Armani Prive’s Fall 2022 Show Was A ‘Sparkling’ Love Letter To 1920s Paris

Pétillant on and off the runway.

Emily in Paris star and real life French It girl Camille Razat almost stole the show at the Armani Privé show in Paris. Almost. When you show a collection as sparkling as Giorgio Armani did for his Fall 2022 Couture show in Paris, nothing can top it.

Sitting front row alongside Zoey Dutch, Razat wore a strapless black mini dress and a black and white beret, finishing off the look with a red lip and sky high lashes. Dutch, meanwhile, opted for a black strapless bandeau top and maxi skirt combo, and for makeup let her brows do the talking.

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And what a show they witnessed. “Pétillant” – or “sparkling” was the theme of the day, with Giorgio presenting a collection so bright that even top quality photography couldn’t do justice. As the saying goes, you had to be there.

Long, strapless, gleaming dresses with an almost weightless look were on show, as were splashes of intense blues and pinks to refract against the palette of white and black. 

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“Realism, a distinctive trait within Giorgio Armani’s style, always filtered through his personal vision and interpreted through refined art, is a constant presence in a collection that arises from the need to give new space to sparkle and frivolity, offering into dreams and creativity,” the show notes read.

“The way it was in the 1920s. Here distilled by an ineffable capacity for synthesis, the aesthetics of that decade reverberate in the figure of a strong-willed, independent and brilliant women: pétillant, just like Tamara de Lempicka.”

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Lempicka was an artist who captured the glitters and sexual mores of 1920a Paris with her brush. She both painted and mingled with elite French society, becoming the mistress to a Baron, earning her the nickname “The Baroness with a Brush”.

In this collection, echoes of Lempicka’s “rebellious elegance” are felt in the “succession of silhouettes, first minimal and linear, then voluminous and evanescent, and in the individual way they are worn”.

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It was a show of pure, feminine energy — Giorgio wouldn’t have it any other way.

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