For Spring 2012 haute couture, Alexandre Vauthier has managed to create a collection perfect for a modern woman. Alexandre Vauthier, a veteran of Thierry Mugler and Jean Paul Gaultier, has created his own identity of a post-modern, sexy, yet glamorous woman with the knowledge in great workmanship and fit. These exits evoked the glamour of Jean Harlow, techno, and a very demure sex appeal. Models stomped down the runway, like amazonian goddesses, dripping with soft silks, glass Lesage beading, gabardine, and feathered ensembles. Soft tailoring was paired with sleek, black vinyl leggings and spiked heels. Streamers trailed behind jumpers, and gowns where cut on the bias to perfection. One suit, a simple boxy jacket and pencil skirt, had a blouse exploding with white ostrich feathers. Highlights of the collection were ombre gowns with lightly tinted ostrich feathers and a black paillette Smoking Tuxedo, that closed the show. Alexandre Vauthier goes from strength to strength each season, perfecting his craft and vision, and proving that he knows what women want.
All Photos by Stephanie Kaufman for Master the Art of Style 2012