Thursday, January 25, 2007

Couture - Spring/Summer 2007, cont.

Christian Lacroix - OHHH RUFFLES! Whimsical skirts and technicolor prints and shredded lace flowers, life would be so much happier if we could wear this every day. I cant pick a favorite. The polka-dots are perfect, the gowns are divine. Just have a look for yourself.

Givenchy - Kind of a downer and hard to get past the gigantically ridiculous hats, but there are some attic-finds and surprisingly sophisticated gowns.

Jean Paul Gaultier - Like all the Madonna con Bambinos in Italy, but a bit more fashionable and fitted. Simple gorgeous. From the simplest dresses to the most stunning gowns - and the most heavenly headgear.

Armani - Perfect for the upper-class, 55-year-old, Dynasty afficianado. Gems to be found, of course, but his overly-long shows always bore the bejeezus out of me.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Couture - Spring/Summer 2007

Anne Valerie Hash - Puffed long sleeved blouses with neck bows and mini pleated cheerleader skirts are fun and playful, but I'm a little confused with the Grand Ole Opry jackets and cheesy space-age gear. Particularly the back of the jacket in this photo:

Chanel - Black tights. Coat dresses. Long ribbon skirts. And some feathery confections stolen from an MGM Musical. Part severe in structured/tailored dresses and jacket, part dream in feathers and shreds. Lovely.

Christian Dior - Ahh, the dreamer is back. Painted fabrics and faces so extraordinary and extravagant that I'm having a hard time picking my jaw off my keyboard. Kimono jackets, but so very Western. Origami decorations. Electric color combinations - very Lacroix. I am fairly certain that I have never seen clothes so elegant, so beautiful, so extravagant, so perfectly Couture - such individual works of art. You have to look at every single photo, I cant post them all. If you have the means, how can you not afford to order it all??

Elie Saab - Perfectly lovely dresses that will look great on Beyonce, but I never see much difference from season to season or RTW to Couture.

Valentino - Always beautiful and feminine. This season, a 60s kitten. Soft and lacey and pretty and sometimes half a step to the right of 70s sex siren.