If Giambattista Valli Fall 2012 couture collection was grand, and Givenchy turned out an exotic collection, then Alexandre Vauthier made couture sexy. Since his launch in 2009, Alexandre Vauthier has given haute couture a modern sex appeal, a aesthetic that is not commonly associated with haute couture. Vauthier is a designer who marches to the beat of his own drum, and has created his own signature image. For the woman who loves gold, liquid jersey covered in crystals, and short minis for mile long legs, then Vauthier is the go to man for the look!
The collection opened with an easy look of an all white jumpsuit and coyote fur bolero. The whole collection was dominated by a color story of Gold, Taupe, and a bright white. Suits where sharply tailored, nipped, with pleated peplums and paired with mini skirts. Luxurious jump suits where kept simple and softly draped, with a supple easiness, reminiscent of a Yves Saint Laurent safari suit.
Although sexy, a sense of modesty and taste resided in every look, where it was done in full, dense, guipure lace or finished off with long sleeves. Beading was kept minimal and modern, all done by Lesage, until the final look, a jewelry box of crystals embroidered onto a tulle body suit, perfect for the winter ice princess.