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 Ashi Studio 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 Azzi & Osta’s show.
Design duo George Azzi & Assaad Osta paid tribute to the last ruling Romanov Emperor, Czar Nikolai II, with a collection rich in romanticism, magnificence and grandeur. Taking inspiration from Russia’s culture and icy winters, the ensuing result fused architectural silhouettes, dainty tulles and chiffons, and artisanal detailing in a line of regal, embroidered dress coats, after-dark gowns, and chic separates.