a litttttttle on the ralph lauren side but what am i saying…i mean. awesome. and that smiling model gets me every time.
All images from Style.com.
1: rag and bone spring 2010 boots: you got me feelin’ hella good so lets just keeep onn dannncinnn (guitar noises)
valentino showed their couture collection today. i must say it is certainly a departure from the emperor. i also must say that we’re dealing with an entirely new house…a re-birth? after this collection it’s hard to say. a re-birth would require some of the same dna and while the skill set remains, i am hard pressed to find the same charm and spirit that valentino himself brought to the collection.
1: valentino haute couture a/w 2007
2: valentino haute couture s/s 2010
chanel haute couture s/s 2010
thoughts: got the same feeling from here that i got from dior, very ethereal. at chanel it was more forward thinking, slightly updated silhouettes while still paying homage to some hallmarks of the house. the absence of black seems to be the topic of choice, the little black dress having been a trademark of the label. there’s clear similarity to the spring 2010 ready to wear show as well, which was almost universally loved. i tend to be unwavering of my support of the couture houses, and this certainly won’t make me stop.
aside from the looks themselves, the amount of work required to make just one of these pieces is unfathomable and sadly will soon be lost. you can’t not admire them.
1: whatup chanel suit/shorts
2: why, that’s a fine dress you have
3: don’t mind me, this is just my awesome cocoon
4: lady gaga appropriate?
5: hot damn couture!