Abbey Lee Kershaw Atelier Versace Spring 2011 Lookbook
Another epically gorgeous Atelier Lookbook for Donatella. While the photography isn’t as great as in the last two, the designs are absolutely lovely. They’re feminine, dramatic, and elegant. And although Donatella does delve into bright bedecked minidresses that are so characteristic of her ready-to-wear collection, she remains with sophisticated couture-worthy evening gowns. I really wish that she would commission the council to admit her as a couturier; her technique is utterly worthy of that title. The caliber of her design technique is clearly seen in the scalloped layers of the mermaid skirt in look 28 and the frothy satin and lace tiers of looks 21 and 24. I mean, just look at the last gown alone: the carefully controlled volume of the bubbly tulle skirt epically fans out for effect but doesn’t overwhelm Abbey’s frame. And the midway ombre color is gorgeous. Donatella’s gowns are beautifully proportioned and romantically fairytale-esque with an apparent hour-glass silhouette. And I adore Abbey’s platinum blonde bowl cut; she looks adorable with it. It really suits her. Another roaring success for Donatella but in design and model casting.