Birds Of ParadiseVionnet FW17

The Vionnet woman presented for this fall/winter 2017 is colourful, rich and sophisticated. Notes of nude, grey, orchid white, acid green, cardinal red and turquoise traverse fluctuating tulle skirts and dresses. Illustrations of tropical birds from New Guinea, recorded and illustrated for a 19th-century edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, were printed onto lamé dresses and pajamas. The outwears – shearling and goat fur – have the purpose of a sort of shell, protecting the magnificent and the lightness of the dresses.