Ralph & Russo’s SS17 Show In Paris By Irene Major

The City of Light had it all going for our favourite Australian fashion couple, with a celebration for British couture house, Ralph & Russo. They were invited for the second time to showcase in Paris amongst all the big names and the “who’s who” of the fashion world, and Tamara and Michael had truly unleashed their magic throughout the entire collection.

This season was one-of-a-kind as I got to be frowside to see their new collection, which was the one thing everyone was talking about. It was their first time at the Grand Palais and it was indeed one of the highlights of Paris Fashion Week.

I remember every dress by heart. In effect, the whole show was dominated by a fairy-tale Cinderella theme. The choice of pastel colours and embroidered jewels was definitely eye-catching; something a modern-day Carrie Bradshaw would wear in a scene from Sex & The City. There was something very futuristic about it, with shimmering white and silver jewels encrusted on the garments, giving that Egyptian goddess feel. Supermodel Alexandra Ambrosio led the show in a divine bridal yet angelic all-feathered cape.

Being at this show was like watching a New York ballet, with all the models in crystal-adorned dresses reminiscent of ballerinas – with the hair, the glitz and the glam to match.

Tamara and Michael’s attention to detail was also noticeable on their accessories. Bags and shoes were at once sleek, chic and classic. And demure; with soft leather and a settled choice of colours.

Amongst A-listers present were Kirsten Dunst and Nelly, and the evening ended with an after-party at The Vault at Place Vendôme. There I got to meet Tamara and Michael, and we partied until the early hours. Tamara had on one of my favourite dresses from the show and I must say, she looked divine – a fact which I did not hesitate to compliment her on. Being such a sweet soul, Tamara also returned the compliment, saying how she loved my Avenard couture dress and most importantly, my red hair. She even told me that next time she might just be inspired by me – watch this space for red locks on the Ralph & Russo runway!

For more information, go to www.ralphandrusso.com, or read our interview with Michael Russo here.