This is kind of like the Tipping Point in Paris Fashion Week. The days following Day 5 are the heavy hitters fashion wise. Today is John Galliano, Celine, and Givenchy, and the next three days are when the biggest and oldest fashion houses show their collections.
As almost everyone knows, Celine is up there with Lanvin to me. Fashion doesn’t get any cleaner or minimalist chic than Celine. Phoebe Philo is a descendent of the fashion gods in my eyes, and her last collection was so inspiring and beautiful, that if it wasn’t so pathetic I would have cried and every night until I owned the complete collection. This season was still lovely, perfectly summery and Parisian in my eyes, but I don’t know if anything can top that last collection.
John Galliano, like Jean Paul Gaultier, creates amazingly fun fashion shows, with unrealistic clothing that could hardy ever be worn in public. But his last few evening gowns were to die for. Their sheerness was on the verge of unwearable but he walks the line so well no one cares and I would wear them every day if I could.
The Givenchy couture collection shown this summer was the best Givenchy collection I have seen. To me, this one fell short of the extravagance and beauty of the last show but there were still some pieces which would look amazing in my closet.
The Givenchy couture show, designed by Riccardo Tisci, is one of the most incredible collections I have ever laid eyes on. The intricacy of the embroidery and the details are like nothing I have ever seen before. The small collection was very reminiscent of the human skeleton, and while most of the pieces are not overly wearable, they are just too gorgeous to complain about.
I really haven’t seen anything like it. It is the craftsmanship and Victorian charm of Alexander McQueen mixed with Tisci’s sexiness and Givenchy’s beautiful glamor. It is not tacky, costumey or cheesy at all, which it could have so easily been. To me it is so eerily angelic, delicate but striking.
I am not in love with the bottom it is a little too 70’s for me, but the detail of the bodice is insane.
The goat hair jacket looks so sleek and cozy, and the bottom of the see through dress is divine.
I really appreciate the 20’s influences in the dress, from the all over fringe to the bolero like top.
I really hope this is worn to an award show or benefit, maybe Tilda Swinton or Anna Wintour.
Now we see where Lara Stone’s post-wedding dress came from. It is even more extraordinary in this length.
I love feathers. On everything. Plus, this reminds me of the Vogue September cover with Sienna Miller.
Meet my wedding dress.
The full collection.
I have a thing for Alber Elbaz. He is quite possibly the love of my (fashion) life. He can do no wrong in my eyes. Elbaz is a master. And he is mine.
I have followed his career for years and have done countless projects on both him and the house of Lanvin while at FIT. Lanvin (and its head designer, Alber Elbaz) is in my Top Three favorite designers. Ever. And with his 2011 Resort show it is even more solidified. I really don’t know how to describe how much I love this collection and how I want each and ever item of clothing hanging in my closet by the count of three!
I went in looking at the show hoping to find a few pieces to show here, and ended up with way too many. So I then had to edit (remember I do want to be a fashion editor) and narrow down to my absolute favorite pieces. Granted, this was very difficult, but I feel practice makes perfect, and I need to work on editing daily if I want to be editor-in-chief of Vogue by the time Anna Wintour decides to retire (or Grace Coddington accidentally pushes her out of one of Conde Nast’s windows).
Below are my favorites of the amazing show inspired by South America. Many of the pieces are reversible or can be worn different ways, which personally I think was ingenious of Elbaz considering the economy.
He also threw some bridal into the mix. Coco Rocha and Lara Stone can keep Posen and Tisci, Elbaz can design my wedding dress! I loved them, each and every one.
Elbaz kept Resort fresh and flirty, flashy and fun, which is really what it should be. These clothes are meant to be worn in St. Tropez, or on a fabulous tropical island surrounded by colorful birds and beautiful shirtless men. And though Elbaz can have a tendency to be moody, dark and powerful in his clothing (especially his Fall/Winter) this collection shows a different side of him which is equally as magnificent and creative.
Whatever tickles your fancy
What tickles my fancy right now is Lara Stone’s wedding this past week.
Riccardo Tisci, head designer of Givenchy, designed two incredible couture dresses for Ms. Stone’s spring wedding to David Wailliams. I wrote about this before in an earlier post about which model I am more envious of, her or Coco Rocha (Zac Posen is designing her dress).
While I like Coco better as a model, I am honestly not sure if Zac Posen can top Tisci’s two dresses. The wedding dress itself was gorgeous, much different than I expected, but in a good way. Tisci has a slight tendency to go a bit gothic, but this dress was anything but. It was a cream lace, edged with a gold braid which fit her body perfectly. The only picture of the dress so far is this one below, it shows the detail nicely but it doesn’t have the full dress in it unfortunately.
The second dress he designed for her was for the after party. It a a gold, sequined short busty dress that is perfect for a glamorous, fun evening.
The couple drove away in an adorable, British chic Rolls Royce. The perfect getaway car.
Yes, we get it. We really do. You are models. No, Super Models. You are also beautiful, thin, talented, tall, famous and rich. And now you both are getting married. I am okay with all that. What really puts me over the edge though is the fact that you have, arguably, two of the world’s greatest designers creating the dress of your dreams.
The fashion world is buzzing about the upcoming weddings, Lara Stone and Coco Rocha’s to be exact. And to add to their wedding bliss, two designers have stepped up to the plate to design their dream dresses.
Riccardo Tisci, of Givenchy, is currently designing Dutch supermodel Stone’s dress to British comedian, David Walliams, while Zac Posen is designing Rocha’s to interior designer James Conran. I can’t decide which of the girls is luckier. Tisci’s ball gowns are extraordinary (see Zoe Saldana at the Oscars) but Posen is known for showing off women’s bodies like no other.