You know what they say: if it looks like an amoeba, it’s probably (definitely) couture. ICYMI (someone always does), Spring 2017 Haute Couture was shown last week in Paris. Note: couture is not the same as the numerous ready-to-wear — or RTW, if you’re cool… but I am not — shows that will take place during “fashion month” starting in a few weeks. But HEY NOW HEY NOW, this (read: haute couture) is what dreams are made of!!!
One glance at a couture show and you know it would be impractical to don such an ensemble to merely go to class, work, or Trader Joe’s. Couture is for celebrities to wear on the red carpet, for Blair Waldorf to wear to lunch with Chuck, or to be put in a museum in 10 years. And it’s for the rest of us peasants (I’m kidding) to observe and appreciate through our computer screens.
Unpretentious couture reviews, ready, set, GO.
Karl did stuff with tweed, per usual. But he also seems to be enjoying the likes of feathers and ruffles. Lily-Rose Depp is the muse of the moment. The only reference to history I’ll make here is to the mirrored staircase in Coco Chanel’s original artelier mimicked by Karl’s set.
Maria Grazia Chiuri’s first couture collection for Christian Dior felt eerily similar to the usual designs at her previous gig (Valentino). Romantic, flowing, and none of the suiting that characterizes the fashion house. Do you think Christian Dior is rolling over in his grace? Idk.
Jean Paul Gaultier
If you’re wanting an unbiased review, you’ll have to continue searching for one because I will flat out tell you that Jean Paul Gaultier’s couture collection is a favorite of mine. Probably because it makes me wish I was the wife of a wealthy business executive in the 80s, and spent ten months out of the year vacationing around the world. This is the exact situation in which I would wear the above ensemble, FYI.
Talk about a comeback, John Galliano! I read a review that said he finally has his “mojo” back, and as an expert opinion I have to agree. He *freaking* made a face out of tulle and magically attached it to a dress. That’s g-dang art. P.S. This collection was also a favorite.
My favorite collection out of the bunch, I’ll admit. I have a deep appreciation for any heart motif (it’s my last name, so duhhh) and that classic shade of Schiaparelli hot pink. Bertrand Guyon did good. He did reeeaaal good.
Until fashion month. Ta ta for now.