One show I know we will see major gowns that will be see through the fall festival season through awards season and even into the Cannes Film Festival next year will be the Ralph & Russo Fall 2018 Couture presentation. I am ready to see something a little different than what has become the norm from Ralph & Russo. The last several collections have actually started to blur together and I am really hoping that we will see something just as dramatic, but something that deviates to the left of what we have seen the past several seasons. Alessandra Ambrosio has been a long time friend of the house of Ralph & Russo having worn several looks from the brands on the red carpet and of course acting as the ‘La Marie’ at the brands Spring 2017 Couture show. I would love to see the former Victoria’s Secret angel bring glamour to the front row at this presentation wearing this bordeaux velvet Ralph & Russo Fall 2018 RTW cocktail dress which features a one shoulder neckline, a fitted bodice, and asymmetrical hem. This luxe and glamorous look is a lot more covered up than we are used to seeing from Alessandra but I think that for the front row of this show I think it would be the perfect option. With center parted loose waves, defined eyes, nude lips, a gold Ralph & Russo ‘Alina’ metallic python clutch, and a pair of gold studded Christian Louboutin ‘Spikoo’ PVC pointed toe ankle wrap pumps I know that this would be such a glamorous moment for Alessandra. It really surprises me that Fan Bingbing has never been seated front row at a Ralph & Russo presentation despite the fact that she has worn the brand over and over again on the red carpet. Her latest moment in the brand was when she wore a shimmering nude gown for the Cannes Film Festival opening dinner. I would love to see Fan have her firs R&R frow moment this season rocking this black Ralph & Russo Spring 2018 Couture silk illusion skirt suit which is embroidered with over 10,000 beads and 20,000 meters of gold chain. This is a classic Fan look. Classic and ladylike. I know that if anyone has the personality to really sell this suit to me it would be Fan and I think that if she paired it with a chic bob, defined eyes, red lips, a black shiny alligator Louis Vuitton ‘Petite Boite Chapeau’ bag, and a pair of black patent Christian Louboutin ‘Lady Peep’ platform pumps that this would be a really chic front row moment for Fan. I have to say that after she picked a gown off the Ralph & Russo runway for her engagement portraits I really did expect Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex to wear a gown from the brand on her wedding day. I don’t say that like I didn’t like the Givenchy and Stella McCartney gowns that Meghan did end up wearing, but they were not what I was expecting. At all. Now I know we don’t often see the British royals front row at a fashion show (Catherine has never been to a fashion show and the Queen just took in her first ever London Fashion Week show earlier this year,) but I definitely would love to see Meghan jet (or even more economical train) from London to Paris to take in some of the couture shows. I feel like she would be a perfect person to be the VIP centerpiece at the Ralph & Russo show. While I did pick couture for some of the stars I would like to see join Meghan on the front row I did pick a ready-to-wear look for her. I saw this smokey blush pink Ralph & Russo Fall 2018 RTW sleeveless dress which features a pointed collar, a tie at the neck, cinched waist, and an a-line silhouette and thought how chic and elegant it would be on her. I think that the rose color against her skin tone would be absolutely fantastic. Add a chic romantic updo, defined eyes, dark antique rose pink lips, a nude alligator Ralph & Russo ‘Eden’ clutch, and a pair of gold Aquazzura ‘Eclipse’ pumps to make this one of Meghan’s chicest casual moments yet.Supermodel Natalia Vodianova loves a food front row and I am sure that after she was front row at Virgil Abloh’s debut as the Louis Vuitton menswear creative director that we will see her stick around for at least one show during couture week. The Russian beauty gives a varried bevy of looks and that is one of the things I love most about her. Red is one of her favorite colors to wear and she loves drama so it was a no-brainier for me to pick this red Ralph & Russo Spring 2018 Couture pantsuit which features more than 3,000 hand bunched ostrich feathers on the sleeves, 3D silk crepe petals on the jacket, and perfectly tailored pants. This suit also has more than 45,000 glass and crystal beads embroidered all over this suit. It is definitely that dramatic moment that I love from Natalia and honestly the runway’s styling and beauty is exactly what I would see from her (head wrap included) that I wouldn’t change a thing to make this the perfect front row moment for the supermodel.
The Ralph & Russo Fall 2018 Couture presentation during Paris Fashion Week will take place on Monday July 2, 2018.