Friday 28 January 2011

victoriano valentino

I'm noticing a distinctly historical theme running through this season's couture collections. First there was Chanel's Grecian gals, then came Givenchy's damsel in distress-meets-knight in shining armour Viking styles, followed by Jean Paul Gaultier's foray into Moulin Rouge-style can-can couture, and finishing with Valentino's Victorian blouses and Elizabethan ruffs. Phew.

All the ruffs and frills and frothiness and floatiness, as well as the butterflies, makes me think of a world of clouds, where fairies sit and eat marshmallows and candyfloss all day. Beautiful.

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