Unfortunately, I am in England this week and have missed Paris Couture Week. That means I am not able to attend any shows or blog about street style. I can however still gush over the beautiful creations that were shown on the catwalks of a few of my favorite designers.
Karl never disappoints me with Chanel. The designs were stunning as usual. This season’s show had a theme of Place Vendome complete with street lamps even large Coco Chanel statue which replaced Napoleon at the top of the central obelisk.
Chanel certainly kept its atelier busy with this collection, showing dresses dripping in crystals and sequins. Form fitting gowns with exposed backs and shoulders were paired with high necklines to create unusual shapes.
Another of my favorites Armani Privé, was inspired by Japan for this collection and showed the usual grace and chic style that the brand is known for. Feminine and graceful, this collection showed pieces that were alive with color and floral motifs. Beautiful silhouettes were created and topped with Philip Treacy’s architectural head pieces.
I must say that I was totally disappointed in Dior this season. This being the first couture show without John Galliano, all eyes were on the collection. Bill Gaytten, Galliano’s assistant for 23 years stepped in and tried to continue Dior’s legendary couture show. Personally, I think he really missed the mark. The designs for this season were like something out of “Bozo the clown’s” closet. It was certainly a trip to the circus that I did not enjoy! What did you think of the collection?
Another favorite of mine is Elie Saab. The feminine, graceful designs that the Lebanese designer shows, always seems to win me over every time. The flowing gowns drenched in crystals are quickly becoming a favorite for Hollywood stars on the red carpet. If only my bank balance would allow me to afford one of these stunning gowns!