versaceatelier1.jpgIt looks like we are in for a real treat this forthcoming couture season, with the news that Versace will return to the catwalk to present its Spring/Summer 2012 Haute Couture collection in Paris.

Atelier Versace re-joined the Paris Couture schedule last season after an eight year hiatus with a small presentation. Now the fashion house is going full steam ahead with not one, but two shows to be staged at The Ritz Paris on July 1. Just in time before the iconic hotel closes on July 31 to undergo a major renovation.

The venue holds much sentimental meaning for Donatella Versace. It was the location of her brother Gianni Versace's last runway show in 1997 before he died. It was also the site of many Atelier Versace shows between 1990 and 2004 before the line was put on hold.

"It is with tremendous emotion that I return to the Ritz where I shared so many special moments with my brother," Donatella said. "The closing of the Ritz Paris for two years represents the end of an era but also the beginning of a new one, so to be able to show Atelier Versace there one last time will be a memorable milestone."

A fitting location for a high volume glamour Versace show!