Stephane Rolland Fall Winter 2012 2013 Paris Haute Couture

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Get a Good Look at One of the Season’s Most Dramatic Wedding Gowns, Worn by Fan Bing Bing at the Stephane Rolland Haute Couture Show


Should Kim Kardashian be considering marriage again, she couldn’t have picked a more perfect spot to take her beau Kanye West than Tuesday’s Stephane Rolland fall/winter 2012/2013 haute couture show in Paris.

Last season the innovative couturier put Yasmin Le Bon in an eye-popping 110-pound red wedding gown with a train so heavy that two attendants were required to help her make her turn at the end of the runway.

This season, Rolland closed his fall/winter 2012/2013 presentation by outfitting stunning Chinese actress Fan Bing Bing in a dramatic white wedding gown dripping in leather fringes, trailing a majestic, and perhaps somewhat lighter train. Still, four attendants in white lab coats awaited this bride at the end of the runway to arrange her train artfully for photos.

A day before the show, Kardashian’s enthusiasm for the show came to light in her pre-show tweet: “Hopped off the plane in Paris, now in a Stephane Rolland fitting! Can’t wait for his couture show tomorrow!”

The couple arrived to the Rolland show about an hour late, and so the July 3 fashion parade had already begun. We could see there were empty places in our row, but they remained empty when the first models came down the runway.

The couple slipped in quietly mid-show, she in a black Stephane Rolland frock with white architectural ruffles. And as they left their seats immediately as Stephane Rolland took his bow, I didn’t have the opportunity to ask their opinion of the fashions, even though all through the show they were sitting just a few seats away from me.

(If you check the photo on this page, I’m sitting between the brunette, Patricia Rossignol from Florida, and another blonde, to the right of Kardashian/West. The picture from Hello Magazine, has been reprinted on this page.)

Yet I learned Kardashian’s thoughts via Twitter, as she tweeted post-show, “Just left the Stephane Rolland Couture show! His clothes are so next level beautiful!!!”

Rolland’s clothes included floating designs with long trains, fringes, architectural details and capes that floated like sails as the models strode down the runway at the Cite de l’Architecture et de Patrimone. Just three colors showcased the designs: stark white, black and some beautiful shades of rust.


Top photo: Chinese actress Fan Bing Bing in the wedding gown dripping in leather fringes from the Stephane Rolland Fall Winter 2012 2013 Paris haute couture collection

Second photo: KimYe (Kim Kardashian and Kanye West), watching the fashion parade at the Stephane Rolland Fall Winter 2012 2013 Paris haute couture show (photo submitted by an anonymous reader; added July 19)

Third photo: Here’s a photo from Hello Magazine which I’m reprinting here because that’s me, second blonde from the right, watching the bride along with Kim Kardashian, Kanye West and everyone else in our section of the front row.

Fourth photo: A view of the majestic train of the wedding gown in the Stephane Rolland Fall Winter 2012 2013 Paris haute couture collection


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Stephane Rolland Fall Winter 2012 2013 Paris Haute Couture

Published July 4, 2012, updated July 19, 2012 – Ellen Olivier, Society News LA