Tuesday, July 3, 2012
FALL COUTURE WEEK - Giambattista Valli
Goodness gracious! We just go from one fashion season to another! Well, it's couture week in Paris right now, so we're finally seeing the Fall couture lines. Again, Giambattista Valli showed a beautiful line, and there were a few things that stood out to us. One, try to ignore the butterfly mouths (it's supposed to be all garden-esque, as vogue noted "real butterfly specimens kissed their veiled lips," but all we see is the freaky image from the cover of Silence of the Lambs). We were wondering why we kept viewing this collection in a kind of horror.
OK so besides this, one thing we keep showing you is how much the peplum has taken over the fall runways. Here it's very exaggerated. But another thing we keep seeing is the enhanced hip silhouette. We're not quite sure if this is going to actually take off in real life, we kind of doubt it will, but still, we keep seeing it. Vogue referred to it seen on the Marc Jacobs Fall runway as "exaggerated bell-shaped skirts," style.com took it a step further and called it the "padded hip" and to "Prepare ourselves." We saw it all over the Chanel resort line recently, which has been taken onto the red carpet by Emma Stone and Diane Kruger (see below). But Michaela Stephens might have summed it up best with her comment on the post below: "Nice dress, but I can't help but wonder just what is in it that makes the hips look so weird." Well Michaela there's definitely boning of some sort in there and we can't help but wonder what will become of it. We'll keep you guys updated if we keep seeing it. It's definitely interesting, because do you guys realize that if this were to take off, we wouldn't have seen this silhouette since Marie Antoinette's day? That's kinda crazy to think. We've seen the 20's, 30's, 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's recreated on the runway, but we haven't seen 1770's :). But regardless, some of these looks are very beautiful (eh hem, not incredibly original since some look a lot like this), but still beautiful.
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