Monday, January 24, 2011

Alexandre Vauthier Haute Couture Spring 2011

by April Wirth, Paris Correspondent
Alexandre Vauthier never fails to make wonderful clothes, but this spring's Haute Couture collection was rather disappointing. Influenced by the days of old Hollywood glamour as well as perhaps the 70's, the lineup consisted of strong-shouldered and slinky jumpsuits and dresses, most of them nipped in at the waist with a metal belt a la last season Gucci. Most of it was less than original. Extreme backlessness and intriguing (and figure-flattering!) cut outs did add something new to the mix however. It did not help that some of the models were having impossible difficulty navigating the runway in pencil skirts and 100mm Louboutin stilettos either. Vauthier's redemption came in the form of the 3 truly Couture jewels in the collection -- specifically the dangerously low V-neck minidress that was literally dripping with embellishment.

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