Saturday, 7 July 2007

Haute couture week in Paris

A season full of rival anniversaries - John Galliano celebrating ten years at Dior as the label clocks up sixty, Christian Lacroix ringing in twenty years and Valentino ditching Paris for Rome as he plans the party of all parties for the 45th anniversary of his fashion house - was always going to involve retro frocks and the words 'in hommage to' gracing just about every catwalk report going. But amid the hair pulling over who threw the best anniversary soiree were some of the gems the Paris couture audience rely on to justify next year's front-row seat. Here are a few...


Gisele does stunning forties Film Noir for Dior...


A little later we have My Fair Lady on acid...

The Chanel team soldiered on depsite the incessant rain, with some beautiful cutting:


...and questionable eyewear:



But amongst the big-hitters it was relative newcomer Elie Saab who showed couture for couture, showcasing his skill on the cutting table and texture know-how:


with beautiful, drapey columns fit to flatter:


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1 comment:

Helen | Pepperina Press said...

I LOVE that angel/drapey one (yeah, I have my fashion lingo down...). Has a very forties feel!

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