|A cascade of lavender ruffles at Ralph & Russo on the runway in Paris. The tulle ball gown is embellished with 3D pleated silk organza and tulle flowers. Cover picture and main image by Elli Ioannour for Design & Art Magazine|
|Voluminous red silk, organza ball gown|
|Silk chiffon from the runway to Jennifer Lopez|
|Silk, scallop-edged suits|
The billowing evening gowns were the key to the show, finished with pearls, flowers, crystals and jewelled buttons, white feathers and pleated tulle flowers. The voluminous tiered silk skirts, some encrusted with hundreds and thousands of pearls, sequins and glass beads, shivered delicately with cascading bouquets of pleated organza that looked three dimensional.
|Alessandra Ambrosio in lace & a feathered cape|
One of the most striking creations on display included a strapless red chiffon gown with a ruffled bodice and a dashingly high side slit. Another dramatic gown in lilac was made up of swathes of delicate tulle flowers. Other ballgowns featured multi-tiered ruffled skirts with lace racerback tops. Closing the finale of the Paris Spring/Summer 2017 show was willowy supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio as the Ralph & Russo bride. The Brazilian model wore a luxurious white tulle and pale grey organza layered bridal gown, adorned with crystals, glass bead hand embroidery and appliquéd with tiny metallic flowers. Covering her shoulders was a silk organza cape adorned with ostrich feathers This creation captured the new collection's mixture of diaphanous femininity with a powerful silhouette.
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|Black tulle ball gown with an off-the-shoulder bodice and voluminous skirt, hand appliquéd with silk organza frills and embellished with glass beads, sequins, crystals and duchess satin flowers|
|Periwinkle silk chiffon and Chantilly lace gown with a flowing cape and cascading ruffles|
|Metallic pink and grey tweed tailleur with structured collar and tiered pencil skirt embellished with silver rhinestones and plastic fringing|
|Photographers gather around the front row to shoot Kirsten Dunst and model Amazon Muse|
|Actress Kirsten Dunst in creamy silk with model Amazon Muse|
|Pale blue silk organza gown, hand embroidered with silk thread, crystals and glass beads|
|Petrol blue tulle kaftan embroidered with floral metallic thread-work and tulle under-layer with glass bead embellishment|
|Phones raised on the runway to capture the new looks at Ralph & Russo|
|Pale blue ball gown with square deep-split corset, embellished with metallic crystals in tessellated design, and contrast with a silk organza skirt with geometric ruffles|
|Pale blue tulle gown embroidered with metallic gold thread in floral design and hand appliquéd with satin and leather flowers|
Cream silk faille tailored dress with off-the-shoulder collar and wide belt, hand embroidered with black pleated organza flowers, crystals, glass beads and jewelled buttons
|A surprising split at the back of the dress gives the cream silk dress a frisson of drama|
Blush tulle gown with sheer pleated neckline and tiered bodice, hand embroidered with clusters of sequins and crystals
Blush sheer tulle gown with racer neckline and overskirt, hand embroidered with sequin clusters and lines of glass beads
Amethyst silk organza robe embroidered with metallic threadwork, scallop edging and a floral Sangallo cut-out design
White silk crêpe gown with crystal pleated tiered skirt, hand embroidered with sapphire crystals and sequins in a geometric design.