For the Versace Fall 2015 Haute Couture collection, Donnatella Versace focused on a woman with a vibrant nightlife, preferably inclusive of major red-carpet moments. She did so with greater grace and discretion. “I call the collection tough, but ethereal at the same time,” Versace said backstage after the show. “I wanted to explore the softer side of the Versace woman.”

The collection featured intricate corsetry anchored tiered, raw-edged, asymmetric diaphanous flou making it about evening dressing. Versace showed considerable diversity, from fluid columns to a pair of feathered-out ballgowns. There were countless takes on texture and luminosity, sometimes in the same look.

More often, Versace created interest with intricacies of drape and cut, or by securing the open back of a berry silk gown with a leafy vine. She worked mostly in moody, dusty pastels punctuated with shots of color, and left the woods temporarily for a group of dangerous sea creatures in webby black.

Live the ethereal and impeccable imperfection of the Versace Fall 2015 Haute Couture runway  show through the lens of Rahi Rezvani in this exclusive behind the scenes video.