- Posted on Thursday, 06 April 2017
Michael Cinco’s Fall/Winter 2017 couture collection tells the story of Versailles, France’s most famous and grand baroque palace, through shades of gold, blue and green, and floral embroidery, reminiscent of the château’s gardens and palace’s courtiers in all their crystal-covered finery.
A word from Michael Cinco…
"The Impalpable Dream of VERSAILLES
This is a modern day narrative of the splendor and grandeur of the Chateau de Versailles during the reign of King Louis XIV, the Sun King.
It brings us back, albeit fast forwarded to the present, to the spectacle of the grand soirees of that fabled times, as the monarch held court with the Reina Infanta, Maria Theresa and subsequently, the Sun King's numerous, glamorous mistresses, and Charles Le Brun, whom the King declared as the greatest French artist of all time.
The court and the courtiers in their best fineries amid the backdrop of the grand baroque architecture of the chateau replete with representations and allegorical allusions to the Sun God.
This collection highlights the mirror-clad arches, the Galerie des Glaces, the intricately painted ceilings and the baroque boiseries, sculptured panelings that lead to the windows overlooking the wondrous, legendary gardens. And unto the gardens, the floral decadence of the embroideries and hand paintings inspired by its walls, the nuances of the fabrications, the adept and precise cuts and shapes, the Chateau de Versailles is affectionately, impalpably immortalized..."
Photos by Rod V Sky Fotografie
Photos by Elmer Magellan's Jr, courtesy of Michael Cinco
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