February 3, 2015
By Marcellous L. JONES
Photos Courtesy of Piero Biasion – La Maison de Haute Couture Sorbier
Paris, France – Frank Sorbier’s is a magical world in which the beauty of haute couture comes face to face with the mystery and animation of the theatre. This season, he gathered the international press and his client’s together at the L’Oratoire du Louvre for a most precious presentation of his new collection for Spring/Summer 2015.
At Frank Sorbier, nothing is left to chance. The hair and makeup must be perfect. The models must be equal parts catwalk diva and entertainer. The music is as meticulously selected as the place where the grand couturier stages his shows. The location provided the perfect setting for the unveiling of his creations. As the fog machines cranked out their thick, white product, bubbles began falling from the sky. And then we knew that the magic had begun.
This season, the Frank Sorbier heroine delights us with her garments created in flowing fabrics, hand-painted imageries, embroideries and superior technique. The models have their hair intertwined into light and young tree branches, then set upon their heads.
Sorbier balances the collection between his flowing silhouettes of silk and chiffon and his pieces that appear “sculpted”. These latter are his crowning glory. We know this because these are his creations built upon a corset and then finished with meter after meter of compressed fabric. In this domain, Sorbier breathes rarified air !
This outing has special meaning to Sorbier. We see images of his lost love, “Pirate”. This little canary was with the grand couturier for 14 years until his recent death. We see his effigy appearing in several looks thanks to the embroideries.
Once the show was over, Frank Sorbier was greet thunderous applause and wild screams of “BRAVO FRANK !”