Thinking Greek fashion designer Celia Kritharioti is a newcomer, we were quite surprised to learn that her family’s fashion house was founded way back in 1906, which means they have been around even longer than Chanel. This is just her second show in Paris however, which may explain why she is relatively unknown among bloggers. Going through her body of work which includes super feminine and sophisticated gowns and quite modern and unusual bridal dresses, we knew this would be the show we absolutely didn’t want to miss! We were a block away when we could already see the show starting in the live story of her Instagram account, hearing the beautiful and uplifting live opera singing in the distance as we entered the building way too late. Of course, due to our lateness we could not be seated anymore, but even just from peeking past all the standing attendees we could catch a glimpse of how magical the show was.
We had missed the entrée of supermodel Natalia Vodianova opening the show, but were treated to a parade of elegant looks in mostly black, white and nude showcasing her trademark use of frills, sequins and lace. Some of the pieces looked like long gowns from afar, only to realize they were short dresses with sheer elegant trousers when the model came closer. The very classic and authentic black and white creations such as the long black skirt with ruffled white top and the black midi dress with off-shoulder collar were superb as more suited to the more mature woman, whereas the revealing and elegantly embellished gowns such as the long copious black lace dress and the nude number that Natalia Vodianova closed the show with were perfect for young women. As glad as we were to have been a part of this event, we also expect this promising collection to achieve much acclaim!