Stéphane Rolland cued the strictness of 17th-century Spanish royal lace collars with the futuristic lusciousness of his discernible volumes, producing a lineup of red carpet-friendly tuxedo dresses. Jumbo lapels and sculptural sleeve inserts made from piles of satin, glossy vinyl or Rhodoid were the main points of surface interest on otherwise clean-cut navy, black and white silhouettes. The performance of a flamenco dancer during the show underscored the collection’s Spanish flair.
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'As couturiers, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli found the idea of the Wunderkammer particularly appealing. "In a cabinet of curiosities, the pieces are very unique, very one-of-a-kind," Piccioli said. "We've tried to make something that is not only special, but also surprising, unexpected."'