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...

Givenchy really is on a winning streak lately. The Spring 2011 Couture collection was only 10 looks long, but each one was a smash hit! With embroidery and detail work that took as long as 4,000 hours, Givenchy is setting a new standard of couture. I guess this is when creative meets OCD,...

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...

Givenchy's spring 2011 couture showing gives way to another presentation this season with ten looks by designer Riccardo Tisci. Unique to the showing was a cast of all Asian models including Shu Pei, Ming Xi, Tao Okamoto, Hye Rim Park, Fei Fei Sun, Liu Wen, Jiang Xiao Yi, Ai Tominaga, So Young...

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...

"Purity, lightness and fragility" was the focus of Givenchy Fall 2011 couture collection, and consisting of mostly white high neck, long sleeve gowns, this collection is definitely a chic bride's delight. Above and below, peplum gown embellished with pearls along the neckline and sleeves....

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...

It seems that youthful femininity and airy lightness are emerging themes this season and Valentino co-designers Pier Paolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri have tapped into that trend via a virginal Spring 2011 couture collection that was full of pale, blush tones, fluttering butterflies and...

 

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