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The Rare from Rolland

Long dress in white crepe and sculpture in black satin duchess. Photo courtesy Stephane Rolland. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

Paris, France —The kaftan is possibly one of the world’s most comfortable pieces of clothing. The long wide-sleeved tunic is a versatile affair originally worn by cultures all over the world from the Turkey of the Ottoman Empire to northern Africa and eventually the fashion houses of Paris and beyond. The haute couture collections were held in Paris last week and for French designer Stephane Rolland kaftans were a part of the show as he offered up a new world of dreams for his Spring/Summer 2022 collection. Once again kaftans were a star of the show. Sleeves down to the floor, tunics, draped heads. The show was all about the fluid and how high fashion can be wearable and comfortable.

Asymmetrical tunic dress in caramel satin and skirt in cream chiffon. Photo courtesy Stephane Rolland. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

It was an ode to abstract expressionism and the works of the emerging contemporary Italian Spanish painter Viani with the fashions mirroring his rich minimalism. The great fabrics were all on hand in the collection like satin duchess, satin crepe and crepe georgette. Meanwhile the models were adorned with jewels made of giant crystals and stones in crystal blown and chiseled by Théophile Caille, the master French flame glassmaker. The show, which was held in the National Chaillot Theater in the Chaillot Palace with the Eiffel Tower as a dramatic backdrop, opened up with an hommage to Manfred Thierry Mugler, the great French designer, director and producer who died on January 23rd as the haute couture shows were just starting off. The Gourmet Gazette brings the show to you in a Gourmet Gazette slide show.
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A Gourmet Gazette Slide Show

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