By Afshan Shafi
Greek fashion designer, Celia Kritharioti is is the creative director of the oldest Greek fashion house Kritharioti,established in 1906. It has been featured in Vanity Fair UK as one of six couturiers to watch worldwide. Clientele includes such A-listers as Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, Paula Patton, Kim Kardashian, Kelly Rutherford, Miranda Lambert, Samantha Barks, Maria Menounos, Giuliana Rancic and Gemma Arterton. Gwyneth Paltrow was photographed for Vogue Mexico recently in Celia Kritharioti Haute Couture.
Natalia Vodianova, Naomi Campbell, Iman, Giselle Bundchen, Laetitia Casta, Claudia Schiffer, Elle Macpherson and Karolina Kurkova are the top models who have worked with the brand.
WWD noted of her recent Couture collection at the Ritz at Paris Fashion Week â€œA literal take on the fairy-tale, the collection was eye-catching but, at times, overwhelming. The dresses held court under the glittery chandeliers and watchful eye of an enthusiastic audience â€” soft hair, tall heels and fur coats were the dress codeâ€. Read on to see the couture collection and photographer Marleen Serneâ€™s exclusive backstage pictures.