Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Paris Couture Spring-Summer 2006

Anne Valerie Hash - Spooky gothic ghosts and modified hunting suits. Strangely sexy but frumpy. The random closing gown is a stunner though:

Armani Prive - Suits. Some stylish, some stylish for old ladies, some bland. Some gorgeous dresses made from either tight or frilly fabric bandages.

Some seriously 80s rhinestone numbers that are only saved by being strapless. The reviews call it "perfectly Armani". I think that's code for "boring" and "sells well for the 60+ demo". Not that there's anything wrong with that. To be fair, that's probably the demo of couture anyway.

Chanel - Oooooh. Gorgeous suits. Cropped jackets with 3/4-length sleeves in white. Exaggerated hip demure skirts. Flat heeled boots. Girlish, but with romantic lace blouses underneath. My favorites are the dresses though.

And the negligee-jackets.

Alternately simple and over-the-top, I cant decide which is more modern or more beautiful...

Christian Dior - Bloody, scary, Marie Antoinette-y. In other words, brilliant and so at-odds than the Pretty-Pretty we're so used to. It very much reminds me of JPG, though.

Just far too short!

Christian LaCroix - Impossibly elegant and fun.

Prints and colors and textures that in any other hand would be wrong.

I'm dying of happiness in all this lace and tulle.

I need to just paste in the whole show here.

Revillon - Dour greys and blacks with fur trimmings from this fur house. Did they not realize it's the Spring-Summer collection?

No, not edgy. Oh righ, I forgot. The current designer is Mr Bland Bland Bland Boring Rick Owens.

Valentino - Vampy, but demure - perfect for a woman of a certain age. I hate the muted/dated florals though.

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