Paris Couture Fashion Week

BATD ON Jul 12, 2010 AT 12:58 pm

Giorgio Armani Privé Couture

Giorgio Armani Privé Couture

Paris Couture Fashion Week came to a close last Wednesday (07.07.10) after designs by Elie Saab, Jean Paul Gaultier and Valentino put on their shows. The three days of fashion shows presented the haute couture of 12 great designers, and with that many designers being showcased, we’ve decided there are simply too many brilliant dresses to choose from.

The much-anticipated autumn couture collection by Giorgio Armani proved to be nothing less than sleek and sophisticated in Tuesday’s show. This knee-length, taupe-coloured jacket is one of the many beautifully tailored jackets showcased on the runway in Paris as part of the Armani Privé collection.

Armani’s signature style for the autumn/winter season includes a delicious array of caramel-chocolate colours that are accented with oversized buttons, belts and broaches made of ceramics and wood. These chic Italian designs were definitely worth the wait!

Karl Lagerfeld's Chanel Couture


Tuesday’s show also included Karl Lagerfeld’s Chanel couture, which turned out to be an extravagant production, with the models strutting around an enormous gold lion that took centre stage. The giant statue was meant reference Coco Chanel’s star sign, Leo, although the link was slightly ambiguous… 

A Russian influence was clearly seen in the fur-trimmed coats that hit above the knee, accompanied by a pair of demi-ruched boots. And of course, there were dresses, skirt and jackets showcased in Russian red. The most prevalent colours were shades of gold, toffee and chocolate, accented with oversized, jewelled metal bracelets

Stéphane Rolland Couture


With one last look at Tuesday’s show, the designs by Stéphane Rolland were a favourite with their effortless look. The fluid motion of this oyster gray dress is naturally beautiful, and its length shows off the gem-embellished tights that many of the models were wearing. The colour palette of Stéphane Rolland’s couture was kept simple with basic black, oyster gray and royal blue, colours well-suited for the liquid contours of these designs.

Chanel and Dior Couture makeup 2010

Chanel (left) and Dior (right) Couture makeup for 2010

In terms of the makeup this year we had two sides of a coin; luxe and sophisticated for the likes of Chanel and utter wildness for the likes of Galliano for Dior (true to his outrageous style). Trends to look out for this year are definitely the slightly unkempt and swish side parting and some fabulously precise red lips in a lovely array of plums and berrys.

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