July 7, 2005

f/w 05 haute couture: dior, armani privé, valentino.

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talk about having a hot streak…john galliano presented a killer presentation for his menswear collection a week ago, then uped the ante with a phenomenal dior haute couture show yesterday. he brought out all the big guns: nadja, linda, shalom, eva, and of course naomi, to offer his take on dior’s last 100 years. from erin o’connor’s entrance on horse-drawn carriage to lily cole’s bride, this was galliano at his best. transparency was a big thread, as the dresses were complete with pin cushions and boning made visible and even the suits had see through portions weaved into the tweeds. as the front row glitterati (charlize, christina aguilera and drew barrymore) already know, galliano is the man.


giorgio armani’s presentation for armani prive was just what the divas wanted: lots of red carpet worthy gowns and separates. the difference from last season was that he explored daywear with sensual silk jackets and skirts, chiffon blouses and velvet trousers.

valentino is one to never give in to trends. it’s always provide the best that haute couture has to offer: tweed suits with fur trim, cocktail dresses with satin bows and evening gowns with ruched fronts, crystal embroidery and hand sewn lace.