With the couture shows coming up, I figured now would be a good time to look at them through the eyes of the original 150 Pokémon. To be honest, it’s fairly simple to find them in couture…maybe a little too simple. Next time you’re looking at a collection, think about it and see what happens. There are at least 5 Vileplumes every season.
1. Giambattista Valli and Ivysaur
2. Jean Paul Gaultier and Alakazam
3. Chanel and Clefable
4. Alexis Mabille and Vaporeon
5. Christian Dior and Chansey
after the last couture season, i started seeing parallels between pokemon and some of the pieces on the runway-check the post. the resemblances were pretty striking, particularly the givenchy jigglypuff ensemble. anyway, now that fall 2010 couture has ended i present to you the pokemon couture.
couture, i choose you!
1: givenchy and mewtwo: pretty much all of givenchy reminded me of mewtwo and mew. the bone detailing and silhouettes scream legendary and scientifically bred pokemon.
2: valentino and gastly: i hate the ghost pokemon but the tulle layer over this dress reminded me of gastly right away. the model’s eyes look similar to his too. wierd.
3: elie saab and charizard: the bat wing sleeves and print made this an easy choice. charizarrrrddd
4: chanel and bulbasaur: karl lagerfeld skinned an ivysaur and made a dress. boom.
5: christian dior and vileplume: the floral collection galliano sent out had plenty of pokemon references (particularly grass pokemon, duh) but this violet and magenta number shouted vileplume like none other.
till next couture season.
sidenote: i stick with the original 151 pokemon, old school.
fair warning: this is likely the most outrageous thing i’ve posted to date.
combing through the couture shows i found a look from givenchy that instantly reminded me of the lovable lullaby-ing jigglypuff…a friendly pokemon. i started browsing in alexis mabille and found another pokemon parallel, then another in chanel, another in dior and another in armani prive. the similarities are pretty striking, enjoy!
1: armani prive and ninetails: the gathers on this dress, the detailing on the neckline and the femininity of it all match up to ninetails pretty well.
2: alexis mabille and dragonair: the seamless blue column, the sheer neck and even the hair are reminiscent of this graceful dragon pokemon.
3: givenchy and jigglypuff: she’s wearing a jigglypuff, i swear to god.
4: chanel and jolteon: the sharp collar, jewel detailing and vibrant nature of this piece are a perfect fit for jolteon (evolved form of eevee when you use a thunder stone, duh)
5: christian dior and articuno: grey breasted bird with long regal tail? can you even tell if i’m talking about the model or the pokemon? it’s especially fitting because articuno is one of the legendary pokemon, just as galliano and dior are legendary.
it’s not so far fetched to think of these light-hearted similarities. have a great day all.*note to pokemon fans: this is limited to the original 151 pokemon because i stopped playing after pokemon sapphire