It was a display of fireworks on Zuhair Murad‘s Spring 2017 couture runway – the designer taking literal inspiration from the advanced pyrotechnic displays of Japan. The concept was realized through a few playsuits and jumpsuits, but mostly gowns of eye-popping color.
It started with a risque v-plunge neck blue frock with a center slit so high you dare not stare…but you find your eyes darting back just to watch if there just might be an accidental train wreck because you are, in fact, human. Daring, Mr. Saab.
A favorite design house for the A-list red carpet, Ralph & Russo keeps stepping up their game. For the Spring 2017 couture collection, the magic team Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo wanted to offer a variety of red carpet worthy looks to every type of woman, focusing around the thought of empowerment. With Kirsten Dunst in attendance, I’m wondering if we might see one of these dresses on her in one of the coming awards shows….
Alessandro Michele is certainly a heady artist in the design world, and his Spring 2017 collection for Gucci was a wacky parade of 20th century (mostly 70’s) meets best-of historical costume. Michele wanted the garments to talk about love and quirkiness.
The Altuzarra Spring 2017 RTW collection was meant to bring a little levity back into the public conversation. With all the conflict and friction in the public forum, especially with the upcoming election, why not inject a little light-hearted fun?
When Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody is playing, you know the energy of the collection is going to be high. Infused with the ’70’s vibe, Zuhair Murad‘s Fall 2016 Couture collection broke out of the princess shimmer gown stereotype and went a little rocker, a little hippie chic, and a little Gustav Klimt art piece.
The base looks were very much house Murad, with sheer skintight embroidered body silhouette gowns, jumpsuits, a caftan, mini dresses, and a stunning bridal gown to close the show. The vintage 70’s vibe was infused with ruffled hemlines over thigh high boots, velvet capes, dipped down cartwheel hats, and intricate macrame embroideries.
Karl Lagerfeld is known for creating dreamlike backdrops for his runway shows, and the Fall 16 Couture show was perhaps the apex for most Chanel fans who were there to witness it. Lagerfeld actually flew in the ateliers and their workshops in which the magic of Chanel is made, and gave Chanel coveteurs a chance to witness – during a live runway couture show – the actual process of making couture clothing. Apparently, there was nothing staged about it. He instructed the ateliers to continue their work just as they had back in their actual shop. Um, what?! What an incredible jaw-on-the-floor moment!
The focal point was dreamy movement in Alberta Ferretti’s Fall 16 Couture collection, and to this end, there was a plethora of vintage vibed fringe, beading, pearls, and flowing silks wafting through the halls of her Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré shop.
While attending a black tie charity gala, Kate Middleton arrived looking old world elegant in a blush gown with rose gold and silver sequins that glistened in the setting sun.
The Jenny Packham gown is timeless and so incredibly gorgeous – I love how it shimmers as she moves! And look at the delicate sheer column tie flounce sleeves. Gorgeous. We done fawning yet? Yep, didn’t think so. And the dress is actually available now. Because for any black tie affair…or walking around the house, this dress is obviously a must.
Usually, it’s only the little girls wishing they could be royalty, but when I see what Kate Middleton gets to wear to some of these events, oh my goodness, I totally wouldn’t mind being her!
For the Queen’s 90th birthday, Kate donned this gorgeous blue coat with a white lace overlay and a cute white feather hat.