Giorgio Armani Prive Spring 2012

Jessica Chastain’s Oscar Nod Adds Extra Excitement to Giorgio Armani Prive Spring 2012 Collection


Moments after taking her front row seat at the Jan. 24 Giorgio Armani Prive fashion show in Paris, Jessica Chastain learned she had been nominated for an Oscar as best supporting actress for her role in “The Help.” Cameron Diaz, sitting beside Chastain, gave her a hug.

A shout went up from the room’s mid-section, where Chastain and Diaz were seated. As word spread throughout the grandstands at the Grand Palais, there were more shouts and cheers.

What a way to begin a fashion show. And what better place could there be for Chastain to start thinking about her red carpet gown.

Of course, in the case of Armani’s spring/summer 2012 collection, the outlook for the red carpet – and any other occasion for day or night couture – looked decidedly green, whether a subtle olive or a dramatic chartreuse; whether in rich silk, shiny lamé, luxurious snakeskin or other eye-catching fabrications. And for clients who prefer a greater variety of shades, several black, gray and gold fashions were included in the mix – all glamorous and exceptional. 

With their glorious textures, jewels and feathers, the fashions were decidedly elegant, too. The colors merely made them more of a standout.

Called “Metamorphosis,” the collection also features Swarovski crystals to light up jackets, tunics and vests; spiral cuts to wrap around the body and embroidered sequins, stones and crystals to give a three dimensional form to the gowns.

Also among those watching the fashion parade were Olivia Palermo of “The City;” Carmen Chaplin of “All About the Benjamins,”  principal L’Oreal shareholder Liliane Bettencourt and her daughter Francoise Bettencourt Meyers.


Photos on this page from Giorgio Armani Prive Spring 2012 Paris fashion show, from top: Jessica Chastain entering the Grand Palais; an exquisite Giorgio Armani Prive Spring 2012 gown (note Jessica Chastain checking it out)



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Giorgio Armani Prive Spring 2012

Published Jan. 24, 2012 – Ellen Olivier, Society News LA