Saturday, July 10, 2010

Couture Week

Jean Paul Gaultier Fall 2010 Couture: There's a bit of Lady Gaga madness to this one, no? 
[image via ]

Since couture is all about fantasy, and since I got such great feedback on my Chanel/artichoke comparison, I flirted with the idea of doing a post full of silly musings. In the end, though, there was so much beauty I wanted to share that didn't lend itself to comparisons with vegetables or Devo hats.

After the jump, some highlights from the fall '10 couture shows in Paris...

Christian Dior's Tropical Garden
The colors + that hair = my favorite show of the week. Props to the models who withstood the cellophane wrapping (and to Galliano's genius, obviously).

Valentino's Bird Cage
Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli took the traditional hoop skirt and turned it on its head.

Jean Paul Gaultier's Flappers
These oversized turbans looked past the 80s' incarnation and harkened back to an era of burlesque and bathtub gin, with Ms. Dita von Teese closing the show.

Chanel's Boots and Jewels
Lagerfeld's clothing was jaw-dropping as always, but the accessories stole the show.

Elie Saab's Inferno
Like flames sweeping the runway, these gowns were inspired by Venice's La Fenice opera house, which burned to the ground three times.

[Dior, Valentino, Gaultier and Saab images via / Chanel images via New York Magazine]


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  2. Elie Saab. I die.

    So glad to see some images everyone else hasn't chosen. I have a post planned for tomorrow that covers shots of couture that no one else seems to want to post. So I will!

    ♥ V

  3. The Dior and the Valentino! Love.

  4. Love the gowns at Dior and the boots at Chanel!
    Gorgeous post!


  5. Thanks, ladies! Dior is my favorite here as well.

  6. I absolutely loved Dior's collection as well I blogged about it check it out it's on the second page of my blog

  7. The inferno dresses are breathtaking. Cool stuff.