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Alberta Ferretti: I'm almost making couture

Alberta Ferretti: I'm almost making couture

Alberta Ferretti’s latest line was designed in the spirit of couture.

The Italian designer has been in the industry since the late 60s. She designed her first collection in 1973 and currently helms her namesake label.

Four years ago she launched her Limited Edition line, which sits somewhere between high fashion and couture.

“People are looking for things that are unique, that have more personality. It’s not couture, but it is a night line designed in that spirit,” Alberta told

The latest drop includes opulent gold gowns, with intricate embroidery covering the material. A beautiful sheer white dress also features, with long sleeves and a high neck for added elegance. Two stunning jade green dresses were shown too, with added floral patterns and gold detailing.

The collection was on show at Alberta’s new Paris showroom, which used to belong to an antiques dealer.

The gilt work and paintings in the French space made a big impression on Alberta and even influenced her newest work.

A host of French faces were at the unveiling of the collection, including Clotilde Courau and Joana Preiss.

Singer Caroline Vreeland was also there and couldn’t help but gush over Alberta’s designs.

“For the first time in my life I am just living through fashion and music, instead of scrubbing floors and serving drinks. Alberta’s dress makes me feel like a girl, for once. A princess, even. I could become innocent again, maybe.

“She makes you feel that way, anyway!” Caroline smiled.

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