Cult couturier Gilbert A. Chagoury is no stranger to outfitting Hollywood’s leading ladies – celebrities from Katy Perry to Olivia Munn to Eva Longoria have all strutted down the red carpet in his show-stopping custom creations, and just last month he sent Real Housewife of Miami Joanna Krupa for her turn down the aisle in a one-of-a-kind, fairy-tale wedding gown. With so many star-spangled side projects, it’s truly no surprise that the designer outgrew his Beverly Hills atelier to not only open this spring a standalone flagship on Melrose Avenue, but also to debut his first ever Ready-To-Wear line.
In his inaugural F/W 13 “Capsule” collection, Chagoury draws on a power palette of bold reds, black and whites, delivering classically-silhouetted tuxedo blazers and mid-length cocktail dresses with unexpected details like mesh overlay and flared sleeves. Similarly, the F/W Couture collection was awash in opulent fabrics in reds, dark metallic and creams, with brocade suiting, tulle tutus, and beaded and lace gowns capturing all eyes on the catwalk. It’ll all be available exclusively at the gleaming new flagship, and if you’re in the market for something specific, continued custom services mean you can work with Gilbert to create something totally MTM. Katy, Olivia, Eva, and you!