Inspired by the name and illustrations of the man whom's work brought us the iconic looks and imagery of the house of Dior in the 40's, 50's and till the 70's, Rene Gruau. Even the wallpaper at Galliano's office has one of Gruau's illustrations and this show was a salute for a great talent and...

January 25, 2011 Chanel Haute Couture Spring 2011 Inspiration: Paintings of Marie Laurencin WWD reported that Karl Lagerfeld was inspired by the paintings of Marie Laurencin , namely the portrait she did of Mademoiselle Chanel, for the Spring 2011 Haute Couture collection. The portrait of...

But it continues off the screen and onto the runway, especially in the designs seen on the runway for Christian Dior Couture Spring Summer 2012. I love the full skirt, opera length gloves, and cinched waist of the first look. This is definitely a great look to replicate and celebrates the...

Haute couture week in Paris is, at its core, a celebration of fashion as it once was: A hand-crafted art form, custom-made using only the finest fabrics and materials. The Spring 2011 couture season just came to a close, and from the looks of the collections, something else was celebrated...

Galliano's saluted René Gruau, the illustrator whose work for Christian Dior in the forties and fifties created the house's most iconic imagery, in this Couture Spring 2011 collection. The graphite smears, pencil strokes and scribbles, erasure marks and gouache washes of Gruau's illustrations...

John Galliano turned to Rene Gruau for inspiration, the iconic illustrator's pale tones, watercolors and charcoal lines shaped into 3-dimensional form in what was a startling beautiful collection. The odes to the '50s spirit of the masters Avedon, Penn and Suzy Parker were all there but, as...

Thursday, January 27, 2011 Chanel Couture Spring 2011 Chanel Couture Collection Spring 2011 An airy and luminous feel was taking over at the Chanel Couture Spring 2011 show this week when light colored pieces with a billowy yet structured feel were shown. To give the collection a girlier...

For Chanel haute couture spring 2011 Largerfeld brought about a distinct shift from the almost overbearing opulence of past shows at the Grand Palais and the jaw dropping ability of each look to surpass and out-do the last, to a collection that somehow felt wearable and highly accesible....

Christian Dior Haute Couture spring 2011 Christian Dior opened Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2011 today and it was filled with breathtaking vintage silhouettes, cheery warm weather colors, ladylike gloves and a splash of red. The Dior Haute Couture brought back the meaning of...

Givenchy couture spring 2011 In a perfect world robots, swans and other well feathered creatures of flight, would come together to form one being. Each piece in the Givenchy couture spring 2011 collection is as if it was a work of art. A school of art, a movement, that merges the worlds of...

 

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