- Title: FRANCE: FASHION - Old is new for Franck Sorbier haute couture collection
- Date: 9th July 2009
- Summary: PARIS, FRANCE (JULY 8, 2009) (REUTERS) (CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY) COVER OF BOOK SEVERAL BOOKS, PICTURES OF DESIGNS IN OPEN BOOKS PAN FROM BLACK AND WHITE PICTURE OF MODEL TO PEOPLE IN GALLERY CLOSE UP BLACK AND WHITE PICTURE OF MODEL MODELS SITTING, FEMALE MODEL WEARING A LONG BUGUNDY VELVET COAT EMBROIDERED WITH CHENILLE AND RIBBONS, MALE MODEL WEARING A CAVALIER FROCK COAT OVER HERMES RIDING BREECHES AND BLACK LEATHER BOOTS. CLOSE UP MODEL SITTING, WEARING LONG BURGUNDY COAT PHOTOGRAPERS, PEOPLE STANDING VARIOUS MODELS SITTING DESIGNER FRANCK SORBIER TALKING TO JOURNALIST VARIOUS FRANCK SORBIER TALKING, SHOWING PORTRAIT
- Embargoed: 24th July 2009 13:00
- Location: France
- Country: France
- Topics: Fashion
- Reuters ID: LVAEVLH0DJKV4HFMVGV5RFE04HRZ
- Story Text: French designer Franck Sorbier's presented in Paris on Wednesday, his latest haute couture collection, called 'Faces of the Atmosphere' (Gueules d'AtmosphÃ¨res) and which features various portraits represented in metal, textile and dresses.
As opposed to a catwalk, models display the collection across five rooms in a gallery One design, a long red dress with intricately braided red ribbons stands alone on a wooden mannequin. The dress has absorbed more than 500 hours of work.
The colour theme this season seems to be black, white and shades of red and most pieces featured detailed embroidery and ribbon designs.
In addition to the dresses, there are also textile and metal portraits displayed on stands. Several metal protraits are made of clockwork elements.
Franck Sorbier, a self-proclaimed trouble-maker in the industry, is celebrating his 10th year on the haute couture circuit with his traditional poetic and theatrical style.
The show coincides with a credit crunch that brought lean times to some luxury industries. Sorbier says he is reflecting the times by replacing new extravagances with recycled material.
But despite the economic difficulties facing the industry there will still be 21 shows this season, the same number as last season. The event runs for three days.
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