Couture week: I’m too broke to afford anything and too un-famous to sit and watch dresses worth my entire college tuition walk down a runway either. But I can admire from afar, so here we go!
And because there are too many shows to go through and only one of me, I’ve decided to do this in a slightly irreverent manner (sorry, Vogue) and summarize each of my favourite shows with a sentence about the collection and a photo.
Kind of like a high-end Coachella. For, say, Kate Middleton, if she were feeling a trip to a desert music festival.
Like a dainty handkerchief for ya body.
If feminine pastel silk and sleek power silhouettes procreated to create a beautiful, asymmetrical baby.
“Upper East Side goes to the beach” chic.
RALPH & RUSSO
Big, gorgeous, dramatic, and largely floral, like a walking wedding cake.
Short & Shakespearean (also my fave collection from the week).
Chanel. No other descriptor necessary.
Covering the 3Ms: monochrome, minimalist, and masculine.
Mother Nature gets a haute couture makeover but gets to keep her earth tones.
Ridiculously stunning dresses: now for children too!
Picture reserved, quiet, boring. Then picture the exact opposite. Voilà: it’s Maison Margiela’s fall couture week collection!
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER
How to survive a Russian winter 101: steal one of the fluffy face-halos featured in this Jean Paul Gaultier collection. The gorgeous gowns in deep muted colours will also probably help, somehow.
A collection of every dress I plan on wearing to red carpets when I’m exceedingly rich and famous.
Shakespeare- Mod and completely showstopping; the perfect finale for Maria Grazia Chiuri’s final Valentino show.
Pleated Greek goddess dresses get a monochromatic twist, plus some ties.
Hands down the coolest runway show in the history of runway shows, plus the dresses were wonderful, but most of the time I was just worried that the models would slip and fall into the Trevi fountain.