Spring 08 Couture II

1. Jean Paul Gaultier:

I wasn't too impressed with this show, though I think it had a lot to do with the styling and the tiny runway? I felt like there was too much stuff going on that wouldn't let me concentrate on the clothes. It's a shame because generally Gaultier just kicks me out of the water, every single time. I love the first suit, I'm calling it the Jackson Pollock suit. Could you imagine wearing that jacket with jeans or a miniskirt? KILLER. The second dress I love even though the print is so loud, it's borderline obnoxious, but I would definitely wear it (sans bottom fringe). The last dress is really amazing, but I think it has a lot to do with Querelle's hair sort of braiding into it, still, it's very imaginative.

2. Valentino:

Gorgeous! Though the pleats at the bottom remind me of the awesome Phillip Lim dress I wore to my mom's wedding last month. Not that there's anything wrong with that, it just, you know, makes me feel fancier.

I wouldn't normally be attracted to something like this, but I just love the combination of colors, the weird belt, the matching gloves. It's luxurious bat-shit crazy and I want it.

This is wrong on a couple different levels but I don't care! I love it! The colors! I want to be a Barbie and wear this dress to go grocery shopping! Hahaha.

3. Atelier Versace:

It's not exactly groundbreaking, but I just thought it'd be a really pretty dress for a mother of the bride to wear to a wedding. That's it. (And I don't mean MOB the way Michael Kors means it, ha!)

This dress reminds me of Fredric Lord Leighton's Flaming June. The colors are absolutely beautiful and I love the cascade of ruffles at the bottom. It's the sun!

I was really surprised to see these dresses coming from Donatella Versace, since they seem so "conceptual" and sort of old-school couture and she's usually on the side of the body-conscious glamazon, but they are truly exquisite. My favorite is the purple one with all those ruffles in the back. So magical.

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