For the first time, we attended the presentation of Lebanese couturier Dany Atrache, during Paris Couture Fall 2012/2013 collections. Mr. Atrache established his couture business in 2000, after years of training at Dior, Claude Montana, and the now closed establishment of Torrente Couture. Dany Atrache holds an European savoir faire, while maintaining cultural references of his native Lebanon. For Fall 2012, the "exits" where very feminine and very youthful; plenty of cocktail and evening wear in transparent tulle, chiffon, and lace. Splashes of heavy sequin or beading adorned modern-weave lace. Although, Dany Atrache is not a familiar face, or a house hold name on the couture calender, he does have a strong following of middle-eastern starlets, and Saudi princesses, who want couture quality garments with out breaking the bank.
All Photos: Stephanie Kaufman for Master the Art of Style, 2012