>> I'm sure you all have gorged yourselves on the Dior Haute Couture shots by this time -- I don't blame you, I couldn't wait either. The triumvirate of Galliano on gowns, Pat McGrath on makeup, and Stephen Jones on headwear definitely ruled the runways with an iron fist -- and I mean that in the most complimentary way of course -- what a spectacle it was.
Although I do have to say I have my distinct favorites -- some of the Japanese reference was just too overblown in a lot of the dresses, so the dresses that caught my eye were more subdued: Morgane Dubled in a layered garnet dress (she looked like she could have been in a very posh Tim Burton movie), Jacquetta Wheeler in a cream tulle confection (both below), and of course Shalom Harlow looked exquisite as the bride (top). I really have no words to convey the beauty these three dresses illustrate for me -- and the idea of folding fabric like origami into a dress is just out of this world. You'll understand my ecstasy when you see the dresses in high quality: Morgane, Jacquetta, Shalom 1, Shalom 2.
Posts for January 23rd 2007
>> If you would like to see Carine Roitfeld in her natural environment -- the offices of Vogue Paris -- this is your chance. The French TV show "La blonde et moi" recently did a "day in the life of Carine" segment -- even if you don't understand French, you still get to see what the offices of Vogue Paris look like, and when Carine visits Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy, you get a sneak preview of one of his haute couture dresses (and they even speak a little English). Bon, ben voila.
>> When the fashion crowd gets together in small spaces, the rumors always fly -- the latest in from the haute couture front: Valentino may be announcing his retirement from fashion in July.
>> Now this is all supposition, but... this may be your very first peek at Kate Moss' line for Topshop. The April 2007 cover possibilities for UK Vogue have leaked, and inside the April issue there is preview story of the collection, so it's only logical that if Kate is on the cover she would be in one of her designs, right? In theory. So take what you will from this -- but I am taking this: if this shimmery dress is truly one of the designs, the good stuff better be on the inside of the magazine -- my money's not really itching to be spent on a dress like this one.