Published: May 20, 2019

Paolo Sebastian’s designs have been showcased in a multi-page Vogue Portugal spread - with Hollywood icon Sharon Stone front and centre.

The editorial featured Sharon Stone in a crepe gown with draped skirt and side split from Paolo Sebastian’s SS19 collection which is aptly titled ‘The Starlet’, drawing inspiration from the glamour of Hollywood.

“To have the incredible Sharon Stone wear Paolo Sebastian in Vogue Portugal is such an incredible honor and a very surreal experience,” says designer Paul Vasileff. 

Paolo Sebastian has well and truly gone global, with the breathtaking shoot coming to life through the lens of Portuguese photographer Branislav Simoncik and styled by Los Angeles based stylist Paris Libby. Paolo Sebastian designs are no stranger to the international A-list red carpet, donned regularly by celebrities such as Heidi Klum, Rebel Wilson and the Kardashians at events like the Oscars.

Paul, aged just 29, represents one South Australia’s greatest and arguably best-dressed creative success stories. Despite international clientele now accounting for over 50 per cent of orders and being the first South Australian to show in Paris at La Maison Champs Élysées in 2016, Paul is firmly cemented in Adelaide. Paolo Sebastian is conquering the couture world from a sprawling two-story building on Gouger Street in the city’s South West where the atelier employs nearly 20 artisans.  

Paolo Sebastian presented a breathtaking runway at the Adelaide Fashion Festival in 2018, treating the fashion pack to an all-encompassing experience paying homage to Tchaikovsky’s acclaimed The Nutcracker. The show manifested the magic of the renowned ballet through contrasting textures such as French tulle, intricate beading and opulent cashmeres.

The Adelaide Fashion Festival and Vogue Festival, presented by Rundle Mall, Adelaide Fashion Festival and the City of Adelaide, present a springboard for both established designers and up-and-coming creatives to leverage the international Vogue brand. In 2018, the two-day Festival was opened by Edwina Mc McCann, Vogue Australia editor-in-chief, and model Jessica Gomes. The local appetite for the showcase of everything en vogue was evident with over 283,000 people flocking to Rundle Mall and Rundle Street to partake in parades, pop-ups, parties and twelve activations. The 23 per cent increase in foot traffic in comparison to Vogue Festival 2017 generated significant economic benefit to the surrounding city businesses, with an attendee survey revealing 54 per cent had an average expected spend of $199.

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Images: Vogue Portugal, Paolo Sebastian, Branislav Simoncik