Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Oh Glorious Haute Couture, oh how we adore you, wish we could own you and drool over those who do!

The great and the good of the worlds best dressed and fashion journalists gathered in Paris a couple of weeks ago for the Autumn / Winter Haute Couture 2014 shows.

We had snow bunny couture from Rita Oras favourite Alexandre Vauthier, truly some of the most gorgeous coats ever! 

Karl took inspiration from Architect Le Corbusier and mixed baroque with brutalism at Chanel.  I especially love the intricate concrete tiles and pearls that were sown into the outfits, Le Corbusier was the architect who made concrete a staple of modern design.

We hopped centuries at Christian Dior were Raf brought us divine Edwardian Coats, 1950's dresses and bar jackets, oh and then 1970's boiler suits! Only in Couture darling!

After Dark only at Ellie Saab, these were purely evening dresses and a more youthful offering than usual!  

Giambattista Valli drew inspiration from the Alhambra Palace Gardens for his beautiful gowns. His is fastly becoming my favourite couture show.

Maison Martin Margiela looked to the surrealists and their idea of The Exquisite Corpse as their muse.  A collective memory of Haute Couture.  Wearing this collection would be like wearing history.

It was all about the 1950's meets Donatella at Atelier Versace, just stunning stunning gowns with plenty of Donatella pazaz!

And finally Valentino where Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli were inspired by the pre raphaelite painters, dresses were 21st century copies of 19th century copies of Roman togas.

Here is my pick of the collections for your viewing pleasure! 

I love looking through them for ideas for evening dresses and obvs the Big New Years Eve dress.... oh my dressmakers gonna be busy!



pictures taken and edited from Style.Com

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