Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Fall Couture in Paris

CHANEL




unwearable, unsellable, an homage to Kaiser Karl's own ego, I think...
bike shorts-like things under almost everything,
creating outfits only someone very very very thin & VERY YOUNG could possible wear.
though I do hear there are a lot of the very young at the shows & if history
tells us anything we should be aware of the youth quake in London some decades ago.




but, I do love the little shoes,
which will cost about $1500 I'm sure.


ELIE SAAB

focusing entirely on evening wear, his show was nothing short of beautiful X10,
as expected.  from opening to the end everything was simply splendid
in the way we have come to know Elie Saab.







ARMANI PRIVE'

let me tell you, ladies, my man Giorgio surprised me with this collection.
LOTS OF RED!
LOTS OF PATTERN !



very short skirts for the likes of Kate Hudson, who was sitting front row,
& Juliette Binoche & Pink.






the color story was BLACK/WHITE/RED,
quite a distance away from his trademark Armani Blue and the grays he favors.



these head pieces, some of which fell to the floor, added a diffusion to the lines.
spectacular they were.

& yes, I would wear this dress, sans headpiece - only because I'm too old to get away with it
and probably don't have the right gala to attend where it would look smashing.




VALENTINO

always always always the tribute to elegance is owned by this house.
with or without Mr. Garavani's physical presence, his essence reigns.

to say this was the most opulent, most beautiful, most elegant isn't enough.
all of that, of course, but something else...
very very current, very very new via the shoes shown with each ensemble.



those little patches of gold are appliqued leather, representing wheat they say.
so back to the Earth for inspiration.
& see what I mean about the little sandals?  flat sandals.



to me, this little black dress is pure perfection.









so, tell me, what did you think?

anything you just absolutely LOVE?



all via style.com



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7 comments:

  1. Marsha...I totally agree with everything you said. Kind of vexing re Chanel isn't it? I realise we take the looks and 'work them our way' but really the runway should be a work of art! I am always incredulous re some of the bits and bobs trotted out, also represents no value for money. PS wear the headpiece ; D xx

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  2. Absolutely adore elegance,pure Haute Couture of Valentino....
    I can't to describe my pure Love for! Because of mostly special eye for details ,brilliant shapes and forms evere and those stunning Valentino perfection!!!
    He was and stay a biggest fashion mind,brilliant Master!
    By Chanel....
    Yes of cause,great details and masterpieces,but not for me....
    My breath tooks away when I saw magnificent Ellie Saab work,you know... It is an absolutely Fairytale master for gala dresses!!!
    And Amani Prive is one of the big love of mine:)))
    I had immensely much enjoyed about Balenciaga collection too!
    Oh,I do LOVE perfect shapes and poetry in fashion,wich are almost impossible to combinate!

    THANKYOU so much for this post,dear friend:)))
    Think about you,
    Xxx,
    V.

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  3. I sob for the Saab! Beautiful!! Ethereal!

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  4. The long gowns.........all of them!I too adore the flat CHANEL sandal.............XXX

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  5. Karl is going through something, I am not sure what it is but whatever muse he is listening too if filling his head. Love, love that black cut out dress. I am loving the flat shoe as well. Beautiful post Marsha!

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  6. The Elie Saab Collection is spectacular. The first dress is amazing - happly weekend, Marsha!

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