On the fourth day of Haute Couture Week we received: mother and daughter gowns, tailoring, sparkles and the ending to a chapter of a fashion house.
At an Elie Saab Couture show, it doesn’t matter whether it’s SS or FW when it comes to colours and themes. Floral embellishments delicately sparkle on pink, white, cream and gold sheer material. The theme of nature continues with stars, feathers and drapes of fur. Models were accompanied with mini-me’s in twinning ensembles and the bridal show-closer was an extravagant summary of the light-hearted show.
Jean Paul Gaultier
Turn to your darker side and embrace the tones of Fall with an auburn coat or a deep cherry red lip. Jean Paul Gaultier offers a balance of masculinity vs femininity with structured tailoring and sheer, shoulder-baring dresses. The JPG girl teams her couture with fur, whether that be framing the face or neck.
I’ve always considered Zuhair Murad to be Elie Saab‘s sexy and daring older sister. Although we associate the two houses similarly, Zuhair Murad often teams casual accessories with dazzling embellished gowns that imply more attitude. The bride however, glistens in gold strutting like a queen down the runway with the well deserved crown.
It had been rumoured that this show would be the last that Maria Grazia Chiuri was apart of and therefore the emotions were high at this Valentino Haute Couture show. As spectators were, the designers took moments from the past with an Elizabethan theme consuming the show. Equestrian flat boots were teamed with virtually every ensemble as well as high-neck blouses and tailored trousers. The classic Valentino sheer dresses had famous words of love and hate imprinted upon them, an ironic message foreshadowing the reaction to the confirmation of Maria Grazia’s departure from Valentino to be welcomed at Dior.