This morning Atelier Versace held a gorgeous presentation at l'Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris.A metallic flower opening up, glistening and gleaming in gold and crystals. The shapes of the dresses are formed by gold metal petals, sculpting the body, creating a 3D quality to shoulders and necklines. A new interpretation of lace echoes this sculptural quality with laser-cut silk and plastic laminate formed into abstract floral patterns. The biker jacket, a signature design of the house, is reworked in gold leather, while transparent lace, encrusted with crystals, exudes a sensual allure. Gold and silver in tones of champagne and pearl grey are injected with shots of vivid orange and acid green, a rich cocktail of the dramatic Versace palette.