COUTURE WEEK: PART TWO

Here we are again; reveling in all the glory that was last week’s scintillating display from some of the biggest fashion houses: COUTURE WEEK.

Yesterday I posted about Dior and Giambattista Valli; today is all about the King. King Karl, that is. And his genius counterpart, Jean Paul Gaultier. These are two of the most talented creative minds in the world and of all time (a bold statement, I know, but oh so true. And if you don’t believe me then BYE). Chanel and JPG – cos we’re tight like that – showed in Paris last week and absolutely blew me away with their shows. Shows, I remind you. Because it is always about so much more than just the clothes (in fact, sometimes the clothes don’t even make an impact but the theatrics of the show are what draw you in and wow you – a concept I discussed during the previous fashion week here).

These two men, albeit exceptionally contrasted, produced two of the most unbelievable shows of Couture Week. Chanel showed first at The Grand Palais (their usual spot, shame) and next was Jean Paul Gaultier. I’m obsessed. Not only because they had phenomenal collections but because they are both intricately connected to my summer course in London at Conde Nast College. Chanel, because the set and invitation were uncannily similar to a fashion show concept myself and a very clearly highly talented team created during our course (think all white mechanical flowers that opened to match the colour of the dress walking past and a white invitation that opened into a 3D flower) and because I went to the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition at The Barbican and almost died of fashion ecstasy. So I’m slightly bias but whatevs.

Here you go, two of my favourite collections and some of the greatest minds in fashion history: Chanel and Jean Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer ’15 Couture Week Collections.

Enjoy my little loves.

CHANEL

British Vogue Editor, Alexandra Shulman's invitation to the Chanel show
British Vogue Editor, Alexandra Shulman’s invitation to the Chanel show

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I'm sure I could make a dirty joke about a bush and this hot gardener but I won't.
I’m sure I could make a dirty joke about a bush and this hot gardener but I won’t.

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I love how Karl modified the classic Chanel tweed suit in several versions through this collection
I love how Karl modified the classic Chanel tweed suit in several versions through this collection

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THUG LIFE
how’s that face? THUG LIFE

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I mean, this is just the most exquisite creation
I mean, this is just the most exquisite creation

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GIVE. ME. THIS. COAT. RIGHT. THIS. MINUTE.
GIVE. ME. THIS. COAT. RIGHT. THIS. MINUTE.

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the detail on this dress? I LITERALLY CAN'T EVEN
the detail on this dress? I LITERALLY CAN’T EVEN

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floral PERFECTION
floral PERFECTION

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the most beautiful bride (and her entourage of flowers and male model gardeners)
the most beautiful bride (and her entourage of flowers and male model gardeners)

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ALL HAIL KING KARL
ALL HAIL KING KARL

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The Grand Palais. Home of Chanel shows.
The Grand Palais. Home of the Chanel shows.

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JEAN PAUL GAULTIER

There was an underlying Bridal theme to this show and it was executed so, so well. This is couture – it is intricate, ridiculous, incredibly crafted and full of fantasy. These creations are one-of-a-kind pieces of pure art.

I mean how is this for an opening? Bride meets Angel Mary meets Madonna
I mean how is this for an opening? Bride meets Angel Mary meets Madonna

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sex on a stick
sex on a stick
OOF I WANT
OOF I WANT

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THIS IS FASHION
THIS IS FASHION

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JPG incorporated models of all sizes and ages into his show - following the latest trend seen in ad campaigns like Celine and initiatives like Advanced Style
JPG incorporated models of all sizes and ages into his show – following the latest trend seen in ad campaigns like Celine and initiatives like Advanced Style
unbelieve. have a strut!
unbelieve. have a strut!

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I am only mildly obsessed with look. just mildly (hugely).

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I don't know if this is an ode to the cone bra Madonna so famously wore but HATT DAMM it is good
I don’t know if this is an ode to the cone bra Madonna so famously wore but HATT DAMM it is good

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Naomi Campbell is 44 years old and this is what she looks like wearing nothing more than a frikkin flower! PRAISE BE.
Naomi Campbell is 44 years old and this is what she looks like wearing nothing more than a frikkin flower! PRAISE BE.

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Until next time xxx

Haute Hoodlum

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