It was almost as if Marie Antoinette had been reincarnated when 83-year-old model Carmen Dell'Orefice presented an ethereal scarlet Guo Pei couture robe handcrafted from metal-woven silk in Paris. Photo: EPATESSON

Let them wear ... what? Guo Pei conjures Marie Antoinette in couture show of beautifully crafted but over-the-top gowns

Chinese designer had no truck with season’s trend for more casual, practical haute couture, showing a richly crafted collection made for excess and unlikely to be seen on many red carpets

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It was almost as if Marie Antoinette had been reincarnated when 83-year-old model Carmen Dell'Orefice presented an ethereal scarlet Guo Pei couture robe handcrafted from metal-woven silk in Paris. Photo: EPATESSON
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