victorian era in England and by its parallel phase in France, Le Belle Epoque. These periods were characterized by changes and innovations in various fields, such as the Industrial Revolution. The day to day atmosphere was recognized with optimism and national security. In this context our collection is undoubtedly and proudly characterizing the Victorian eras fashion, with a range of signature Victorian motifs dresses that involves as well, modern, innovative techniques, lines and figures to fit the contemporary fashion lover.
Coming down the runway you’ll find a handful of high collars, medallions, puffed sleeves, dramatic cuts, special adorned corsets, extremely long trains (1-3 feet!) and skirts rich in fabrics, mixture of laces, ornaments and careful details. We also gathered a few tea gowns inspired gowns which are sheer and transparent, and gowns which are solely dedicated to designer Jean-Marjane Lacroix, that challenged the victorian style and made a change of how we perceive femininity through clothes.
The color pallette is of deep colors such as Black, shades of Black, warm Gold and Bronze, Hot Red, various antique Pinks and smokey Purples, most of which are hand dyed to emphasize the depth of the century. We have integrated fabric dyeing techniques and implementation embossed silicone, alongside the use of antique, original embroidery, from the 1890s, made by Lesage.
DESIGNERS: Galia Lahav & Sharon Sever || SHOW PRODUCER: Dévi Sok || SET DESIGNER: Marianne Guedin || LIGHT DIRECTOR: Mark Vandebroeck || MUSIC: BPC Studio || VIDEO: Titre Provisoire || PHOTO: Shoji Fujii CASTING: Mathilde Hesse || HAIR STYLIST: Paolo Ferreira using Leonor Greyl products || MAKE UP ARTIST: Carole Lasnier using NYX Professional products || MANUCURE ARTIST: Kamel using NYX Professional products || SOULIERS CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN
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