In Paris, haute couture with flowers

Posted January 23, 2020 at 5:16 p.m.- Updated January 24, 2020 at 11:36 a.m.

From wisteria on Chanel's bridal veil, white baby's breath on a black Givenchy suit, a surge of lilies on a strapless Ronald van der Kemp dress, Haute Couture week was a summer festival of color.

Haute couture is the bouquet, an opportunity for houses to show the extent of their know-how, the dexterity of the workshops.And what could be more technical to achieve than a flower, with its corolla of petals, its sinuous stem, its geometric leaves? During the spring-summer 2020 couture fashion week which took place in Paris from January 20 to 23, the brands had a blast.

Chanel In the middle of the Grand Palais, a square of wild grasses is framed by white sheets drying on clotheslines: for the decor, Virginie Viard was inspired by the cloister of Aubazine abbey, in Corrèze, where Gabrielle Chanel spent part of her childhood.Schoolgirl dresses with Peter Pan collars and/or tweed worn with white socks and patent moccasins give the air a demure, but a touch of floral madness soon spices up the room.The elegance of black and white is followed by a pastel palette where flowers appear on the buttons of a suit.Multicolored pansies colonize a strapless blue chiffon dress, while embroidered wisteria branches make up the veil This elegant wardrobe, as amiable as a beautiful spring day, confirms that Virginie Viard is definitely up to her mission.

Margiela Hey, but the fascinator on the lady's head is a green cabbage leaf! And she matches it with a perforated fur coat, a dress with visible seams and the famous "Tabi" shoes (where the big toe is separated from its counterparts) in a basketball version.In terms of eccentricity and mastery of fabrics , John Galliano always knows how to do it.

Posted Date: 2020-12-10

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