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GIVENCHY CALM GRANDEUR

GIVENCHY CALM GRANDEUR
In this collection the designer explored clothing construction as architecture yet followed a pursuit of absolute lightness. "Tailleur and Flou" this duality represents the essence of haute couture but what Keller seem to suggest for couture this summer is a more hybrid approach. The designs seemed superfluous with a built in calm grandeur.

WALK IN TO CHANEL'S SUMMER GARDEN

WALK IN TO CHANEL'S SUMMER GARDEN

Chanel's haute couture show brought the height of summer to snowy Paris. Lagerfeld tried to remake the gardens and spirit of that couture decadence he made flowers in feathers and hand-painted sequins, using even dry flowers dipped in resin, that were embroidered or applied to materials from airy organza, chiffon, and lace, to gleaming leather and the house signature hand-woven tweeds.The lean tailoring focused on a firm, angler shoulder line to the jackets and pencil-skirts that also exploded into kick pleats at the calf . That narrow silhouette was broken occasionally with a flurry or asymmetric ruffles, or loops of fabric or ostrich feather fronds, draped into panniers to suggest an 18th century silhouette a la Pompadour. Only Lagerfeld has the authority to suggest such silhouettes and attributes under the banner of haute couture and mark them extreme beauty.