All held the promise that Jean Paul Gaultier would parade punk couture, hardly a new idea for him, and not exactly a thrilling prospect for us, especially given that the designer has been going through a dry spell of late. But something magical happened on Gaultier's catwalk today. A living...

Most of you have probably read the bad reviews of this Christian Dior Haute Couture show, they were unavoidable. But I don't think they were completely justified. I'll agree that there was too much going on, but there were some beautiful pieces in the show and I think the negative reviews came...

Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2011-2012 ramp also saw its fair share of 50s poodle style skirts as well as pleated skirts. The collection had a lot of vibrant, neon as well as candy floss colors. The tulip-cut outfits in pop art print stood out for their well designed...

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Elie Saab Haute Couture Autumn Winter 2011 was a show of ethereal beauty. The dresses looked light as air but trust me when I say it probably took a lot of effort to wear these pieces as they are so intricately detailed and weighed down with beading and other embellishments. One can only...

My only complaints were that a few outfits looked far to plain for couture, and I did not like his menswear at all. But I haven't featured that here, I tend to ignore menswear in womenswear shows as it annoys me. And Jean Paul Gaultier's menswear was extra annoying: I don't like lace, trains,...

I met with Emilie yesterday in Paris and managed to get a sneak peak at Jean Paul Gaultier's Haute couture collection for autumn/winter 2011. I have to say the girls walked way to quickly which made it hard to capture them but looking at the pictures last night I had to admit that the dresses...

I still feel the same way that I felt about the last Givenchy haute couture show, that there isn't much of a progression from one season to the next. Yes, these dresses are beautiful and the detailing looks like a couture masterpiece. But I just feel the repetitive shapes and colour is too...

I was so excited to hear that Giambattista Valli was going to be showing haute couture this season, he is the perfect designer to make the transition from ready to wear into haute couture. In fact, a lot of his ready to wear is very couture-like. This collection was very predictable, but in a...

Watch Giorgio Armani Privé on the runway – the Haute Couture Fall Winter 2011/2012 Collection by Giorgio Armnani, shown as part of Paris Fashion Week at Palais de Chaillot on July 5, 2011 in Paris, France. This year Giorgio Armani decided to use his creative talents to reach out to the victims...

 

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