Designer Delphine Manivet gains strength and inspiration from two very particular, historical women that used to live in the Paris apartment that is her current workspace. One woman was a devoted 17th century mother and wife, delighting in entertaining her husband and six children with her musical abilities, while the other was the 19th century mistress of Honoré de Balzac: a rebel full of passion and sensuality. Both women were the designer's muses for this new feminine collection.
These ensembles embody a classic Parisian elegance and charm, as well as represent the strength of women throughout history. Styles include “Eusebio” – a romantic strapless gown with a corset-style bodice and a voluminous skirt featuring dotted tulle, “Babylas” – a long dress with a draped bodice in pleated and silk tulle with a transparent skirt, and “Alban” – a large top in tulle with lace applications, a round neckline, and long sleeves with a transparent skirt in vintage lace and silk muslin. To see these styles and more, take a look at the slideshow above.
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