John Galliano, former creative director at Dior and fashion legend is out. Fired just days before his runway presentation amidst allegations of an anti-semitic rant at a cafe in Paris, it was obvious that Galliano would not be present during Paris Fashion Week. But the show must go on and indeed it did. There was something for everyone from the deepest of purples and blues, to the palest pinks and yellows, to virginal white. Floor skimming overcoats and bulky furs to tiny baby doll dresses and sheer fabrics graced the runway. And for the hopeless romantic, a duo of dresses adorned with frills and bows were made to order. The collection is a testament to the talent of the scandal-plagued designer whose future in fashion is as uncertain as who will replace him at Dior.
The show commenced with a Zorro moment complete with a black cape and wide brimmed hat paired with a thigh length skirt and bare legs. Alber Elbaz, the creative force behind Lanvin, decided to play with proportions this season as evidenced by a black turtleneck dress, puffy up top yet form fitting below, and a beige showstopper with oversized sleeves and a cinched waist. The finale dresses came in bright, juicy colors and fun shapes sure to appease any body type.
Viktor & Rolf
Spiky shoulders, scaly arms, and a shirt that resembled bat wings were all a part of the craziness that was the Viktor and Rolf show. The model's faces were painted devil red adding to the over the top presentation. The looks seemed stiff and unwearable (i.e. a coat with two black pinwheels decorating the front and a raised collar suitable if you were a vampire but not for the everyday woman). However there were a few frocks with dainty pleated skirts and an enlarged rose print covering the bodice that were very pleasing to the eye.
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