Paris Fashion week The recession seems to bring out the best of fashion designers. What were the highlights of Paris fashion week this October Most stunningly Alexander McQueen offered bizarre and terrifying shoes which resembled armadillos in both shape and size and his dresses were technical works of art – embodiment of evolution, play of imagination including alien, insect, and sea creature themes. Sexy appearances were noticeable by Dior and Balmain and Chanel, Vuitton, Miu Miu bets went to the youthful looks. High chic is reserved for Givenchy, and Celine.
Dior’s show by John Galliano delivered an impressive film noir shades with lingerie as outerwear which presumably did not shock anybody. Vuitton’s performance was named ” a show for the New Age Traveler. Combining street, hippie, and cyber themes, he meant it to be an antidote to his cocktail punk/couture look of last season (Fourmont 2009).” Givenchy’s incredibly chic and wearable show pinched with its appearance even the most exhausted attendants. Riccardo Tisci was influenced by Morocco and the 1960s Roman couture. This was flatteringly transformed into diamond-shaped shirts, and jackets with exaggerated ” V” lapels, and harem pants.
” After a debut show that paid homage to Valentino last season, the design duo Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli really made their own statement with the brand. That meant modern, shorter looks in a beautiful palette of stone, putty, and bronze colors (Fourmont 2009).” Karl Lagerfeld’s models were inspired by Marie-Antoinette’s Hameau and Chanel logo was printed on a burlap sack. He presented flare dresses with high heeled clogs – hints to the 1990s.
Fourmont, Elisabeth. 2009. Paris Fashion Week Roundup I: Dior, Chapurin, Chloe, Vuitton, and Givenchy. Available at http://www. chicagomag. com/Radar/Fashion-Week/October-2009/Paris-Fashion-Week-Roundup-II-Chanel-YSL-Valentino-Alexander-McQueen-and-Dries-Van-Noten/ Accessed [12 October 2009]