MAURIZIO GALANTE & ISABELLE THÉVIOT / Makeup
Hues of blue, lilac, violet, and black are employed to paint fleeting emotions. Makeup artist Isabelle Théviot draws lines, spirals, or colour blocks, using her brushes and coloured powders to express a woman’s character or mood, creating a cohesively expressive portrait.
MAURIZIO GALANTE & AMALIA VAIRELLI / Model
Iconic model Amalia Vairelli, a timeless yet contemporary woman, enlivens Maurizio Galante’s Haute Couture creations with gesture and pause. As in a poem by Marina Tsvétaïeva, in which emotions are strung one by one, like pearls of a fantastic necklace, the garments appear one after another. A series of outfits comes to life, conveying the pleasure and delicacy of such precious instants.
MAURIZIO GALANTE & JEAN-CLAUDE GALLON / Hair
Couturier/designer and a coiffeur of French divas, Maurizio Galante and Jean Claude Gallon have enjoyed an intense collaboration for over 25 years. In a mutual quest to establish a common language, the two creators experiment with volumes, colours, and emotions expressed in a very particular world, that of haute coiffure.
MAURIZIO GALANTE & LILI ROZE / Photo & video
Maurizio Galante and photographer LiLiROZE have been collaborating for many years. For this creative collaboration on Galante’s haute couture presentation, they have chosen a Haussmann-style building in the heart of Paris to unveil Maurizio Galante Haute Couture 2020 collection.
An oak wood and marble staircase is illuminated by the sunset light, which gradually fades to night. A dusky palette of blue, lilac, and violet, paints the silhouette of a woman as she descends towards a large wrought iron gate. The video pays tribute to those precious moments of anticipation that precede a special encounter or event. Moments during which everything seems possible, with unlimited potential, when we envision with delight what is about to unfold.
MAURIZIO GALANTE & THIERRY LOS / Music
‘A Promise’ is a new work composed by Thierry Los, following the warm notes of ‘Resplendor’, which he created for Maurizio Galante’s previous haute couture presentation. For this collection, Los artfully builds a melody combining musical notes with emotive pauses and Juliette Compagnion performing the colors. The piece opens with a whispered moment of near silence, from which notes gradually gain strength, in tune with the imagery, culminating in a sweet crescendo.
MAURIZIO GALANTE and the artist ARMAND JALUT
Maurizio Galante’s haute couture collection pays tribute to those precious moments of anticipation that precede a special encounter or event. These magical moments of preparation are characterized with particular quality; time passes slowly, leisurely, yet feels very brief.
Galante, an avid art collector, has chosen Armand Jalut’s painting Le Dindon (The Turkey), to feature in the video presentation of his collection. This painting captures the notion of a frozen moment in time. It is part of a series of paintings of animals in motion, and depicts a turkey in a swirl of movement, from behind, about to turn and face the viewer. Le Dindon is a beautiful demonstration of Jalut’s ability to grasp and convey the grace of a given moment.