Couture Fall 08′ wrap-up
Let’s start with this full-length video of the Dior couture show.
It made me realize a few things:
— out of the 44 looks shown, there are twelve gowns. The last gown is show-stopping no less, but I am thinking of those days when Galliano would create ten and not just one of that for couture.
— The casting is full of modelling newbies (actually, the entire couture week has been missing of veterans). They should have used 44 Natasha or Tanya. I broke out in sweat seeing Georgina struggling with the last gown but I really admire her confidence and courage. It is very very very impressive for a newbie.
— The models might get to keep the fabulous killer shoes, but I am sure they are not going to wear them anytime soon… even catwalk pros like Caroline Trentini stumbled in it (at the finale).
— John rocked a fierce pose at the end of the show and he didn’t smile, that is a huge contrast from the way he came out to thank the crowd at the previous Fall 08 and resort shows.
Maybe he knows it.
I adore his work for ‘The Fifth Element’ and am glad that he sort of did a remake of it. You know, other designers can keep doing all the same ultra elegant, feminine creations for couture but Jean Paul Gaultier will forever be the one who puts fantasy and magic into high fashion. I don’t really care if they seen to be unwearable but this is just pure innovation and art.
Alessandra is at her honeymoon period at Valentino. What a great debut, she hasn’t disappointed so far. I am beginning to see Valentino transitioning into an even upper class brand with clothes that are elegant to the max.
“I guess creating a couture gown is a bit like having a child – they both grow day by day, step by step. I know it can sound strange, but I never imagined couture could be so soothing.” — Alessandra Facchinetti
One last interesting story: this Fall 08′ couture fashion week happened to have clashed with the Parisian heatwave. It got so bad that all the programs have constantly been used as fans and can you imagine the models sweating in all those (very expensive) gowns and fur coats? The dry cleaning shops in Paris must be really busy now.