Stephane Rolland Spring Summer 2013 Haute Couture

Kim Kardashian, Carmen Dell’Orefice Create a Stir at Stephane Rolland Haute Couture Show


Although I tried my best to snap a picture of Kim Kardashian at the Stephane Rolland spring summer 2013 Paris haute couture show, the crowd of photographers around her was so thick that I couldn’t get close.

in fact, as she zoomed into the Palais de Tokyo museum Jan. 22, there were so many photographers alongside that I couldn’t see who was at the center of the throng. Then when the crowd dispersed, hefty bodyguards blocked the view.

Her identity wasn’t hard to ascertain though. As mentioned in my story for the “All the Rage” section of the Los Angeles Times, Kardashian started tweeting Rolland’s praises last season, when she and Kanye West were seated a few places away from me at the fall/ winter haute couture show. I didn’t get a photo then either, but in that case it was because by the time they arrived, the fashion show had already started. Readers can find those pictures by clicking here.

In her recent tweets, Kardashian called Rolland a “grand couturier” and indeed, in previous years, Rolland worked for Balenciaga before going on to design the haute couture line for the classic French label, Jean-Louis Scherrer. Now designing for his own label, this season his collection consisted of sleek, architectural, nearly all white looks. Accompanying the fashion parade were angelic-looking violinists playing from atop pedestals.

The very regal model Carmen Dell’Orefice, who at 81 is stunning, provided the finale, coming down the runway as the bride.

In a role reversal, the model Yasmin Le Bon watched from the audience, just as Dell’Orefice sat front row last year as Le Bon modeled the bridal gown.

Among others in the audience for the Jan. 22 show were fashion consultant Lionel Geneste, model/designer Olga Sorokina of Irfe,  Christina Steinberg, producer of “Rise of the Guardians, event producer Ben Bourgeois; Cameron Silver of “Decades,” and designer/stylist John William Barger.

Click here to read my story about the Stephane Rolland showin the “All the Rage” section of the Los Angeles Times.

Keep watching this website in the coming days for more behind the scenes stories from the Paris spring/ summer 2013 haute couture shows.


Top photo: Carmen Dell’Orefice, 81, models the bridal ensemble, surrounded by a band of violin-playing angels, at the Stephane Rolland spring summer 2013 haute couture show (photo:

Center photo: The thick crowd of photographers surrounding Kim Kardashian at the Stephane Rolland spring summer 2013 haute couture show (photo:

Bottom photo: White-robed violinists play as a parade of nearly all white, architectural designs come down the runway at the Stephane Rolland spring summer 2013 haute couture show (photo:



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Stephane Rolland Spring Summer 2013 Haute Couture

Published Feb. 6, 2013 – Ellen Olivier, Society News LA