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BEST RED CARPET LOOK:
Look 12: I chose this look because it really represented to me the idea of a glamorous red carpet. The color of this dress is absolutely gorgeous, it’s perfectly following the curves of the woman wearing it who could be Ania Chipovskaya or Elena Ladova. But the real aspect that made me choose this look is the elegance of it and which is in the meantime super sexy and modern.
Look 33: Ok I admit it, I chose a jumpsuit. You know it reminded me of this white smoking the top Aymeline Valade wore at last Cannes Festival. It’s so impressive and I love the silhouette of this look with this long white train contrasting with the white. I would definitely like to see it on a red carpet!
Look 23: For this Spring-Summer collection, Alexandre Vauthier did not surprise us at all. We were waiting indeed for such Versace-like dresses, and once more he presents us a super sexy collection. Sexy. How couldn’t be the star of this dress, like a modern goddess? And the sparkling details are so subtle, so elegant! So GLAMOROUS! But dejavu isn’t it?
Look 45: This Giambattista Valli dress is absolutely breathtaking. But it would be more current for an American starlet like Justin Bieber’s girlfriend than for a real charismatic celebrity. And this soft pink would be perfect for such a mediatic event.
BEST DAYWEAR LOOK:
Winner: Look 5: I chose this Armani Privé silhouette because I loved the skirt and the jacket. Usually Monsieur Armani is presenting high level and super sophisticated looks. And it is the case with this one. Very chic, very cosmopolite and it is not hiding the woman’s personality.
Look 22: Atelier Versace show was the first of that long week. And it seemed to be inspired by a ready-to-wear spirit. Nice colors, nice patterns (embroidered emoji’s!) and nice shape. This is a very easy-to-wear silhouette with the boots, so come on girls, be not afraid to wear some haute couture looks in the streets!
Look 16: Bouchra Jarrar is a young french designer officially accredited by the Haute Couture label. No need of description, this super simple look is so easy-to-wear! You must love it. I loved the twist with the asymmetrical skirt and the work on it is so couture!
Look 3: When I attended the Chanel show, it was on Tuesday morning, I was amazed at the opening looks. I love colors so much and here Karl decided to play with them, reminders of flowers’ beauty. Impeccable tailoring, perfect design and beautiful color. And the hat… So edgy!
This look from Ulyana Sergeenko’s private presentation at Le Bristol in Paris is all about who she is as a designer and how she imagines her woman. Super classic and very original. This jumpsuit could definitely be worn for businesswomen who travel all over the world.
BEST COCKTAIL DRESS:
Winner: Look 1: First look for Yulia Yanina’s Spring/Summer collection. Ravishing and cute, this dress is to be worn in Russian country-side for tea time in a dacha!Look 43: Elie Saab show was also very charming. This cocktail dress is perfect, I loved the way it moves, so flowy and light! And the flowers embroidered on it are perfectly matching with the dress, like of the woman was dressed out of them. Beautiful!
Look 25: On this podium stands of course the unbeatable Giambattista Valli. This dress is so cute for a morning brunch or an evening glass of wine with friends. Again, simple but still it has an impact on your audience. It has beautiful embroideries on the waist and the volume of the dress is great. So chic Madame!
Look 3: Another Lebanese designer who shows in Paris is Georges Hobeika. This third look is the same flowerish atmosphere as the previous ones. Nothing more to say, it’s a simple and elegant little cocktail dress!
Look 11: This Dior dress is perfect for a nice cocktail in Miami. I love the color and the slight embroideries on both sides, it is so modern and so 2015. And in the meantime, it’s still very wearable and comfortable!
Winner: Look 46: Dramatic, theatrical, royal. This is the closing look of the Giambattista Valli Spring- Summer 2015 collection. Kitsch? Of course it is, but I’m sure it’s already sold the minute I’m writing these words. The fact is that it doesn’t look like too Barbie, actually I think this look is really impressive, it has such an aura of royalty! Wow.
Look 44: Jean-Paul Gaultier overpassed himself with this admirable look. It is so light for a gown! And I love the mix of fabrics, tulle is here so beautifully worked. I was literally amazed! Pauline Hoarau looks stunning, she reminds me of an angel right now!
Look 65: This Chanel look is not really of a traditional gown. And it’s what I loved about this collection. First, we didn’t have any long dresses they were shorten and more voluminous. The colors here, the overall attitude and the sexiness of the two-pieces ensemble are fantastic assets!
Look 25: Stephane Rolland has a great talent. And he proves it every six months. This dress is probably a bit too much, but I loved it. In fact, I was really interested into the structure of it and I hesitated in classifying it with the Best Structure category. But it is a wonderful gown, the one you probably all dream of. Beautiful floral embroideries were applied on one side and this gave a little twist. Fond of it!
Look 20: All the Zuhair Murad dresses could have been nominated here. But I chose this one especially because I thought it was really well representative of what we are waiting for from a ball gown. Isn’t it the perfect loo? But I think it’s a little bit too easy in a way that it’s not enough couturelike and a little bit kitsch don’t you think?
