2008 February 29
Celine - Paris Fall 2008
(PARIS) Roll Call: Audrey Tautou, Emmanuelle Seigner, Gilles Bensimon, Michael Roberts, Antoine Arnault, Sammi Cheng. Walking: Tanya D. opened and closed the show
Chic Report: Ivana Omazic's collection mixed feminine silhouettes with luxury sportswear. Her inspiration? "The extreme sports I love, like skydiving and scuba diving and rollerblading," she said. "I wanted the clothes constructed around the body to permit movement." There were billowing multilayered silhouettes, trenches, windbreakers, and layerable, drapey parkas, as well as the requisite tailored looks softened by fur accents. Ergonomic backpacks and sculptured wedges rounded out the accessories. "I thought everything about this collection was perfect," said a post-show Stephanie Solomon of Bloomingdale's. "I love the mix of futuristic with feminine and the shocking bright colors."