Invalid e-mail and/or password. Try again or click on "Forgot your password?" link.
This field cannot be empty
The fields do not match
Field is not a valid e-mail
Menu Back

Sales Associate Log In

From the first flicker of an idea to the choice of color and fabric to the finished piece coming down the runway, a look at the inspiration behind one of the collection's most celebrated dresses.
Imperial China. Folkloric needlepoint from 19th century America. The ancien régime of France. Seemingly disparate narratives, they come together this season in a wonderfully nuanced script, written by creative director Alessandro Michele and told through his Cruise 2016 lace gown.

For the whimsical piece, Michele drew inspiration from vastly different fonts, beginning with its distinguishing shade of yellow. Rooted in the Forbidden City, it was the royal color of emperors past.

The symmetrical patchwork found along the bodice—blue doves atop red flowers—trace back to early 19th century Shaker crafts, while the dress’s ruffled bell sleeves channel a silhouette pre-dating the French Revolution. And then there’s the embellished belt, which speaks of a much more intimate connection, that of the House and its Web stripe.

“I’m a collector of everything,” says Michele. “I love taking prints, embroidery, appliqués—precious things that seem to be from another time—and using them to create a contemporary, new story.”
Read More Read Less
From initial inspiration to runway show, the <strong>story</strong> behind the <strong>dress</strong>.Story of a dress
 

From initial inspiration to runway show, the <strong>story</strong> behind the <strong>dress</strong>.Story of a dress
From initial inspiration to runway show, the <strong>story</strong> behind the <strong>dress</strong>.Story of a dress
From initial inspiration to runway show, the <strong>story</strong> behind the <strong>dress</strong>.Story of a dress
From initial inspiration to runway show, the <strong>story</strong> behind the <strong>dress</strong>.Story of a dress
From initial inspiration to runway show, the <strong>story</strong> behind the <strong>dress</strong>.Story of a dress
YOUR ACCOUNT HAS BEEN LOCKED
You have attempted to log in too many times. Please try again later.
Forgotten Password
Please enter the email address you registered with, and we will send you a link to reset your password.
SUBMIT
Forgotten Password
Please enter the e-mail address you registered with, and we will send you a link to reset your password.
Thank you
An e-mail has been sent with instructions to reset your password.

You are using an older version of Internet Explorer. As a result, some features of this site may not work optimally. For the best site experience possible, please update your browser. Thank you.