Daily Archives: 7 July, 2013


Armani Privé Fall Couture 2013

Taking a breather from futuristic experiments and far-flung multicultural references, Giorgio Armani went back to terra firma — Thirties glamour — and delivered one of his strongest Privé collections in recent seasons. Couture may be for the 0.001 percent, but the Italian designer wants to win over that entire fortunate fraction. “This collection is to…


Jean Paul Gaultier Fall Couture 2013

The salons were named for wild cats — Cougar, for one — and the opening music, the theme from “The Pink Panther,” introduced a lineup named for women with an inclination towards danger: Poison Ivy, Catwoman and Mata Hari. While such could have been markers of a mystery-woman camp fest, they were not, at least…


Valentino Fall Couture 2013

“A cabinet of curiosities.” What a splendid starting point for couture, a realm supposedly unique as well as sublime. The notion worked beautifully for Valentino’s Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, whose now-identifiable signature – romantic elegance evocative of Renaissance portraiture – has a pristine core well-suited to surface eccentricity.


Elie Saab Fall Couture 2013

A sparkling affair, literally. When it came to sequins, Elie Saab practiced no restraint for his fall couture collection. The Lebanese designer densely scattered ruby red, sapphire blue and emerald green ones on practically every inch of silk, mousseline and lace he could get his needle on. Many of these heavily embroidered gowns had a…

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