Saturday, January 27, 2007

Elie Saab Spring 2007 Couture

A lovely lace dress with bolero.

Just perfect.

Classic goddess gown.

Bold stripes are charming here, and soften the black bodice.

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Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2007 Couture

A very pretty pantsuit.

I like this silhouette very much, and it seems to be all over this season.

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Christian Lacroix Spring 2007 Couture

Classic navy/white dots on a cute spring dress.

A dropped waist dress looks fresh.

A cute trapeze coat.

A very pretty petalled skirt on a lovely dress.

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Friday, January 26, 2007

Valentino Spring 2007 Couture

A darling tiny, off-the-shoulder bolero.

Another dress/bolero combination, with intricately finished details including pleated patterns in the skirt, as shown below.

A beautifully cut jacket with interesting horizontal detailing on the bodice and the sleeves.

A delicately beautiful coat with large piping detail.

A rather simply-shaped top and skirt, but look at the shoulders, below.

A very pretty suit with padded edging.

A beautiful combination of fabrics, garments and silhouette.

The coat everyone's talking about.

The bodice of this dress has very interesting lines.

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Givenchy Spring 2007 Couture

Showcasing the combination Naval Uniform/Mermaid theme.

An interesting print from head to toe.

Naval details in a wild print.

Interesting trim using wrapped stuffed tubes.

The one very lovely thing here. Chiffon overlays, and the mermaid theme is continued with the "coral" shoulders, shown below.

A net jacket which gives the effect of being encrusted by sea creatures.

Showing mastery over the fabric.

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Thursday, January 25, 2007

Armani Spring 2007 Couture

Scimitar lapels at Armani.

How moderne.

A very pretty suit.

A little origami influence in a beautiful light windowpane fabric.

A matelassé tunic with an interesting shape.

I can't tell exactly what this is; an overblouse of beads, or just jewelry, but it gives a real touch of intrigue to what is essentially a tank top and a skirt.

A very interesting draped jacket, with a python skirt.

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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Christian Dior Spring 2007 Couture

Madama Butterfly with origami accents.

So intricately done.

A fabulous cocktail look.

Just fabulous!

How truly sculptural, and a great Watteau train on a strapless gown.

A wonderful evening suit.

A great kimono interpretation.

A kimono suit with silk ribbon embroidery and a cricket belt. Close up of the belt below.

An unusual woven effect with a bonsai hat.

A glorious shape, with quilted details.

Wave coat.

Very dramatic.

A Japanese Flamenco twist.

Total confection.

A masterful juxtaposition of fabrics.

Just lovely.

A classic opera coat shape, beautifully rendered.

The bride.

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