To say Giorgio Armani's Spring 2011 couture collection for Armani Prive was shiny would be the understatement of the year. The king of Milan presented a futuristic yet oddly vintage collection that was heavy on high shine, jewel tones and 80s and 70s influence (including whispers of Pierre...

Really pretty dresses from Valentino Fall 2011 Couture collection. Above, regal white floor length cape with braided detailing; below, sheer long-sleeve gown with ruffles, neck adorned with tulle bow. Gown with illusion long sleeves in dotted tulle. Slim silhouette + long sleeves =...

Uma looked great wearing a rich red pleated long dress with spaghetti straps from the Valentino Spring 2011 Couture collection. Uma paired her dress with black sandals and a slightly messy hair style. This is Uma's second time wearing the same dress. She wore the dress before while out...

For me the standout pieces of the collection were the tweed jacket worn by Freja Beha Erichsen that appeared to have black veins sprawling down from the shoulders, the black and gunmetal sequin cigarette pants and a blush flowing Grecian skirt with raw hem. Photos courtesy of...

The pleats, drapes and folds evoked a Greek goddess-in-training and the spring floral print was young and fresh. But despite all the texture and detail there was something about the collection that left me wanting more, something incongruous, half-thought out that I've been unable to put...

Some white wedding gown inspiration from the runway of Alexis Mabille Spring 2011 couture collection. Lots of clean and crisp looks here with feminine floral touches. Glamourous sheath worn with lace-up opera-length gloves. Long sleeve gown with bow accent. Pretty lace caftan mini dress...

Tisci used a silhouette and aesthetic similar to the one employed in his Fall 2010 couture collection yet the results were so very different. While I appreciate that Tisci used an all-Asian cast I'm looking forward to the day when it becomes more than just a gimmick. Photos courtesy of...

John Galliano's Spring 2011 couture collection for Christian Dior was an interesting mix of tulle, dégradé, feathers and painterly strokes of beading inspired by the work of illustrator Rene Gruau. Monsieur Galliano began the show with a smouldering Karlie Kloss in a deep red ombre jacket...

At first glance the Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2011 couture collection looks like a frenetic, schizophrenic potpourri of looks, styles and themes. However, a second viewing shows a career that includes skillfully re-imagined classics. While "punk couture" has been thrown around there are...

Models Freja Beha Erichsen + Jac + Caroline Brasch Nielsen + Daphne Groeneveld + Jenny Sinkaberg + Hanne Gaby Odiele + Sigrid Agren + Roberta Narciso + Maud Welzen + Kamila Filipcikova + Anna Selezneva + Gwen Loos + Dorothea Barth Jorgensen + Siri Tollerød + Ruby Aldridge + Julia Saner...

 

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