COUTURE WEEK: PART THREE

Finality is a terrible thing. Especially when it means the end of a week of dazzling creations and moving art. Today sees the final installment of my Couture Week series (see the previous posts here and here).

This post focuses on three collections: Versace, Valentino and Dolce & Gabbana who actually showed in Rome at Alta Moda. Valentino and D&G were beautifulllllllll and filled with a sense of royal etherealism (that’s not a word but I’m making it one, so deal) and Versace was its usual sexualized self.

It’s Thursday but it feels like Friday so relax, kick your feet up and have one last delve into the depth of desire.

VERSACE (VERSACE VERSACE VERSACE)

Sticking to a palette of four colours -black, white, red and blue – Versace did what they do best: SEX.

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now THAT is how you belt a couture gown
now THAT is how you belt a couture gown

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yeowwwwwwwww. HATT DAMM GURL.
yeowwwwwwwww. HATT DAMM GURL.

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CLASSIC VERSACE SEX APPEAL
CLASSIC VERSACE SEX APPEAL

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VALENTINO

This was a dream. Maria Grazia Chiura and Pierpaulo Piccioli (Valentino’s Creative Directors) were inspired by ‘love in its purest form’ and that ideology was perfectly executed in this collection.

Valentino always, always brings back femininity and grace
Valentino always, always brings back femininity and grace

VALENTINO VALENTINO

beautiful details
beautiful details

VALENTINO

I love the way this was photographed.
I just love the way this was shot

VALENTINO

LITERAL RED VELVET
LITERAL RED VELVET

VALENTINO

totally and utterly obsessed with this poetry in motion
totally and utterly obsessed with this poetry in motion

VALENTINO VALENTINO

"Amor Vincit Omnia" - Love Conquers All
“Amor Vincit Omnia” – Love Conquers All

VALENTINO

this is so full of drama and texture. I COULD DIE.
this is so full of drama and texture. I COULD DIE.

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the things I would do for these coats. OMG.
the things I would do for these coats. OMG.

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take a bow babies
take a bow babies

DOLCE & GABBANA (ALTA MODA)

ethereal magnificence
ethereal magnificence

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D&G bringing royalty to the runway
D&G bringing royalty to the runway

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DEETS
DEETS

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this is so characteristic of Dolce & Gabbana - luxe jewels and deep colours - remnding you of the opulence of Italian fashion
this is so characteristic of Dolce & Gabbana – luxe jewels and deep colours – reminding you of the opulence of Italian fashion

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Roberto Bolle captivated the crowd at La Scala
Roberto Bolle captivated the crowd at La Scala

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D&G also showed a Haute Couture Mens collection – Alta Sartoria – because one is simply not enough. Below you can get a glimpse of how utterly extravagant the collection was (courtesy of Vogue’s incomparable Suzy Menkes)…

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Couture Week may be over but Fashion Month is coming our way so don’t forget to watch this space and hit the follow button for up-to-the-minute coverage, catchups and criticisms.

PS I’ll be off the grid until next week because my family is all down for the weekend and that means eating out every meal, jolling and living our best lives.

Until next time xxx

Haute Hoodlum

 

 

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