World Luxury Fashion Week was officially opened last night by the master of haute couture, Jean Paul Gaultier, to an ecstatic audience at Jumeirah at Etihad Tower, Abu Dhabi.The evening, “Haute Couture 2012 presented by BMW”, featured two collections by Jean Paul Gaultier followed by a fine jewellery show from Garrard.

World Luxury Fashion Week will showcase many of the world’s leading high-end fashion brands and designers, and is the hottest fashion event the region has seen. Every evening of the four-day World Luxury Fashion Week will commence with a cocktail reception, followed by the latest runway collections from some of the world’s leading fashion brands. Guests will enjoy a five-course gastronomic dining experience – dinner courses will be served during the fashion show intervals.The staging, audio-visual and lighting have been configured around a “U-shaped” catwalk that allows front row positioning for all guests in attendance, seated in tables of ten.

Tonight, invited guests can look forward to collections from haute couture houses, Giambattista Valli, Alexis Mabille and ‘on aura tout vu’ by Livia Stoianova & Yassen Samouilov.

The final two evenings of the four-day WORLD LUXURY FASHION WEEK will showcase some of the most prestigious prêt-à-porter brands, featuring, amongst others, the likes of Ermanno Scervino, Carolina Herrera NY, Nina Ricci, Hervé Léger, Paule Ka ‘Black Carpet’ Collections, and acclaimed regional designers, Walid Atallah, Amato by Furne One and DAS Collection.

Unfortunately this event is by invitation only, so if you got an invite, lucky you!

Check out some snapshots of the  first night of this fabulous event:

Mona Ibellini, MC for World Luxury Fashion Week, charmed guests and looked stunning in an Amato Couture evening dress, accessorised with fine jewellery by Garrard.
Jean Paul Gaultier Fashion Show
Jean Paul Gaultier
Jean Paul Gaultier
Jean Paul Gaultier

For more information, visit www.worldluxuryfashionweek.com

– Khaleejesque Staff

Images: World Luxury Fashion Group

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