Alexandre Vauthier Spring 2010 Couture

Dior’s Spring 2010 Couture collection had many references, but Alexandre Vauthier’s Spring 2010 Couture collection had one – Power dressing.

The collection included bold peaked shoulders, most with plunging necklines and some with asymmetrical necklines.

The colour palette consisted of bold blood reds, electric blues, goblin greens and muted black. One black plunging dress was paired with a large sequined belt for a sexier vibe.

The sequined pieces really stood out, even the black jumpsuit.

But it’s the red dress I would wish to see on the red carpet.

Rihanna is a huge fan of Alexandre Vauthier, so lets hope she brings some of these pieces to the red carpet at some point.

The Grammy’s are on Sunday night. Perfect showcase for both the red carpet and that blue sequin leotard would make a great stage costume.

Breath-taking collection.

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Christian Dior Spring 2010 Couture

Christian Dior’s Spring 2010 Couture show had a very obvious equestrian theme.

The first few models wore modernized 1860’s side-saddle riding habits which included fitted jackets with stiff peplums over a high necked white blouse with a frothy collar.

Some sported black velvet top hats with fishnet veils, whilst others wore grey streaks in their hair.

Whips were also included with these looks, to also play up to the equestrian theme.

It wasn’t all about equestrian chic, the cocktail lace cocktail dress with tulle floral appliqué flowers were breath-taking beautiful.

I loved the sculpted ballgowns in contrasting colours of burgundy, chocolate, mustard, blue, ivory and black were no doubt the show stoppers.

I loved the volume and contrasting detailed trains.

Accessories were supersized with large earrings, necklaces and bracelets which looked heavy as they decorated the models.

I love the ending of this video were Galliano drops to his knees to kiss Karlie Kloss’ hand. She’s the current face of Dior.

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Chanel Fall 2009 Couture

The Chanel Fall 2009 Couture collection had the formula to be a great collection with trademark tailoring, black lace, textured prints, embellishments and a series of boucle suits, but I wasn’t blown away.

In fact I would go as far as to say “me no likey”.

Looking the pictures on was like being on a roller coaster. One minute I was up the next I was down and in the end I just underwhelmed.

The only pieces I really loved were the nude dresses and that was mostly because they reminded me of Balenciaga’s Fall 2009 dresses with a very similar draping on the hips.

I wasn’t a fan of what I call the “mullet dresses”.

These were long at the back and short at with the front. This style didn’t apply to just dresses, skirt suits also got this unnecessary added piece of material. One navy suit was lined with a blood red train which was quite hideous.

I have no doubt that by the time we see these pieces on the red carpet they’ll be heavily modified to exclude the trains – hopefully.

Most pieces would have been perfect without them like the sequined party pieces.


Follow Me On Twitter At The Elie Saab Show

If all goes well and I didn’t miss my train I’ll be in Paris about to take my seat at the Elie Saab Fall 2009 Couture show today.

I’ll be updating twitpic from the show, so you’ll be the first to see Elie Saab’s – no doubt – stunning collection.

I’m hoping Dita will be there. Couture week just hasn’t been the same without her.

Christian Dior Fall 2009 Couture

John Galliano presented his Christian Dior Fall 2009 couture show from the Christian Dior headquarters salon in Avenue Montaigne in a similar style to what would’ve been used in the 1950s.

I loved the glamorous pieces from this collection, but I wasn’t excited about the way they were presented. It felt like a peekaboo show.

The tulip, sheer, bubble, tiered skirts were presented with cami’s, bras, corsets and bustier’s.

Ballgowns were also presented with bras and corsets.

Peplum jackets, blouses and tops were presented with pantyhose, garters, slips and stockings which means we have to do a mix and match mentally with the pieces which are individually breath-taking.

I was particularly drawn to the pieces with stunning embellishments.

The only thing pieces I didn’t like were the leopard prints and they remind me of a time when Sharon Stone used to wear them religiously.

Lingerie colours like nude, black, and cream were paired with fuschia pinks, bold red, lavender, lime, pink, chartreuse, animal prints, and orange.

Dior clients will of course be able to order jackets with matching skirts, skirts with matching jackets, or request sheer skirts to be lined.

I’m sure when we see these pieces on the red carpet they will be heavily modified.

Dramatic Stephen Jones hats, ladylike bags and fine jewels accessorized these looks.


Atelier Versace Spring 2009

Finally the pictures of Atelier Versace’s Spring 2009 collection have been released.

Good luck picking your favourite, I love all the gowns.

I’m looking forward to seeing them on the red carpet.

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Elie Saab Spring 2009 Haute Couture

Elie Saab’s Spring 2009 Haute Couture collection was presented in Paris yesterday.

Elie’s gowns – as we have come to expect – were truly feminine, made of silk, chiffon and adorned with plenty of stunning embellishments.

The pastel tones were heavenly, evoking a dreamy like feeling, which is emphasized by the intricate, outstanding details such as the floral appliqués, and the sparkling embellishments, which were not too over-the-top.

Ruffles, tiers, pouffy shoulders, exaggerated hips, and obi belts all helped create some of the most outstandingly beautiful gorgeous red carpet dresses, he has ever created.

The only downside for me was the hair and make-up.

This collection more than most, has ignited my passion for red carpet gown. Bring on the Oscars.

Cate would so own that black one-shouldered gown, whereas Beyonce, I guess, would go for the heavenly peachy pastels.

Dita Von Teese was in the front row looking tres chic, wearing an all black Elie Saab Fall 2008 ensemble, which consisted of a jacket with a large rosette details on the collar and cuffs, a pencil skirt, Louboutin pumps, and a large bag, which was also detailed with rosettes.

Mischa Barton was also in the front row wearing a sparkling one-sleeved navy Elie Saab Fall 2008 cocktail dress, with Louboutin’s.

Her hair looks a bit disheveled for this dress, and although I am not a fan of one-shouldered anything, this dress works for her.

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Chanel Spring 2009 Haute Couture

The Chanel Spring 2009 Haute Couture collection was a vision in pure white, with the occasional dash of black breaking up the ethereal theme.

The traditional Chanel suit was reworked in new fabrics, with sequins, PVC, appliqué and delicate embroidery taking over from the expected bouclé.

Karl Lagerfeld presented a-lines and square shouldered shapes. Skinny pants, shrinking jackets, cropped sleeves, and fantasy gowns.

The paper rosette headpieces were simply divine, and provided the perfect finishing touch.

The venue was covered in tumbling organza, appliqué flowers and gigantic paper blooms to set the ethereal tone at the Chanel show.

We are not used to seeing a lot of white on the red carpet, so I would be interested in seeing who would wear these pieces.

Olga Kurylenko was back to her breath-taking best wearing a tailored white skirt, and a sleeveless black sweater, with stunning statement necklace. All Chanel of course.

Sporting fresh cut bangs, Keira Knightley – the face of Coco Mademoiselle – was also head to toe in Chanel.

She looks gorgeous wearing a fabulous tweed skirt, a black sweater and studded heels.

Tres Chic.

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