Alexis Mabille brings a fairytale touch to haute couture

The French fashion designer unveiled an autumn/winter 2016-2017 haute couture collection in Paris, Tuesday, July 5, with the theme "Pastel Vibrations." Alexis Mabille brought a fairytale touch to this soft and romantic color palette, showing a line-up of princess-worthy gowns and ensembles.

Alexis Mabille - ©François Guillot / AFP
Delicate, feminine, romantic and sometimes dramatic, the Alexis Mabille autumn/winter 2016-2017 haute couture collection took onlookers to afantastic

As the show progressed, Alexis Mabille gradually cranked up the volume with fuller skirts and frilly layers. After the shift dresses came an outfit composed of a sky blue radzimir fluted top with an extravagantly ruffled neckline. This was worn with lilac crêpe pants. The show continued with long, loose and flowing gowns, as well as a mini-dress with organza and lace frills, and an ensemble matching a color washed layered lace corset with a coat-turned-skirt with sleeves tied at the front.

Alexis Mabille - ©François Guillot / AFP

Then came the march of the princesses, with ball gowns each as spectacular and voluminous as the next. There was a striking dress with a full skirt of layered tulle plumetis worn over a pearl satin corset, and a big golden-toned strapless dress with bows at the pockets. This creation, in particular, grabbed the attention of guests and followers on the internet, who compared it to Belle's ball gown in "Beauty and the Beast."

As a climax to this ode to femininity, Alexis Mabille chose not to close the show with a gown, as everyone no doubt expected. Instead, the designer revealed a pair of highly feminine pants in a crystalline, sheer fabric, matched with a voluminous platinum and gold cape tied around the back.

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