A highlight for me every couture season has to be Giambattista Valli, his expression of fashion and design through an explosion of tulle is my kind of fairytale fashion, which is exactly what I love about haute couture. For spring 2016, Giambattista Valli has continued his signature frothy, feminine and floral over-the-top gowns, as an ode to Paris and the romantic city, and you might have noticed that one of the standout looks is very similar to the voluminous, ruffled, pink gown that Rihanna wore on the Grammys red carpet. The couture catwalk for spring always makes me think award season and I would
Who: Actress Salma Hayek Where: At the world premiere of ‘The Prophet’ in Beirut, an animated movie that she co-produced.
The beauty of Haute Couture is the glamour, the knowledge that the garments take hundreds of hours to produce, mostly by hand, nearly all bespoke, and always with no real budget in mind, it is why I love it so much as it is basically pure fantasy, and it’s the wedding gowns that inspire the most. I think this has been one of the best Paris Haute Couture Week’s for a while, truly inspiring craftsmanship that really showcased the best in forward-thinking designs, and the bridal gowns were just exquisite. Elie Saab always inspires brides with his beaded beauties, but I’ve
Haute couture is usually exquisitely crafted gowns, dripping in beads, sequins, Swarovski crystals, and delicate embroideries, which have taken hundreds of hours to produce by hand – that is why I adore it so much, it showcases the brilliance of fashion and techniques that should be admired and promoted. However, it seems that each season we get a taste of the ordinary reworked in an opulent fashion, maybe it is for shock-and-awe, maybe it is to bridge the gap between couture and ready-to-wear, or maybe it is just to make an elaborate statement. Whatever the reason, here are three things I
Elie Saab is a genius at creating glamour that oozes confidence, which is probably why he is so popular with Hollywood’s leading ladies, as well as his designs standing out so much on the red carpet. This week the designer showcased his spring/summer 2015 couture collection, which should be renamed as the Oscar best dressed shortlist, as there were so many gowns that hit the runway that should be destined for red carpet glory. As with Chanel and Armani nature played inspiration to the collection, with oversize blooms and abstract tree-bark effects featuring on gorgeous sheer gowns. But as always with Elie