Daniel Roseberry said of his couture collection that he wanted to respond to the “pervasive sense of exhaustion” and that “lacklustre” feeling the pandemic has given many. In particular, the Schiaparelli designer asked himself at the drawing board how the house’s signature surrealist motifs – first espoused by the late, great Elsa Schiaparelli between the two World Wars – can be relevant in a world where reality itself was in flux. The answer? He went up to the heavens, channelling the celestial . It was, he said, a case of “a move towards the elemental” to understand the chaos. This couture collection thus became the realm of the high couture priestess, one who donned exaggerated circular hat-headdresses, wore gold, black and white, and floated by gleaming and resplendent. Gold jewellery – a specially created shade in 24-karat leaf – hovered around a model’s bust in all directions as if suspended by supernatural powers. Column silhouettes rose into spliced white bodices that opened up at the bust like a space-age flower, or into to a giant graphic bejewelled bib in black. 7 celebrities with siblings just as successful and stunning as they are Some of the silhouettes verged on pastiche, such as jutting spikes that emanated incoherently from a model’s bust. But the fastidious construction of many gowns – one had gold tentacles spilling down like a jellyfish – surely made up for it. The palatial setting – Le Petit Palais – with its myriad mouldings and busts also added to the Grecian drama. View this post on Instagram A post shared by NESKO |PHOTOGRAPHE PARISIEN🇫🇷 (@neskokevin.official) Added to the drama was the attendance of American rapper Kanye West and his girlfriend Julia Fox in matching black leather outfits. Want more stories like this? Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .