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The House of Dior Will Survive Without Galliano, While Lanvin Awes

So I guess we can pretty much say that the House of Dior will survive without its genius John Galliano, while Lanvin continues to awe the critics. Looking at the Dior show yesterday, I think we can pretty much say that while the show wasn’t perfect, it was still a pretty fantastic show with elements that we have seen before like big hats, thigh high boots, and pretty fabrics. The part that made me feel some kind of way was when the entire in house design team came out in white lab coats at the end of the show with no John Galliano in sight, which brings me to this little tidbit.

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Resort 2011-Lanvin

This is the final Resort 2011 review.
Alber Elbaz really knows what to do with color, shape, and draping. He is another designer that somehow knows what women want. If I had the funds, I would buy every piece from the resort collection. It was just that amazing to me.  The draping reminded me of of a Grecian Goddess on vacation, and the shoes that where mixed and matched with one another is totally something I would not only do but have done before. All of those platform wedges are to die for. Rachel Zoe is probably dying in the arms of Brad right now as we speak. There were 40 pictures to choose from on Style.com. It was really hard deciding what to show on the blog since I loved all of it. I didn’t even post all of the beautiful Lanvin swimsuits. Don’t forget to go to Style.com and check out the other Resort 2011 collections.

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Paris Fashion Week & Other Stuff

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Before I get into fashion week, I just want to say, please go see Alice in Wonderland. It was a very good movie. While watching the movie, please don’t focus on the book version because it follows the book, but it doesn’t follow the book. I don’t want to give too much away, but you will understand what I am talking about once you see the film. Also if you are a super geek like me, you will be uber happy to know that the preview for the new Tron movie, Tron Legacy is shown during the previews.
Paris Fashion Week has been really impressive. I expected it to be this way though. I love Paris Fashion Week. I rarely find bad clothes or bad collections during the fashion week there. I have been perusing the style.com and other sites looking for pictures of the collections, and they have been amazing. John Galliano created another equestrian themed collection for Christian Dior. It feels like a more ready to wear version than the last couture show, but that doesn’t mean it is more toned down. Issey Miyake was very United Colors of Benetton looking to me. The colorful coats and knitwear look very exciting for fall. Lanvin was very dark and featured amazing draping and tight silhouettes. Roland Mouret was very structural, but I’m not surprised. The way is shapes his fabrics makes it look like geometry is his best friend. Yohji Yamamoto showed some of the best knitwear and menswear on the planet. This is what Alexander Wang should have showed. Tim Hamilton’s collection was small, but very wearable. It reminded me of something Karen O would wear on her day off. Photos from Style.com. I hope you all have a great weekend. I am now going to attempt to write an essay on Rick Owens with a broken A key.

Paris Spring Fashion Week Post 3

Karl Lagerfeld’s show was full of black, with few colors thrown in. Surprise Surprise! The main color were black ad white, with some silver and apricot thrown in. I was surprised that the bulk of his show had shorts, shorts, shorts, and even shorter mini dresses. There were flat shorts and pleated shorts and shorts that appeared to be made from leather. I guess Uncle Karl wants everyone to bear their legs this coming spring.

Lanvin was an exceptional show. Alber Elbaz really knows how to dress a woman. While I thought the makeup and hair was more than a little harsh, the clothes totally made up for that. This collection was full of hot dresses and dress suits with peplum swirling around the hips. I also like the color scheme of the show. There were you blacks and neutrals, but there were also reds, and blues, and yellows that popped. The jumpsuits were very ladylike and chic. I also like how Elbaz included the big billowy sleeves without making them look cliche. The shoes were gorgeous and very high. The last few dresses in the collection were great because the mixing of patterns and fabrics with the draping was just out of this world.

Dior carried the theme from the house’s last couture show into the spring ready to wear show. All of the models were dressed up as glamorous 1940s movie starlets with long wavy hair and shiny platform shoes with socks. The wore long flowing gowns or short jackets and trench coats with exposed slip dresses or camisole tops. Galliano also made dresses out of lace,lame, busitiers, and tulle. It was a very classic collection.

Photos from Style.com.