By Marcellous L. Jones
February 1, 2014
Paris, France –After more than an hour’s wait for the show to start, the audience in attendance at the presentation of Frank Sorbier’s haute couture collection were treated to a fantastic spectacle crowned by the artistic creations of the grand couturier.
For the Spring/Summer 2014 season, Sorbier called upon the extraordinary talents of Compagnie L’Homme Debout, a company specialzing in giant puppets. With the appearance of the colossal structure, all eyes, ears and senses then belong to Sorbier.
The first section of the show, “Au Pays des Jolies Pépées Canailles”, saw Sorbier present silhouettes composed of doll skirts in black and white jacquard and in natural white Mikado. They are worn with blouses and decorated with hand-painted flowers, birds and butterflies.
Moving on and after the presentation of the beautiful cocktail dresses, Sorbier surprises us with his draped bustier dress. It has a “princess” waistline, is constructed in ivory silk taffetas with exotic bird appliqués painted onto it. This by all is surprising optimistic and strikes the right tone.
Though each section in the collection has its own individual appeal, the “ Au Pays du Dieu Serpent à Plumes” is a favorite of this writer. It consists of not only a wrap skirt with pleated waist, but it also is where we fine and most appreciate Sorbier’s true talent as a master of fabrics. Here he uses his compression technique to create sumptuous skirts worn with blouses of the best tastes possible.
At the end of the show, the spectators seemed in unison in thinking that it was a shame that the start started so late. But is was a bigger shame for the impatient ones who left due to the wait fore they surely missed out one of the haute couture’s season defining moments.