Twice a year in Paris, we get to see more than fashion and trends, we get to see art on the runways. In those few minutes, the designers give us a piece of their genius, their hard work, drama, elegance, eccentricity, lavishness and luxuriance. Couture is not just a show, it’s art at its best. And this year was no exception, some of them blew our minds, some enriched our pupils, others made us swoon and drool, and others, well let’s just say we’d rather forget. But to my humble opinion there were three who exceeded my expectations.
First honorable mention goes to italian wonder, Giambattista Valli
A game of volume and flowing fabrics. Movement in colorful fucsia and red. Monochromatic floral and animal print embellished with feathers. Garments cinched with golden, baroque belts. Overall, a gorgeous collection, but also a fun one. Fun to watch, would have lots of fun wearing. Lovey Signore Valli.
Sweet’n’Raw’s favorite looks:
A standing ovation to the man of the hour, Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy
Godesses in gold and white. Heavely bodies wrapped up in beautiful, crafted gowns. Mr. Tisci showcased 10 angel looking beauties, among them my favorite brazilian bombshell, Iza Goulart. White, gold and sheer reigned in Paris for the show. Embrodiery, handwork, lots of it, beading, and more. An exquisite technique that can only belong to the master of darkness, the gread Riccardo Tisci.
Sweet’n’Raw’s favorite looks
Better than ever, Azzedine Alaïa
He has always dealt with fashion his way, he has always done fashion setting his own times. He doesn’t believe in pressure. And this is the result of how he creates. His first Couture in eight years, and it was a great one. Fur, croc-stamped leather in coats, coat dresses, each garment perfectly crafted and tailored. A standing ovation at the end was expected and well deserved.
Sweet’nRaw’s favorite looks
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Anna dello Russo: Amazingly perfect in every single way
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