July 9, 2015
By Marcellous L. Jones
Photos by Matthew Brooks
Paris, France – This season grand couturier Alexis Mabille has surpassed his reputation as a creative force in making women sublime. His secret is quite simple. This collection is about the intimacy that exist between his imagination and the women for whom he creates. He has dedicated it to the women who have inspired him through the years. Whether she is an actrice, artist, dancer, singer or supermodel, each is an icon in her own right.
Some of these women are Bérénice Béjot (actrice), Audrey Maurnay (supermodel), Dita von Teese (dancer), Mounia Orosemane (muse & legendary supermodel), Lis Van Velthoven (model), Leslie Caron (legendary actrice and dancer), Marie-Agnès Gillot (ballet dancer & choreographer), Marie Beltrami (artist) and Morgane Dubled (model).
The sheath dress is most recurring shape in the collection. It is embellished at times with giant bow or small embroidered butterflies while at other times with crystals and raining beadings. However, Mabille does include voluminous shapes and vapory homages in the collection as well. This writer admits to a particular weakness for the gowns with the giant bow sculptures, crystal encrustations and volumes. In the end all is sublime !