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...

" -Karl Lagerfeld Today, Chanel presented the Spring 2011 Haute Couture collection at the Pavillon Cambon Capucines. Inspired by the paintings of Marie Laurencin, notably a portrait of Mlle. Chanel . The soft pastel colors, especially pinks and greys were brought to life from the paintings...

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...

do I get the feeling that Riccardo Tisci is fighting some kind of sartorial fight in his couture collections? His meticulously sewn and embroidered looks seem ready to come to life and fight for their sartorial rights. Or more. The work of an artistically tormented soul, Riccardo Tisci ‘s...

Why do I get the feeling that Riccardo Tisci is fighting some kind of sartorial fight in his couture collections? His meticulously sewn and embroidered looks seem ready to come to life and fight for their sartorial rights. Or more. The work of an artistically tormented soul, Riccardo Tisci‘s...

Susan Tabak home The magnificent Hôtel d'Evreux, on the Place Vendôme (right next to the Hôtel Ritz, and surrounded by some of the world's finest jewelry boutiques), is a perfect setting for Riccardo Tisci's Haute Couture presentations for the house of Givenchy. It's always a pleasure to...

Eschewing a traditional runway show for an intimate couture presentation, Riccardo Tisci was able to brilliantly capture the Japanese mood he was in and explain his thought-provoking designs to his audience. A total of ten dresses were shown in detail from both the front and back--the latter...

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...

Susan Tabak home It's always a very special experience, seeing the GivenchyHaute Couture each season–it's shown as a small, but utterly extraordinary, presentation held in the beautiful salons of the Hôtel d'Evreux, on the Place Vendôme. For the past few seasons, Riccardo Tisci has mounted...

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....

 

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