05 Jul '11, 11pm

Giorgio Armani pays haute-couture homage to Japan

Giorgio Armani pays haute-couture homage to Japan

PARIS: Giorgio Armani paid stylistic homage to Japan on day two of the fall-winter Paris haute couture shows on Tuesday, with sharp bustier dresses making up a big chunk of his collection. No less than a dozen of the 44 looks from Armani Prive were figure-hugging, bare-shouldered numbers - some in black velvet, others in tangerine sequins including one that suggested a mermaid that had just emerged from the sea. Overall the styles - matched with piled-up geisha hair-dos - were edgier than the ivory wedding dress that the celebrated Italian designer provided Princess Charlene for her weekend nuptials with Monaco's Prince Albert. Ever the Hollywood favourite, Armani's show at the Palais de Chaillot boasted such front-row VIPs as Cate Blanchett, Daphne Guinness and Katie Holmes, who jumped from her seat to give a solo standing ovation at the end. Respectfully working the Japa...

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