25/01/2011 15:10 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Couture Review: Armani Prive S/S 2011

giorgio-armani-prive-spring-summer-2011-catwalk Armani take couture into the space age for spring/summer 2011. Photo: Getty

DESIGNER: Armani Privé

THE INSPIRATION: Couture goes space age. Think flying-saucer hats, metallic sheens and galaxies of embellished crystals.

TOP LOOKS: Sculpted gowns which sparkled with crystals, the 'craters' cut into dresses, the black and green wet-sheen suit with an otherworldy feel.

WHO WAS THERE: Jodie Foster, Sophia Loren, Amber Le Bon, Poppy Delevigne, Olivia Wilde and Pedro Almodovar

WHAT WE THOUGHT: The return of Pierre Cardin? The high-octane fabrics and embellishment made for plenty of red carpet-ready frocks, and we loved the modernist gowns with a cutaway to reveal the waist in front. Our only question? Can mere mortals pull off these clothes or do you need to have an out-of-this-world physique to do it?

Take a look at highlights from the show below.,feedConfig,localizationConfig,entry&id=975765&pid=975764&uts=1295952665