Hey bombshells, it's Adri here with a roundup of the Spring '09 Couture collections in Paris!
SPRING '09 COUTURE ROUND-UP
So why do some fashion houses keep doing it? Apart from the fact that several do have loyal couture customers, it also serves as image reinforcement, especially for brand extensions. In plain English: Can't afford that Givenchy dress you crave? Buy a Givenchy perfume, instead!
OK, let's get to it!
GIVENCHY: My favorite of the group: thoroughly modern and quietly sexy. The colors are muted but still rich somehow, and the shapes make you want to throw on a pair of heels and head out to a chic cocktail party or front row of a fashion show!
CHRISTIAN DIOR: Theatric and a bit confusing, I can't muster too much enthusiasm for these overdone pieces. While some of them are gorgeous and works of art more than anything else, the collection as a whole feels like it's trying a bit too hard. The off-shoulder white gown in the top row is major, though.
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER: The models's hair is reminiscent of the '20s but the clothes are almost anything but. Instead, the '80s ruled, with broad shoulders, cinched waists, and the Gaultier fondness for corsets evident throughout the collection. I liked. Kind of.
CHANEL:Karl Lagerfeld played with a limited color palette (whites, creams, blacks) and a treasure trove of textures, details, and tailoring. It's a beautiful collection, and exactly what couture ought to be: luxurious, unique, and forward-thinking!
What did you guys love?