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
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
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?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
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
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!