While these are the days of AltaRoma (the Haute Couture week in the italian Capital), I'm trying to do a quick recap of the Haute Couture Collections that took place in Paris last week. Paris is certaily the leader city for Haute Couture, as Milano is the leader city in pret-à-porter. Paris has always kept the Couture to a very high level, protecting the designers and the Couture itself in a very strong way (in fact it can be done only by firms that meets certain well-defined standards), whereas Rome have always had problems in organization, in coordination and in defining the standards to it. That's why Valentino and Giorgio Armani decided to present their collections in Paris. Didier Grumbach (Président de la Fédération Francaise de la Couture) said that despite the period of crisis the French Couture is coming back to the ancient splendours, and I think this is evident just looking at the runways. I hope that Silvia Venturini Fendi (Neo Presidente AltaRoma) could do a great job to bring Rome to a higher level; premises and trust are with her.
Maybe the best collection of all Haute Couture week.
Riccardo Tisci chose a presentation instead of the runway for his Haute Couture Collection, inspired by Frida Kahlo.
<--One of the best dresses of all week!
I love it!
<-- 1600 hours of work to do this dress, which is already sold!
Who is the lucky (and rich) Lady who bought it?
Young Couture! Little dresses for the new it-girls.
Lightness, pastel colours, needlework... and of course a little bit of red, roses, and bows.
Strong colours, models in a sort of botanical garden, dressed as modern nymphs...
Let's say... Flower Power!
New proportions, strong cuts, dark colours.
A lady of the space age (or from another space?)
Red Carpet dresses (that's why he's famous)!
Dita Von Teese on the runway of the Jean Paul Gaultier Collection...
Dedicated to a charming, sexy and misterious woman.
These three outfits reminds me something of Valentino, don't you think?
The use of the lace, of the ruches and of course the bows!
All blonde models for the runway, including the Top Karmen Kass. Armani (who is always reluctant in having famous models in his shows) showed a very complete collection: not only beautiful dresses but also tailleurs and daily outfits.
(and what a model)!
While the previous Haute Couture Collection was dedicated to the Moon, this Collection is more related to the Earth: Amber colours&hot shades...
Very elegant and sophisticated.
Re Giorgio non si smentisce mai...
Leather boots, lamè, embroidery, flowers, paillettes...
Long live to Kaiser Karl!