Designer Rabih Kayrouz poses with models before his Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2023 collection show for fashion house Maison Rabih Kayrouz in Paris, France, January 23, 2023. REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier
Maison Rabih Kayrouz returns to haute couture runway in Paris
Reuters / 06:53 AM January 24, 2023
PARIS — Maison Rabih Kayrouz took to the runway on Monday for the first time in three years, showing an elevated collection that toyed with the boundaries of ready-to-wear and haute couture fashion.
For his namesake label, the Lebanese designer sent models ambling through a maze of rooms in a Paris mansion, heels resonating on the wooden floor, in chic evening dresses and tailored suits.
There was just a sprinkling of sparkles, with embroidered embellishments, high around the waist and the neck of a sleeveless dress. But most looks came in single colors such as ivory or black, as well as a bright, marigold yellow.
Kayrouz, who is known for a clean, understated elegance in his styles – often seen on the red carpet –said he imagined a woman after a full day, brimming with confidence.
“For me, haute couture is not one style, not one situation – it’s know-how,” he told reporters after the show.