Back in September, we brought you the exciting news that Emanuel Ungaro is being revived. A year after it was announced that Giles Deacon was stepping down from his short-lived role as creative director, the French fashion house revealed it had a new designer at the helm.
Step forward one Fausto Puglisi. The up-and-coming Sicilian talent was named Ungaro’s new creative director with plans to show his first collection for the brand at Paris Fashion Week. And now the time has arrived! Yes, at 7pm UK time, you can tune into the live portal above to see Fausto Puglisi's catwalk debut, which will take place at the Chamber of Commerce in the French capital.
So what can we expect from the collection? The designer told WWD that he has reworked iconic looks and Ungaro’s 'polka dots, trenches and knits.' When asked to describe the Autumn Winter 2013 collection he said: 'Woman, woman. Emanuel Ungaro was one of the few heterosexual designers. He loved women, and his looks were never vulgar; they were seductive while respectful of women. Sometimes today you see designs that are either for the untouchable nun or for a prostitute.' Ooh, we can hardly wait.
Mr Puglisi already has the backing of the fashion heavyweights. Anna Dello Russo has been a fan since he launched his own line two years ago and he credits her for championing his 'Roman gladiator style'. As if that wasn't backing enough, Beyoncé, M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj have also worn his designs. So will we see these stylish ladies FROWing tonight? Tune into this very page at 7pm for the answers...