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I See Paris (Part 2: D-L)

I’ve been putting off a Dior post for a few weeks now.  I of course have an opinion about what happened but I don’t really know how to express how I feel about the Galliano incident.  John Galliano is a brilliant designer.  He understands fashion, women’s bodies, fabric manipulation, and drama.  However, I am Jewish, and what he said is obviously appalling and hurtful and I hate that his tenure at Dior and reputation in the fashion industry had to end like this.  Honestly, I am just sad.  That simple word really expresses perfectly how I feel.  I am sad that his time at Dior is up, that he will not design stunning clothes (for a while at least), and most of all I am sad about his feelings towards Jews.  That said his last collection for Dior was, of course, gorgeous.

This Hermes collection is Christophe Lemaire’s first for the house.  It was a bit shaky at the end, but the leather pieces (what Hermes is known for) were luscious and perfect for fall.  I am excited to see what he does for his upcoming collections.

This presentation (the actual fashion show was canceled) was John Galliano’s smallest to date.  The above dresses are my favorite from the line.  His separates really aren’t my style but his dresses always are!

As you can tell from the five photos above I have both a leather and Loewe obsession.  Those two semi-bomber jackets with fur collars are screaming my name and I have never wanted a leather shift dress more.

 

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Wake Up and Smell the Couture

Couture season has just ended in Paris (sigh) and the clothes were absolutely lovely.  I noticed a distinct return to femininity, from the shapes to the pale colors and light fabrics.   It’s quite sad because I know from experience that the photographs really do not do the clothes justice.  What might look merely “beautiful” in an image is amplified by 10 when you actually see the piece in person and feel the fabric and see the intricate details the camera barely picks up.  I am lucky enough to have this experience at Vogue and I absolutely cannot wait to see these exquisite pieces in person.

My edits:

Alexis Mabille

Chanel

The Whole Collection

Christian Dior

 

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Valentino

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Russian Doll

Every time I come home I discover some fabulous vintage piece left by either my Grandmother or my Great-Grandmother, each equally fabulous in their own right.  Over Thanksgiving, I found some black leather Ferraegamo purses that had barely been touched and I now use one of them everyday.

But today I found a something that rivals it.  A hat.  For those of you who know me, as much as I would love to be, I am not a hat person.  It is very difficult for me to find one that I think fits my face and looks good on me.  Today while dressing all in black to head out into the vicious cold weather to go vintage shopping, I decided to try on my Grandmother’s Christian Dior mink hat.  It has been propped up on a shelf in my room like a museum piece for years now, the first time I tried it on it didn’t fit and I guess I never tried again after that.

I felt the urge to try it on again, praying it would at least fit, let alone look good.

I’m in love.

It is seriously so warm and cozy and chic I want to wear it every day.  To the beaches in Cape Cod and classrooms at FIT.

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Paris Je T’aime-Day 3

Now we are up to October 1, PFW Day 3.  Yes this was the day that the ever talented Alber Elbaz sent his Lanvin collection down the runway.  It should really be a national holiday, a day dedicated to the most beautiful clothes.  Lanvin Lover’s day?  It has a nice ring to it.

I love clothes which means that I love a lot of designers.  However, I find that there are two or three that I know I will love every collection they put out.  And Alber Elbaz is at the top of that list.  His collection on Friday was absolutely gorgeous, dare I say, better than last seasons?  The colors from poppy to the pale mint green were almost as stunning as the draping and movement of the clothes.  If there is one thing Elbaz does best it is making women look incredible in his designs through the use of drapery.

The Christian Dior collection on the other hand was not nearly as good as last seasons.  John Galliano is one of the best, however, I do not always admire his design aesthetic and taste level.  His couture show in the summer inspired by flowers included some of the prettiest dresses I have ever seen, and the collection in the spring with the Victorian twist was gorgeous.  But I really did not like his collection this fall except for the finale evening gowns, which in my opinion are his strong suit.

Isabel Marant is the cool girl.  There is no way around it.  Her clothes are always put together in a way that you wouldn’t think makes sense but somehow it does.  Her sweaters this collection look so cozy I just want to run down to SoHo and buy all of them.

Vivienne Westwood knows how to make people talk.  Her clothing is never shy or polite, and this season is no different.  I can’t wait to see some model or celebrity try to pull of the heart blouses, and the first who does should really receive a round of applause.

Lanvin

Christian Dior

Isabel Marant

Vivienne Westwood

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Another Trip to Cannes

Its been a few days since my last Cannes Film Festival post and since then there have been many new beautiful dresses and ensembles.

Most actresses chose Armani, Gucci, Roberto Cavalli, Dior and Chanel, but there were (thankfully) a few surprises.

Heloise Godet in Paco Rabanne

Heloise Godet in Paco Rabanne

Diana Rudychenko in Paco Rabanne

I have never, ever, seen Paco Rabanne on the red carpet.  And these two actresses wore his designs, couture from the 1960’s twice!  He was known as a Space Age designer, using metal and plastic in his super short mini dresses.  I actually didn’t even know that he was still alive and that there was still the Paco Rabanne design house, though I did know that his many fragrances are still popular.

It is really nice to see some vintage on the red carpet, especially from a designer who was so influential and really helped shape fashion of the 1960’s.

Below are some other beautiful red carpet ensembles:

Italian model, Eva Roccobbono in Christian Dior

Lea Seydoux in Gucci with the creative director of Gucci, Frida Giannini (and Martin Scorsese in the middle)

Marion Cotillard in Lefranc Ferrant, and Jimmy Choo accessories.

Michelle WIlliams in Chanel

Austrian actress, Nora Von Waldstatten in Chanel

I really love the picture above.  I think the actress looks stunning, from her pale make up with a pop of red lip and the jeweled headband in her hair.  And the Chanel gown looks incredible on her.

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