A little bit of story about this special french designer:
Mercedes Robirosa, the bronze woman…
Great model and great couturier, she goes up and down the walkways of haute couture and ready-to-wear.

In the somptuous, spectacular show that fashion has become since the seventies, Mercedes has played the very special role of an icy brunette, a seemingly impossible combination, whose purbered chic is guaranteed shockproof.

Her influences: 
After working for Saint Laurent, Kenzo, Thierry Mügler, Azzedine Alaïa and helping Karl Lagerfeld with Chanel accessories and jewellery, she went a step further in 1987. As a full-blown designer, she presented a line of jewellery and in 1988 a line of accessories. In 1992, as the logical extension of her approach, Mercedes began creatin clothes.
Her identity: 
Baroque spirit, materials used in contradictory  ways, an extreme importance given to detail, the choice of an accessory with character, all this is surprisingly like Mercedes.
She has mastered her numerous references and plays on them brilliantly !
She makes glamour portable, with a controlled exuberance, ready-to-catch fire cool, a tango look and a high-tea look.

Great portrait of Mercedes Robirosa by Karl Lagerfeld !

Some Portraits of Mercedes Robirosa that we love :
By Ines De la Fressange in 1985
By Karl Lagerfeld
Mercedes Robirosa inspires, L’Officiel wanted to show her in the N°764 in 1991 :
(Article en français)