Last week, the Haute Couture presentations for F/W 2012 took place in Paris and they have brought along some adorable and stunning looks. From Christian Dior to Stéphane Rolland, from Versace to Valentino, enjoy the best of the best.
GIVENCHY HAUTE COUTURE:
Personally speaking, Givenchy Haute Couture F/W 2012 is my favourite. It is so modern, edgy and cool. This fringed top above or the long embellished cape with fur details are both to die for! If I could wear couture every day, how I would long for it to be Givenchy Haute Couture…
STÉPHANE ROLLAND HAUTE COUTURE:
Stéphane Rolland is always one of the highly anticipated presentations during Haute Couture fashion week in Paris, and this time was no exception. His couture designs are modern and sexy, more of a “Hot Couture”.
Do you remember when supermodel Yasmin Le Bon closed the show in a gigantic red gown last season? Click here for the previous post. This time, it was actress Fan Bingbing, whom I had met at the Trophée Chopard party in Cannes in May, who wowed the guests in a striking sleeveless gown with a cape that took over the entire runway.
CHANEL HAUTE COUTURE:
Two contradictory words on the invitation: “New Vintage”. At Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld returned to the essence of the fashion house and delved into the past with a collection of bouclé jackets and feather-trimmed gowns. His bridal look left me speechless.
ZUHAIR MURAD HAUTE COUTURE:
Opulence is what Zuhair Murad is all about. Haute Couture how you imagine it.
VALENTINO HAUTE COUTURE:
Valentino’s embroidered and hand-painted looks were proof that couture’s artistry and craftsmanship are higher than ever. Absolutely breathtaking!
Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli, who have been helming the famous label since 2008 following Mr Valentino’s retirement, did a wonderful job.
CHRISTIAN DIOR HAUTE COUTURE:
Raf Simons’s debut collection for Christian Dior was probably one of the most refreshing couture show. Clean but masterfully tailored, those strapless embroidered mini gowns over pants, all free from fuss, looked like contemporary couture should look like.
Donatella Versace returned to the Ritz Paris for the presentation of her Atelier Versace F/W 2012 collection.
The famous hotel had hosted many Atelier Versace shows before. Donatella was paying homage to her late brother Gianni with a collection that encapsulated the best of the iconic Versace looks.
Those sultry veils seen at Armani Privé were outstanding.
JEAN-PAUL GAULTIER HAUTE COUTURE:
Speaking of Hot Couture, Jean-Paul Gaultier served up a good dose of sexiness with his creations. Gaultier at his best!
I hope that you have enjoyed my little Haute Couture report.
Photos: Courtesy of the Brands, © Getty Images