• Chanel bride strolls along Lagerfeld's promenade in green wedding suit

    13 days ago - By The Guardian

    Opening with signature tweed and closing with a bridal showstopper, the devil was in the detail in this couture staging Of all the looks that appear at a Chanel haute couture show, it's the wedding dress, the finale piece, which is under most scrutiny. Modelled by a Chanel muse, it is always ripe for unpacking - at January's couture show, the Dutch model Luna Bijl wore a white feather tux, a timely suggestion that femininity now wore the trousers. This season, the model was Adut Akech, the Sudanese-Australian emigrée and current fashion darling. This time, the bride got married in a...
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  • Armani Privé celebrates the atelier in haute couture show

    13 days ago - By The Guardian

    Giorgio Armani sets the tone for the awards season with colour pops and voluminous gowns The loudest conversation at this run of Paris couture shows has concerned two matters: who is couture for and, more pressingly, how exactly is it made? The first can probably be answered by looking at the front row: VIP clients with large chequebooks. But the second is more nuanced, and best answered by designer Giorgio Armani - who emerged from behind a curtain at his Privé show to retrieve a small black feather which had fallen from the cape of the 85th gown before taking his bow. A helpful reminder...
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