Armani Privé Couture Fall 2018

It was 30 minutes (and 96 looks) in a 12-minute world, and worth every second of viewing.
On Tuesday evening in the gilded salons of the Italian Embassy, splendid in their intimacy, Giorgio Armani awed with his Armani Privé collection. It may have been his best ever. In his program notes, Armani said that he sought to capture “couture…as it once was: the authentic essence of luxury and perfection, the notion intended as instructional for ‘the young generation’ and the style of presentation, ‘almost regal.’”
If that sounds pedantic, it wasn’t at all. Rather, Armani presented an array of alluring, exquisitely crafted clothes that were elevated as befits the haute genre and diverse enough to satiate the desires of a range of couture clients.
Of course, Armani focused on high evening. He pioneered the red-carpet phenomenon as it exists today, and time and again he uses his Privé runway to remind that he’s not seceding a smidgen of his hard-earned turf to anyone. But first the daywear — lovely! And utterly controlled: sensible shoulder options on smart, shapely jackets; pants sans tricks (and mostly pants for day); the occasional well-placed flourish in a contrasting collar or graphic piping on a sleeve.
That all-neutral opening,

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Privé Revaux Creates Capsule With ‘Riverdale’s’ Petsch

Eyewear brand Privé Revaux will launch its first capsule collection, a line with “Riverdale” star Madelaine Petsch, on April 9.
The Privé Revaux x Madelaine collection encompasses five styles intended to speak to the actress’ bold style. They are Street, retro round frames; Candy, small colorful lenses; Mister, an oversize cat-eye; Rogue, a modern aviator, and Clique, classic square sunnies. Each pair offers antiski screws, lightweight TR-90 and polarized lenses and the collapsible case will feature a pop of red.
All of the styles will retail for $ 29.95 each.
“I am beyond excited to share these meticulously and personally curated sunglasses with everyone,” Petsch said. “I have been obsessed with sunglasses for a very, very long time, so it was a natural fit for me to partner with Privé Revaux on my own collection. I spent a lot of time on the details of these pairs and I am so very proud of them.”

The collection will launch on April 9. 

The collection will be sold on the company’s web site as well as in select retail stores.
Petsch appears as Cheryl Blossom on the CW series “Riverdale,” a teen drama based on the characters of the Archie Comics. 

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Giorgio Armani Privé Couture Fall 2017

The arrival of a pristine white card featuring an embossed putto, apparently taken from an architectural relief, got you wondering about the theme of Giorgio Armani’s Armani Privé show. Old World grandeur? Whimsical romance?
As it turned out, the image heralded not the show’s theme, “Mystery,” but Milan’s Palazzo Orsini, now owned by Armani and the site of his atelier. After years of a minimalist approach to his venue, for fall, Armani decided to up his ante in the set stakes, installing inside the Théâtre National de Chaillot imagery derived from the palazzo’s interiors: in the reception area, large photographs of murals and, lining the walls of the runway space, a mini replica of a lavishly paneled room. It made for a lovely setting, made lovelier still by American-level air-conditioning and seating with ample rear-end room.
By transplanting to Paris the trappings of his Milanese base, Armani seemed to telegraph that this would be a deeply personal collection, no less than if he’d played “I Gotta Be Me” on his soundtrack. Yet while all of the signatures were there — the specific tailoring, the fabric mixes, the wacky hats — Armani stuck a pin in Privé’s typical grande dame attitude, letting some

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Front Row at Giorgio Armani Privé Fall 2017

THE LATE SHOW: For front-row celebs, it’s a Catch-22: Get in early and face a barrage of photographers and reporters, or get chastised for being late, like Isabelle Huppert who was booed by photographers as she was spirited to her seat at Armani Privé after the show had begun. She blamed traffic, mouthing her excuse to a nearby publicist.

Kate Winslet at Giorgio Armani Privé. 
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Having arrived with time to spare, Kate Winslet barely got a word in edgewise, managing to say “effortless” and “chic” before more questions were shouted at her in a hail of camera flashes. She looked relieved when she slipped behind a human chain of security guards.
Sitting next to a white-clad Sophia Loren, Naomi Watts looked more relaxed, wearing a similarly pristine outfit. She had arrived earlier in the day, fresh off the promotion of “Gypsy,” the Netflix drama in which she stars as a psychotherapist who inserts herself into the lives of her clients. After the show, she was heading back to the Eurostar but with good reason. “My holiday starts tomorrow, and you’re the first to know I’m going to Kenya,” the English actress said in a conspiratorial tone.
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Beatrice Borromeo Wears Armani Privé for Religious Wedding

A week after their civil wedding, Beatrice Borromeo and Pierre Casiraghi took their religious vows August 1. This time, Borromeo chose to wear a custom Giorgio Armani Privé gown. The flared ivory dress with Chantilly lace and layers of silk chiffon was paired with a delicate silk tulle veil, also with a Chantilly lace border. The wedding took place at Isolino di San Giovanni, one of the islands owned by the Borromeo family on Italy’s Lake Maggiore.
For the reception, the bride wore another custom Privé gown in white silk tulle with micro draping, a deep neckline and a train in pleated silk tulle that started at the shoulders. Two family heirloom antique diamond wing brooches were pinned on the train.
Armani also made white silk shirts and Bermuda shorts for the ring bearers, as well as the bridesmaids’ dresses and shrugs in pink and white.
The bride’s mother, Paola Marzotto, grandmother Marta Marzotto and sisters Lavinia, Matilde and Isabella also wore custom Privé dresses.
As reported, Borromeo wore a pale pink Valentino Haute Couture cape dress to marry her longtime beau Casiraghi on July 25 in a civil ceremony at the Prince’s Palace in Monaco.
Casiraghi is the son of the late Italian entrepreneur Stefano Casiraghi and Princess Caroline of

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