Couture Week is in full flow in Paris and while the runways have been lined with A-listers, we’ve been behind the scenes, capturing an insightful glance at all the sartorial action. From Rami Kadi to Maison Rabih Kayrouz, Middle Eastern designers have been displaying their finest gowns in the French capital, and we’ve got all the backstage atmosphere encapsulated below. From last-minute touch-ups to intricate close-ups, read on for your all-access pass to Georges Chakra‘s show.
“The ever-so-elegant, the progressive, the strong and the tender.” That is to whom the Beirut-based designer dedicated his Fall 2018 couture collection, which exploded onto the runway in a burst of color and a swirl of movement. Texture took center stage in the line, which fizzed with voluminous tulle ruffles, a sprinkling of ostrich feather, and a generous dash of shimmering beading. Tangerines met hot pinks, and vivid reds clashed against crisp whites, in a collection of gowns boasting sweeping, ruffled hemlines, wraparound bodices and pared-back capes. Beauty-wise, the couturier tied looks together with the use of a sheer headband, entwined with a bucolic, beaded branch, which added just a touch of gothic drama to each powerhouse gown.