Fall 2013 Couture Week

Viktor & Rolf had a couture show to celebrate their 20th anniversary. They chose to focus on dramatic shapes in black that ran from stunning to blanket dress. Why are all the models in fisherman sandals? I expect better from the people who designed these.

Love the shapes and textures at Christian Dior. This one looks like a feral watermelon. The shoes are vile. I am beginning to suspect Raf Simons can't design a shoe I like.

Valentino used decor details like molding, doorknockers and wallpaper for inspiration. Some of these pieces are lovely ready-to-wear, but aren't exactly imaginative couture. Some however, feather work and embroidered gowns in particular, were top notch flaunting of skill.

I have long been a fan of Jean Paul Gaultier, but he's been putting out horribly dated shows for a few seasons. This couture show is a return to form with a few 80s touchstones but overall a look to the future. Also, I need to buy leopard tights.

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Image source: style.com.


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