Watching the Spring 2017 couture shows has been such a wonderful escape this season. The world is in complete disarray due to massive political and socio-economical shifts, and much to my relief the Paris couture shows have never been bigger, more grandiose and more extravagant. I am so thankful to find and escape from the current meltdown of our political climate and remind myself that beauty still exists, thanks to couture. Because really, that’s what haute couture us all about, right? The ability to transport us to a fantasy world of opulence, magic and a little bit of fairytale dreaming.
The Spring 2017 Couture collections were exactly that – elegant, rarefied and masterfully created. Chanel displayed yet again why the house is at the top of the sartorial chain by stripping down all its nick-knacks and showing a cleaner, simpler haute couture filled with feathers and riffles; yes, this is what stripped down means in Karl’s world 😉 Elie Saab and Giambattista Valli also chose light feathers as a focal point to many a gowns, and gave us plenty to hope for on the upcoming Oscars red carpet.
Another takeaway from the Spring 2017 couture shows is the fact that the naked dress will never, ever go away. Yes, looking at you Givenchy, Elie Saab and Zuhair Murad! Inasmuch as sheer, see-through fabrics can and are very appealing when done right, I simply have had enough of all the bedazzled, be-feathered dresses in sheer materials. Been there Beyonce, JLo have done that, don’t you think?
Which leads me to my next point: who did it best for spring 2017 couture? Without a doubt it was John Galliano for Maison Margiela. The deconstructed, artesian collection proved yet again the genius of Galliano. It was weird, opulent, artsy, beautiful all at the same time. Case in point, this ensemble. Amiright? I also still think Dior lost big time by letting him go, but I digress.
So, with of this said, and before our ugly reality hits us again, let’s look back at the most couture ensembles from the Spring 2017 couture shows. And please, let me know your thoughts!