January 26, 2008

Haute Couture S/S08 III

Starting with Armani's tribute to Valentino:
This post, like all of the other recent haute couture posts, is all about Valentino's final show. The old-school king of romance is retiring after more than 40 years of designing flowery and lacey dresses. Personally, I've always been neutral about Valentino. To me, Valentino is a well-respected designer who has been around for a very long time. I don't exactly love or hate his designs because I wasn't even born yet during some of his more memorable designer years and because such fancy clothes isn't exactly studentwear. But this is the very final Valentino show, so let's take some time to admire the final work of a master:
Take note of the Phillip Tracey hats -they're so pretty! Isn't the bow on Natalia V.'s head SO adorable? I could totally imagine a red one on Blair (Gossip Girl)!
OK, so I admit I can't tell the difference between this collection and Valentino's RTW line. They just all look very lady-like to me.
The gold, 20's dress on the left is one of my favourite from this collection. It's modern but still very classic-looking.
Flowers in many different forms -a signature of Valentino's.
Chic and elegant.
Gorgeous! Don't the purple/ pink flowers just look like they're growing on a vine on these dresses?
These dresses look so big and puffy, yet still so light and floaty. Just what certain romantic dresses are supposed to look like.
The silver (or is it white?) dress on Vlada (right) is another one of my favourite dresses in this collection. It's SO gorgeous!
Farewell Valentino!
Image credit: www.vogue.co.uk


Anonymous Anonymous said...

my favorite is the simplest: the yellow suit

1/26/2008 5:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the 6th picture down, the model on the left in the black dress..very short, much shorter than any of the others

1/26/2008 5:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Absolutely love it! And especially the hair style, it's so classy. I hate when girls avec their hair all over their faces, looks so unkept. Whereas an updo is easy, simple yet elegant and classy.

1/26/2008 6:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful. And a great blog, too.

1/26/2008 7:36 AM  
Blogger Secretista said...

Straight up fabulosity!

1/26/2008 10:06 AM  
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1/26/2008 3:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

love the first red dress so much. it's so gorgeous! (:

1/26/2008 5:21 PM  
Blogger Sherbet Queen said...

Absolutely gorgeous red colour in the first pic, and that boy head piece that Natalia is wearing is to die for. Although I think I would attract many an odd look if I were seen wearing it down the street.

1/27/2008 4:15 AM  
Blogger Imelda said...

I absoluty adore the first red dress!!! That's just amazing!!!

1/27/2008 4:50 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Chic. But seriously, what is up with the huge hats?

1/27/2008 9:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Philip TREACY.

1/28/2008 3:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's Phillip TREACY. With the correct spelling.
He is a hat couturier.

He is from Ireland.

I was in a class that got to interview him last year.

I think he's fabulous, charming and talented.

1/31/2008 7:00 AM  
Blogger Silver_Chardonnay said...

The Armani tribute is absolutely fabulous. Amazing amazing.
6th picture, left: I love the '80s vibe it has, with the feathers, but I love how the shoes are white.
7th picture, right: Beautiful. I love how the fabric is wispy and give the dress a whole orchid-like feel to it
8th picture, right: Love it! They're like bubbles!

I can't believe he's retiring...such a loss in the fashion world...

2/03/2008 2:07 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Valentino is amazing.
Always perfect.

2/04/2008 8:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love your blog (L)

2/08/2008 6:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can someone explain why the designers choose really large earring but no pendants or necklaces? Some of the dresses would be beautifully and subtly (not take away from the fashion)complemented with a nice pendant or necklace but I rarely if ever see it done. Anyone know why?

7/28/2008 7:16 AM  
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