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Philipp Plein Women’s and Men’s Resort 2019 Fashion Show

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For his Resort 2019 collection, Philipp Plein once again opens the gates to his private pleasure palace on the Cote d’Azur, ‘La Jungle Du Roi’. At the entrance, on a wall of white roses, the word ‘PHILIPP PLEIN DYNASTY’ – framed by two giant Ziggy Stardust lightning bolts – signals an event charged with high-voltage power. Inside, a gold glitter runway snakes around the exotic garden’s palm and banana trees. And as David Bowie’s Rebel Rebel pounds through the speakers, the show begins…

Inspired by the iconic 1980s TV drama Dynasty, this season the Plein woman exudes all the brazen attitude of Alexis Colby with an injection of glam-rock. Bright-coloured 70’s style hair and glitter nails, she is a force to be reckoned with: strong and sexy in sequin suits, palm-leaf embellished bombers and hoodies, studded denim mini-skirts, skin-tight leather trousers, carrying a transparent PVC bag and wearing metallic skull stilettoes.

Holding their own next to these goddesses, the men are equally bold. Whether bare-chested like Dynasty hunks or dressed in dollar-bill print shirts and suits, turquoise tailored python biker jackets, sequined shawl-collared tuxedos and embellished cowboy hats, these are fun-loving playboys who also mean business.

Elsewhere, there is a new women’s focus on elegant, sophisticated eveningwear: cue a capsule collection of ultra-luxe gowns for exclusive red carpet events. It’s not all flowing chiffon and lace bodices, though: true to the rock’n’roll spirit of Philipp Plein, there are large leopard prints, python-style sequinning, flesh-revealing panels and a biker jacket ball gown. From coiffured head to high-heeled toe, it’s a statement of strength and seduction.

But even these women need a break from power dressing. Reflecting the natural surroundings of the Plein villa, the collection has a softer, more romantic side with floral patterns decorating denim dungarees, military-style jackets and silk flared trousers. Looser shapes and fuller volumes give a fluid, relaxed 70s feel, revealing a quieter confidence.

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Blake Lively & Anna Kendrick Wear Ralph & Russo to the 2018 VMA’S

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Esteemed actresses Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick wear Ralph & Russo couture to the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards in New York City.

See below for further information on their striking looks from the Autumn/Winter 2018 couture collection.

Blake Lively wears an off-white silk crêpe suit jacket featuring a sheer chain mail trompe l’oeil tuxedo collar and jewelled crystal buttons, accompanied by silk crêpe wide leg trousers with sunray pleated silk double satin panels.

Anna Kendrick wears a pale pink crystal chain mail mini dress, featuring a sequin tweed panel and black velvet ribbon detailing, embellished with a mint and black devoré ostrich feather trim

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Rita Ora Wears Ralph & Russo Couture to the 2018 UNICEF Summer Gala

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Hollywood Star, Rita Ora, wears Ralph & Russo couture to the inaugural UNICEF Summer Gala in Porto Cervo, Sardinia.

Wearing a raspberry, tangerine and purple double satin panel gown, featuring draped crossover bodice and navy silk velvet ribbon detailing from the Autumn-Winter 2018/2019 couture collection.

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Constance Wu Wears Ralph & Russo Couture To Crazy Rich Asians Premiere

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Constance Wu, lead actress in the much-anticipated film Crazy Rich Asians, dazzles in Ralph & Russo couture at the Los Angeles premiere.

Wearing a silver illusion tulle off-the-shoulder dress featuring a geometric sequin-encrusted design, Swarovski crystal embellishment and off-white silk fringed tassels from the Spring/Summer 2018 couture collection.

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