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Frank Sorbier reached for the high-tech future of haute couture in Paris with a visually-gorgeous retelling of a dark fairytale.

French fashion designer Frank Sorbier smiles at French singer Shy'm after the presentation of his Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2013 collection in Paris. ? Photo by AP
French fashion designer Frank Sorbier smiles at French singer Shy'm after the presentation of his Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2013 collection in Paris. ? Photo by AP
?It's about how with a little imagination you can bring together two worlds that are diametrically opposed,? said the designer. ? Photo by Reuters
?It's about how with a little imagination you can bring together two worlds that are diametrically opposed,? said the designer. ? Photo by Reuters
Setting the scene, a candle chandelier flickers on the princess' gown, before a surrealist image of a castle perched on a rock in the sky. ? Photo by Reuters
Setting the scene, a candle chandelier flickers on the princess' gown, before a surrealist image of a castle perched on a rock in the sky. ? Photo by Reuters
In the story, she escapes his clutches only by demanding a series of impossible gowns, the colour of the sky, moon or sun. ? Photo by Reuters
In the story, she escapes his clutches only by demanding a series of impossible gowns, the colour of the sky, moon or sun. ? Photo by Reuters
Sorbier took as his cue the 17th-century French fairytale ?Donkeyskin?, about a widowed king set on marrying his own daughter. ? Photo by AP
Sorbier took as his cue the 17th-century French fairytale ?Donkeyskin?, about a widowed king set on marrying his own daughter. ? Photo by AP
Images of the aurora borealis, warped desire it arouses in her father whose image looms behind on screen. ? Photo by Reuters
Images of the aurora borealis, warped desire it arouses in her father whose image looms behind on screen. ? Photo by Reuters
The black magician called forth computer generated images onto the folds of the princess' dress and a giant screen behind her. ? Photo by Reuters
The black magician called forth computer generated images onto the folds of the princess' dress and a giant screen behind her. ? Photo by Reuters
?It is about how we can take haute couture into the future to ensure it survives,? says Frank Sorbier. ? Photo by Reuters
?It is about how we can take haute couture into the future to ensure it survives,? says Frank Sorbier. ? Photo by Reuters
?The collection is a bridge between the past, the present and what the future could be,? explained Sorbier. ? Photo by AFP
?The collection is a bridge between the past, the present and what the future could be,? explained Sorbier. ? Photo by AFP
A combination of images shows a model presenting creations by French designer Frank Sorbier during Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2012-2013 collections. ? Photo by AFP collections. ? Photo by AFP
A combination of images shows a model presenting creations by French designer Frank Sorbier during Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2012-2013 collections. ? Photo by AFP collections. ? Photo by AFP
The black magician. ? Photo by AP
The black magician. ? Photo by AP
She wins the love of a royal prince, a beating heart appears on a blood red gown, giving way to a white dress with iridescent butterflies fluttering up and away, into the blue sky beyond. ? Photo by AFP
She wins the love of a royal prince, a beating heart appears on a blood red gown, giving way to a white dress with iridescent butterflies fluttering up and away, into the blue sky beyond. ? Photo by AFP
?The idea was to tell a story. And this was a good place to start!? the designer. ? Photo by AFP
?The idea was to tell a story. And this was a good place to start!? the designer. ? Photo by AFP

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tayeba
Jul 08, 2012 04:05pm
innovative!