Zuhair Murad: Star struck
It was a starry night at the Lebanese designer's couture show. Dresses in varying lengths, caped jumpsuits and evening gowns encrusted with beads, crystals and sequins were glistening depictions of the constellation and 1970s movie stars. Divided into four themes — Stellar Shades, Fatale Attraction, Celestial Bodies, and Lunar Sunlight — the real star of the glittering collection of red-carpet frocks was the final look — a celestial bridal gown fit for royalty.
Valentino: Mirabilia Romae
When in Rome, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli do as the Romans do. Their latest couture collection was held at the birth place of Valentino. It was the first time the brand showed a collection in the heart of the city at Piazza Mignanelli. Mimicking the Roman amphitheatre, the designer duo sent out an army of Valentino gladiators dressed in floor-sweeping gowns with sliced pleats, toga dresses and stately capes. Look closely and you'll see the many ancient Roman symbols such as the griffin and eagle (a royal symbol of Rome) embroidered onto the delicate armours. An eternal city of inspiration? We think so.