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Christian Dior Haute Couture Spring Summer 2011 Part 2


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Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Spring Summer 2011


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Chanel Haute Couture Spring 2011


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Alexis Mabille Haute Couture Spring 2010 – Split Personality

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Alexis Mabille Haute Couture Spring 2010 – Split Personality


Alexis Mabille Haute Couture Spring 2010

Alexis Mabille Haute Couture Spring 2010

Alexis Mabille is a favorite designer of mine because he does two things well: bows and simplicity. His new Spring 2010 Haute Couture collection exemplified this principle, though it was a little lighter on the bows than past seasons.

Models strutted down the runway with split personalities – literally. Many of the looks were color blocked with black on one side and red, fuchsia, or grey on the other side. The color blocking carried through from the hair to the tips of the models toes. It was definitely a unique look that made good show but would probably not translate very well on the streets. His signature bows popped up in different places – waists, necks, heads, shoulders and bags (my favorite!).

My favorite looks in the collection included his boxy coats and jackets. For the most part, the day looks were subdued with splashes of color. The night looks were definitely more glam with sequins, sheer panels, and satin party dresses. The bracelets and necklaces looked really interesting from afar and I’d love to see them close up.

Alexis Mabille Haute Couture Spring 2010

Alexis Mabille Haute Couture Spring 2010

Alexis Mabille finished his show with a wedding gown but the only thing I liked about it was the sheer panel and the black bow on top. Other than that, it came off looking like a very expensive burqa.

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If I Was A Rich Girl: Vintage Christian Dior


*I know proper grammar dictates the use of the word “were” not “was” but the title is a tongue in cheek reference to the song Rich Girl song*
This week, Yoox.com unveiled a special sale of vintage Christian Dior pieces from the 1940s to the 1980s. There’s everything from sunglasses, gloves, hats, brooches and gowns. Many of the pieces were surprisingly affordable and went fast. Of course, I’m always drawn to what I can’t have – like this vintage Haute Couture silk organza beaded gown designed by Christian Dior himself. For a mere $10,000 you can buy a piece of history . . . and look fabulous.

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And, “if I had all the money in the world,” I’d head over to the Chanel sale too.

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Details on Chanel boutiques where sales will be held after the jump . . .

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