Fashion month is one of our favorite times of the year, but Haute Couture Week holds a particularly special place in our hearts. Why? Well, the fashions are more elaborate, extravagant and outrageous! This year we were definitely not at a loss for favorite looks because the designers really brought their talent to another level.
Couture Week was kicked off by Atelier Versace! Inspired by Grace Jones, many of the dresses featured silky draped hoods, flowing fabrics, and intricate crystal embellishments.
The Elie Saab show had our hearts aflutter. Inspired by artist, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, this collection was as light and floral as a painting. Pastels and small botanical embellishments reigned supreme, and each look bloomed with detail.
The Giambattista Valli Haute Couture show pumped up the volume, literally. The looks were flouncy, sculpted, and reminiscent of big candy-colored bows.
The looks at the Valentino show were one part wild and one part literary. Featuring golds and neutrals, each look was elegant and unique.
Which show got your vote for the most inspiring and elaborate? What about the most wearable? Sound off below!
Not only did the 2013 Met Gala bring art enthusiasts and fashion designers together, it brought our city together. Each year that the Met Gala takes place the city becomes a bit more vibrant. The punk theme truly brought nostalgia to the city and encouraged everyone to dress the part. We loved how each starlet had fun with their looks and we’re dying to DIY our own punk project.
FEATHERSSarah Jessica Parker rocked a Giles gown with a custom Philip Treacy headpiece and plaid Louboutins
Kristen Dunst wore a Louis Vuitton feathered frock
Amar’e Stoudemire’s pregnant wife Alexis Stoudemire wore a feather enhanced Giambattista Valli couture gown.
Jennifer Morrison stunned in a black lace Donna Karan number.
Kristen Stewart opted for a lace embellished Stella McCartney pantsuit.
Rooney Mara, the co-host of the evening selected an ivory lace Givenchy gown with zipper accents.
Donatella Versace wore her own spike enhanced gown.
Cameron Diaz donned a sleek blue Stella McCartney dress.
Sienna Miller was very punk in her Burberry ensemble.
Like every season for Fashion Couture, Fall 2011 was out of this world. Each and every piece from the designer collections seemed to be inspired from a different world or period in time and culture. Armani Prive channeled his collection from the roots of Japan, while Channel captured a look that belonged to another planet using feathers, beads, oversized pants, dark colors with hints of sparkle matching the beautiful stars at night. Christian Dior’s collection was colorful and theatrical under the new creative directer Bill Gaytten he managed to make the collection feel a chic night in Paris. Giambattista Valli’s collection was filled with bright colors, classic whites and beautiful animal prints channeling the late 60’s and lastly Valentino collection was filled with peices that had a magical feel with such impecable detail, it reminded me of Jane Austen’s era. View all the collections on style.com