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Fashion Spotlight

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Couture Fashion Week has hit Paris!

Couture Fashion Week showcases the world’s most exquisitely detailed, breathtakingly beautiful, handcrafted gowns.

The fantasy-based aesthetic of couture, means no time or expense is spared in creating these spectacular pieces. Haute couture dresses are handmade in Paris, either by the designer or the teams of skilled seamstresses and craftspeople in the ateliers. From Chanel to Dior, Valentino to Jean Paul Gaultier, there is nothing as magical or enchantingly beautiful as couture.

The Christian Dior Couture Spring 2011 Collection

John Galliano is renowned for creating spectacular, indescribable beauty. And the Spring 2011 couture collection is the epitome of this.

Taking inspiration from the elegance, beauty and radiance of René Gruau’s illustrations, Galliano celebrated the very essence of Dior’s history. As the Dior Illustrator, Gruau created a fresh ideal of female beauty and captured a new mood of post-war optimism. Gruau’s bold lines and simple yet daring use of colour are reflected perfectly in this dynamic collection.

Long gloves, striking red lips, perfectly shaped eyebrows and elongated feminine silhouettes = the ingredients fashion dreams are made of…

Are you loving or loathing the Dior Couture Spring 2011 collection? xx

Click here to read more about René Gruau…  

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11 responses to “Fashion Spotlight

  1. I love how your doing profiles on different designers now.. It’s really interesting and I agree the illustrations your doing are amazing!

  2. Galliano always comes up with the best inspiration and the most interesting fabrics. This Haute Couture Show left me speechless.
    And your sketch is gorgeous Cara.
    Lee x

  3. To be honest I have a feeling they are repeating themselves a bit but… it’s fabulous. Every piece is such a creativity treasure! Like when am in a museum and I could watch a work of art for hours from every side.


  4. These dresses are simply gorgeous and amazing! I love your illustration at the top of the page!

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