January 25th, 2018, American Cathedral of Paris, Winter 18
A tangible and delicate osmosis is woven between a woman and her clothes. By day, she wears a simple poplin blouse and by night she unveils a precious relic underneath the tulle of her dress. In the street, she throws her coat back on her shoulders, providing a subtly exaggerated but laid-back allure. At home, she knots a men’s striped shirt over sweat pants. On her wanders, objects she discovers are manipulated by time and the wind, and turn to gold in the warmth of fluffy wool. Haute-couture now responds to ready to wear. Whether she wears a flannel jumpsuit or a brocade delight, the free spirit of the Rabih woman is revealed. This winter, a blue emanating from the depths of night and an orange burnt by the sun’s heat converge in perfect harmony on the body. Like a veil. Simply. The streets of Paris are tinted by the Orient. Beirut is enamoured by the West. The energetic, colorful patterns are united by the subtle force of khaki and ochre. And so, a dialogue is created. Between the construction of a jacket and the movement of a fabric. Between the feminine and the masculine. Between the new and the old. Through the alliance of demanding savoir-faire and absolute humanity, Maison Rabih Kayrouz proposes clothes for the women who love them. A manifesto which nurtures, twice a year, this intimate relationship between Rabih’s world and the woman.
With the participation of Marie-Agnès Gillot, Sophie Fontanel, Noor Fares
Design, production: Victoria Botana de Beauvau & Olympe Jaffré
Music: Frédéric Sanchez
Hair Styling: Delphine Courteille
Make-Up: Karim Rahman