Supermodel in red: Yasmin Le Bon showcases 50 kilo Stephane Rolland dress at Couture Week… but needs two men to help her get it down the catwalk
There’s a downside to designers showcasing beautiful fabric in all its glory… it can get rather heavy.
When Stephane Rolland’s muse-of-the-day – former supermodel Yasmin Le Bon – took to the catwalk wearing the Paris Fashion Week show’s final look, she needed two assistants to help her get the gown down the runway.
The, literally show-stopping, red silk jersey dress – with assorted lacquered metal panels on the bustier and down the front of the skirt – weighs 50 kilos (110 pounds)… probably almost as much as Yasmin herself weighs.
Show-stopping: Yasmin Le Bon in the final gown showcased at Stephane Rolland’s show – flanked by her two assistants
At its longest point, the fabric on the dress was 45 metres long.
But the two good-looking assistants showcased the train at its best by artfully arranging it around the model’s feet.
Elsewhere in the show, models wore gowns in a strict palette of red, lime green, black and ivory.
The cuts were kept simple, but highly-sculptural, showing off beautiful silhouettes and, more importantly, fabric in its purest form.
Rolland’s spring-summer haute couture offering was inspired by the work of kinetic artist Michel Deverne, and his floor-sweeping gowns were kept ultra-simple to show off the movement of the materials.
Beautiful silhouette: The fabric on the red silk skirt fell beautifully, showcasing the 47-year-old model’s enviable figure