By Marcellous L. Jones
Photos Courtesy of Frank Sorbier
Paris, France – Frank Sorbier chose the mythical Salle Wagram as the place for the unveiling of his new haute couture collection for Fall Winter 2014/15. The scene was decorated with beautiful carpets, hundreds of scented candles and lowered chandeliers. The singer Emilie Simon opened the romantic atmosphere with a solo performance to the glory of Paris.
In the collection we find Sorbier working to bring together beautiful draping in a skirt bottom. It is worn with a beautiful lace top. Sleeveless, it molds the body as if cut from a corset.
A favorite look in the collection is the “La Grande Ivresse de Paul Fort”. It is subtle in sex appeal, but is truly enchanting.
“L’Offrande à la Nature d’Anna de Noailles” sees the grand couturier doing some of the season’s best work of any house. It has long, lightly structured shoulders and just a hint of a train for a memorable affect. The end of the sleeves is finished with elaborate white feathers. The collar is also made intriguing with the addition of a beautiful collar done in white feathers. It rises up to the back of the head, covers the shoulders and then drops just over the shoulder blades.
Sorbier’s “Poèmes barbares” offers softness, innate elegance and veritable beauty. Its long sleeves flow out from the elbows down to the wrists. It is extremely light and airy.
He has created a lace catsuit with billowy sleeves. Worn with dramatic corsaire’s boots, he calls this look, “Amour, Divin odeur de Marceline“. And one must make mention of the exquisite “Un Songe de Sully Prudhomme”. This silhouette is an enchanting gown in lace with a tight, rising collar. It is finished with unclosed billowy sleeves. But attention! One must have the perfectly figure to wear it.