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Collections — Woman / Couture

Fall / Winter — 1987

Press Release

“I fell in love with velvet, with the fabric’s gorgeous luster, the same we find in nature in the form of pansy flowers,” says Ferré. “I wed it with lavish round shapes at once expressing the height of femininity and having a streak of eccentricity. Then to create the sensation of a sumptuous bouquet I added ribbons tied in bows.”
All has a floral, fluttery feel… collars open up as if giant pansies in full bloom. Skirts hug hips, ribbon upon ribbon. Capes present a rich array of similar trims.
All is bombé, billowy… alpaca coats swell in back thanks to big inner yokes in gathered taffeta. The evening dresses, long or short, have swingy circular skirts bordering on cones. The new textures – result of typical Ferré couture working processes (as in matelassé faille) – entail no less than a quilting of lace and the tracing of tortoise scales on fabric. All reveals an interplay of illusion and allusion… ribbons chase one another around the coat, mix with violets, grape leaves and mimosas. Minute leather laces cinch the figure. Bows in a mysterious semi-untied mode frame the throat. Colors capture the poetic sensuality and virtuosity of Honoré Fragonard: violet, lilac, ribes red, tête-de-négre brown, a regal shade of plum, white and black.
All makes for a voluptuous wrap… ultrasoft beavers come with quilted shot silk taffeta lining. Broadtail serves in the role of fabric, complete with inlays, emboideries and decorations. Sables are used in cascades, as whole pelts. Furs become stoles, scarves, capes. To throw over the white organza blouse or the classy T-shirt.


Photos: Babic