Grace Jones and Lady Gaga provide inspiration for Donatella Versace's Paris Haute Couture show with flesh-flashing red carpet gowns.
Paris Couture Week opened with Donatella Versace's regular tribute to The Goddess.
Officially, Grace Jones was the muse.
Gaga turned up early, sporting a duplicate sparkly, black hood from next season's collection.
Sculpted, draped and contoured, Versace's floor length silk jersey dresses were an interesting clash of approaches. From the neckline down these gowns, some slashed, some plunging, others semi-transparent, became progressively more daring. Smothered with Swarovski crystals, slashed or wafty, in the grand Versace tradition, all of them defined the waist - and any other feminine curve worth highlighting.
“I was thinking of a woman who is powerful but also feminine and soft – a contemporary goddess. I love the couture – you can really have fun with it. The budgets are bigger so you can let your imagination run a bit,” said Donatella.