A RIVIERA DREAM
BY OLIVIA DA COSTA
Early evening at the Hotel du Cap: the sun shimmers on the waves below, the models tread the long, tree-lined path leading to the “Château”. Their silhouettes are simple, their diamonds sparkle with the last rays of the sun, the luster of their pearls glows against their garments. An ethereal dream of an ultra chic Cruise show, where mischievous tomboys meet femmes fatales holding sway over submissive Gatsbys. Karl Lagerfeld transports us to the legendary era of the Riviera, an era of rivers of diamonds, of Russian princes, of stylish aristocrats who came to sample the delights of the seaside in magnificent beachfront villas.