Versace Atelier - Fall 2012 Featured

Our backstage look at the collection and the celeb-filled front row

PARIS - The Versace Atelier debut was more like a Hollywood red carpet than a runway show with enough star power to make any fashion maison green with envy. On hand were actresses Jessica Alba, Elizabeth Banks, 'Mad Men's' Christina Hendricks, 'Glee's' on-screen/off-screen couple Lea Michele and Cory Monteith and songstress M.I.A. clad in classic Versace.

(From Left) Christina Hendricks, M.I.A., Jessica Alba and Cory Monteith

And the show did not disappoint with an array of different colours from neon yellow, violet and blue to pale rose and lavender. The romantic, sheer and accentuating gowns were described by Donatella Versace as "deconstruction and reconstruction in all its various forms."

Backstage at Versace Atelier Fall 2012

Elements of tarot card reading could be seen embroidered on fabrics from Roman numerals to the symbols of the Stars, the Lovers and Good Fortune. The collection also debuted a new series of Versace Atelier Jewelry in the form of Baroque rings mounted with yellow diamonds, topazes and emeralds.

 Atelier Versace Jewelry

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