Couture Week 2016: Part 2

(If you haven’t already, check out Part 1 HERE)

Today I’ll be covering my favorites from Jean Paul Gaultier, Givenchy, and Valentino from last week’s Paris Couture Week.

Jean Paul Gaultier

As I briefly mentioned in my last post, I saw exactly what I’ve come to expect from the great JPG; French maid/biker/flight attendant chique but this time with a pajama/lingerie twist. Also in classic Gaultier form, the models did not simply just walk the runway. They practically stomped it, high-fiving each other as they passed, some even smoking cigarettes and drinking champagne. The very first look of the show was a definite favorite for me. Lately I’ve been feeling the need to buy every single pajama-like piece I can get my hands on and this coat is no exception. The pajama theme continues for most of the looks in black and white, deep reds and blues, and the occasional tassel. The show continues from there with leather and suits, with the occasional nod back to the non PJ PJ’s. I will always have a soft spot for Gaultier ever since seeing his exhibition at the Brooklyn museum in 2013. Gaultier brought the authentic French Couture to Paris Couture Week.

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Givenchy

One of the smaller collections shown this fashion week, Riccardo Tisci’s couture collection for Givenchy consisted of 12 looks, nestled within the men’s collection. Consisting of sparkles, sheer lace, nude colors, navys, pops of deep red, a multi colored dress/cape combo (the opening women’s piece), and one pop of bright green. As always when I watch these shows, I begin to chose people that I would dress in the looks (seeing as I am no where near affording any of this yet!). The one who came the mind the most  while looking at these pieces is definitely Florence Welch. How amazing would she look on stage in one of these capes?!

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Valentino

LORD. OF. THE. RINGS. That’s all that I could imagine while watching these elven-like models walk the runway. While the huge collection consisted of gorgeous golds, nudes, reds, and blues, I’ve chosen to focus on the amazing green pieces in the collection. Once again, we’re seeing a lot of sheers mixed with capes and golden accents. I’m also obsessed with the beauty-looks throughout the collection: simple, “no makeup” makeup with slicked down center parts and gorgeous hair pieces. The collection also gave me a “Midsummer Night’s Dream” feel with the models natural looks and dainty sandals.

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Thank you so much for reading my review of Paris Couture Week! Be sure to follow me if you aren’t already using the buttons on the right. I’ll be back soon with more OOTD’s as well as an overview of Men’s Fashion Week! ❤

 

(Photos from Vogue Runway)

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