This Week in Haute Couture

Five shows have stood out since Dior’s pink runway: Armani Privé, Jean Paul Gaultier, Schiaparelli, Ulyana Sergeenko and Valentino. Without further ado, ten winners:

Armani Privé

Armani gave a collection that was awash with subtle, sophisticated color and aesthetic cohesion. Here are two favorites:

KIM_0645This is effortlessly powerful. Who WOULDN’T want to strut around in this?

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The loose, low-waisted pants coupled with the fitted, ever-so-slightly cropped top creates a striking, unusual couture silhouette.

Jean Paul Gaultier

It was an irreverent show at JPG

JPG_0117You might think you’ve never seen a bridal veil under a cap, but you could be wrong.

JPG_1114I love the look of the structured navy jacket with the airy and transparent skirt.

     Schiaparelli

If the carpets lining the runways at Dior and Schiaparelli are anything to go by, pink is having a moment.

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Schiaparelli hit the right note with this detailed dress that isn’t too poof-poof-precious.

Ulyana Sergeenko

The Russian designer created a well thought out collection with some head-turners:

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A new meaning to oversize: the wider the trousers, the better – especially when you’re wearing a cape-like top.

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I chose this look mostly because the model’s pose makes the feathery shawl look like armor.

Valentino

Here we get down to pretty dresses…

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Valentino wins so hard where these dresses are concerned. Inventive and beautiful – I love the uncommon pairing of light green and beige-gold here. The hem of this dress works perfectly with its fabric.

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I find this kite-inspired dress brilliant. It’s fun and original without feeling kitschy.

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The silhouette is stunning and feels as modern as it feels it may come from another more-perfect time.


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