Winner: Look 3: Then comes another white smoking… still Jean-Paul Gaultier! But look at this, it is so beautiful with the thin veil coming out of the cap. Another tip: wear a smoking with a cap, it gives a little something more.
Look 19: John Galliano presented his first show since 2012 for the Haute Couture label “Artisanal” of Maison Martin Margiela. I didn’t go to the show for it was a very private event in London but I can say I loved this look. In fact, I really liked the way the feathers were sewed on the waist, which were also applied on the sleeves. And black on black this is so elegant!
Look 1: Schiapparelli showed such an amazing smoking on day 2 of this fashion week that I had to nominate it as a winner. The work on the fabric is truly amazing, Farida Khelfa worked on different patterns, like discreet dots on the left collar which made me think it was a tie! And it’s also a reminder that this is an Haute Couture outfit with the pins onto it. Stunning!
Look 24: Beautiful suit, very soft fabric and color. This is an outfit to be worn on a midsummer night along the shores of the Hamptons… Monsieur Armani epitomizes a chic attitude once again, such a timeless style!
Winner: Bridals are a tradition in Parisian Haute Couture shows. It comes from the 1950s where already clients came to order their own marriage gown. Today, some designers decided to keep up with the tradition like Zuhair Murad. It seems Lebanese designers are definitely taking the turn of the bridal market. This dress is just beyond all expectations, embroideries certainly took months of work…
For a long time I thought Elie Saab was the only one who deserved the right to be on the podium. I would say he’s the second of this rating. Perhaps was I expecting too much, but I thought this dress was slightly more disappointing than the previous ones. But it’s still an admirable work of art.
Then comes the bridal at Ralph and Russo, last collection of the week. It’s not as impressive as the two other ones but still I think it’s a very romantic dress with the little 18th Century kind of details.
Winner: Look 40: The Dior show venue was absolutely disturbing. When I came in, mirrors, pink carpet and scaffoldings everywhere were waiting for me. The ateliers of the house are absolutely talented in creating the dream. I was absolutely amazed at this dress. It is a sparkling ray woman who walked in front of me, luminous and radiating like a brilliant light. Beyond.
Look 40: Of course the House of Chanel is not far behind. This silhouette beyond others is the most representative of how well the craftyhands master the fabric. And it is what I love the most about Haute Couture week more than ready-to-wear, the absolute genius and talent that is needed to create such beauties.
Look 25: Stunning. Sexy. Feminine. Couture. Vauthier. What else to say? She’s a fatal woman, she’s a modern siren who dumbs her lovers. She’s a killer.
Look 43: Valentino was so poetic as usually. We feel the Italian bonheur de vivre here. And look at his silhouette! So refined! I can’t imagine how hard it must have been to work embroideries on such a thin fabric which is tulle. Breathtaking.
Look 45: Zuhair Murad again… I never get tired of these talented Lebanese designers who work in the real tradition of Parisian haute couture. All of these tiny little beads and pearls are sewed with passion in Beyrouth by people who’ve worked their whole life in a studio. Admirable.
Winner: Look 33: I saw a lot of feathers this week but my favorite interpretation is certainly the Elie Saab woman. She gathers all the oriental aspects, love for a glamorous life and for golden outfits. I can imagine she’s a rich Lebanese businesswoman going on a trip in Moscow, surrounded by feathers and to keep her warm. Tragic.
Look 4: The king of the feather is Serkan Cura who’s dressing up the Victoria’s Secret Angels by his fluffy hand. But here he’s mostly working with fur. I was rather surprised… Fur? For Summer? That’s original…
Look 10: Alexis Mabille was certainly the last designer of this couture week to have presented feathers. And it’s not convincing… I mean, this dress is not very creative, the colors don’t match very well and the feathers are strangely applied to the skirt. And the model who walks the runway seems like if she just got up from bed. But the pattern on the lace is rather nice.
Look 54: Such a fluffy dress! And the genius of Monsieur Armani is to make the woman feel comfortable and feminine which is not always the case for feathers and dresses. Now she looks like more of baby bird than of a bear.
BEST COUTURE SPIRIT:
Winner: Look 11: Without hesitation, the winner of this category is Viktor and Rolf. The most eccentric collection of this week, the most artistic too. And this is what Haute Couture is all about. Expression, freedom, theatrical sets and drama.
Look 8: John Galliano for Maison Martin Margiela is also on the second place. He worked his dresses in a way to show the creative process which “always inspires him”, like if the dresses were not finished. Brilliant.
Look 60: Jean-Paul Gaultier is on the third place. He refocused on his couture collections after dropping out ready-to-wear. And it’s a success. He’s indeed much more creative and free!
Look 27: Then comes Stephane Rolland whose background music for the show was an interview of him talking about the creative process of a dress and the interpretation of the client’s wish. And this whole atmosphere reflects in his dresses. Last one especially.