Post by CM
Isn’t it nice to bid goodbye to grim old January with a riot of pretty colours, beautiful fabrics and exciting concepts coming to us from gay Paris? The first Couture shows of 2015 are winding down, but here we present our favourites so far from the City of Lights.
Elie Saab I’m obsessed with the Elie Saab collection; ethereal and beautiful, with a 60s influence it’s sheer perfection. I could have included every single gown in this post but these two demonstrate the overall feel. I wouldn’t be surprised if one or more of the Beirutian designer’s pieces end up on the Oscar’s red carpet this year, particularly suited to one of the younger nominees.
Jean Paul Gaultier
Jean Paul Gaultier has made his return, with a typically eclectic collection. Monochrome made quite an impact, both structured and loose, but there was also a huge abundance of colour. Naomi Campbell closed the show in spectacular fashion; looking like the most incredible bouquet (it was a wedding themed show), she only goes to prove that the trend for more mature models is still going strong. (We touched on that subject recently here!)
* In addition to La Naomi, 90s Supers Amber Valetta and Eva Herzigova walked the Versace show!
The Schiaparelli collection, under the new helm of Jean-Paul Goude was weird and wonderful, inspired by Dali and featuring 70s blowouts, fezes and hoods. I’d love to see something like this on Julianne Moore or Cate Blanchett during awards season.
Valention team Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaulo Piccollo have created such a beautiful collection that, like Elie Saab, I found it difficult to choose just one or two. It’s a riot of romance, with medieval silhouettes, heart motifs and an almost painterly, angelic quality.
Giorgio Armani Prive
Armani’s show began with a light pallette, decorated with plant patterns and complimented with black and slowly concentrated from sky to deep, deep blue. Gorgeous and mature yet modern, this collection could be interpreted by a woman of any age.
Victor & Rolf
I couldn’t not add one of these tremendous creations from Victor & Rolf. The flip-flops were no doubt a neccessity in the balancing act demonstrated above, but how cute and quirky is the whole look?!
Oh, how we love Paris Haute Couture week. Have you had a favourite? Let us know in the comments, or let’s chat on Twitter!