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RUNWAY REPORT.....Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week: Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Fall 2018

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RUNWAY REPORT.....Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week: Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Fall 2018

Le Smoking 2018--Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2018

WHAT: Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2018.

INSPIRATION: Gender-blending style and Le Smoking--Tuxedo-style in many variations. Haute Milliner Stephen Jones was also an inspiration, who designed Fez hats for the show.

Clockwise from the top--Mink Sweatshirt, Asymmetrical Le Smoking, Tent Fez & Gender Mix---Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2018

SEEN ON THE RUNWAY: It has a been a long time since Jean Paul Gaultier has shown menswear styles on his Haute Couture shows. He began the show with several menswear styles. Lots of looks riffing on one of his Gaultier-isms, "Le smoking" suit--a tuxedo-inspired tailleur originally done by THE MASTER--Yves Saint Laurent. Mink-trimmed "sweatshirts" (if a $40,000-costing custom sweatshirt is considered A SWEATSHIRT!), silk gazar tops, asymmetrical tuxedos, Can-Can Dresses, Tent Coats, sexy Couture Joggers and elegant Silk Velvet Column Gowns.

Collection Photos:
Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2018

Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2018

Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2018

Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2018

Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2018

Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2018

Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2018

Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2018

Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2018

Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2018

Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2018

Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2018

Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2018

Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2018

Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2018

Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2018

Click below to watch Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2018 FULL SHOW:

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RUNWAY REPORT.....Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week: Maison Margiela Artisanal Fall 2018

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RUNWAY REPORT.....Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week: Maison Margiela Artisanal Fall 2018

Raw Couture--Maison Margiela Artisanal Collection Fall 2018

WHAT: Maison Margiela Artisanal Collection Fall/Winter 2018 by Creative Director John Galliano.

INSPIRATION: Galliano explained in his podcast (you can listen to it HERE) that the collection was the "raw, raw, undiluted essence" of the house. There were overt suggestions of marginalized societies, homeless, migrants, nomadic living..."Survival" clothing, wrapped in plastic...even homages to Edie Beale and her infamous repurposing of skirts (worn upside down) or garments worn back to front.


 Exposed Techniques--Maison Margiela Artisanal Collection Fall 2018

SEEN ON THE RUNWAY: In this--as in many of John Galliano's Maison Margiela's Artisanal Collections, the "secrets" of haute couture were exposed--literally--seen in the horsehair interfacings of the jackets, the hand-sewn basting stitches, the tack-stitching holding together pieces of foam, scuba, or wool fabrications (seen in photos above).

Selfie Time--Some models had mobile phone strapped onto their ankles and arms filming the audience--Maison Margiela Artisanal Collection Fall 2018

Collection Photos:
Maison Margiela Atisanal Collection Fall 2018

Maison Margiela Atisanal Collection Fall 2018

Maison Margiela Atisanal Collection Fall 2018

Maison Margiela Atisanal Collection Fall 2018

Maison Margiela Atisanal Collection Fall 2018

Maison Margiela Atisanal Collection Fall 2018

Maison Margiela Atisanal Collection Fall 2018

Maison Margiela Atisanal Collection Fall 2018

Maison Margiela Atisanal Collection Fall 2018

Maison Margiela Atisanal Collection Fall 2018

Click below to watch Maison Margiela Artisanal Collection Fall/Winter 2018 FULL SHOW:

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RUNWAY REPORT.....Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week: Armani Prive Fall 2018

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RUNWAY REPORT.....Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week: Armani Prive Fall 2018

Regal Style--Armani Prive Fall/Winter 2018

WHAT: Armani Prive Fall/Winter 2018. Giorgio Armani showed his Haute Couture show at elegant Italian Embassy in Paris. WWD said that collection was possibly "his best ever".

INSPIRATION: 83-year-old Armani said, in the press notes, of the collection: "Sculptural, almost regal style". Indeed it was.

 Draped Flourishes--Armani Prive Fall/Winter 2018

Couture Details: Crocodile & Sequined Fringe--Armani Prive Fall/Winter 2018

SEEN ON THE RUNWAY: The collection had 96 looks, beginning with elegant streamlined "day" (Day, if you are the Queen of Belgium making appearances in the daytime!) looks, showcasing his atelier's deft hands in sensuous second-skin tailleurs, then, a group of  STUNNING silk velvet column gowns with sequined crystal details...a flurry of pink and several glorious draped pieces, all added up to the stunning collection.

Collection Photos:
 Armani Prive Fall/Winter 2018

 Armani Prive Fall/Winter 2018

Armani Prive Fall/Winter 2018

 Armani Prive Fall/Winter 2018

 Armani Prive Fall/Winter 2018

 Armani Prive Fall/Winter 2018

 Armani Prive Fall/Winter 2018

 Armani Prive Fall/Winter 2018

 Armani Prive Fall/Winter 2018

 Armani Prive Fall/Winter 2018

 Armani Prive Fall/Winter 2018

 Armani Prive Fall/Winter 2018

 Armani Prive Fall/Winter 2018

 Armani Prive Fall/Winter 2018

Armani Prive Fall/Winter 2018

Click below to watch Armani Prive Fall/Winter 2018 FULL SHOW:


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RUNWAY REPORT.....Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week: Viktor & Rolf Fall/Winter 2018

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RUNWAY REPORT.....Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week: Viktor & Rolf Fall/Winter 2018

Avant-Garde Chic--Viktor & Rolf Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2018

WHAT: Viktor & Rolf Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2018.

Viktor and Rolf

INSPIRATION: On their 25th anniversary of being in the fashion world, Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren decided to look back at some of the "Best Hits" from previous collections. This was not nostalgia, however, in that each look got a "refreshner"; while the past designs were there, they were done in different textures, using an all-white color palette and lots of hand sewn Swarovski crystals.

Collection Photos:
Now & Then--Viktor & Rolf Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2018 (L) and Viktor & Rolf Spring 1999 Haute Couture (R)

 Now & Then--Viktor & Rolf Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2018 (L) and Viktor & Rolf Fall 2003 RTW (R)

 Now & Then--Viktor & Rolf Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2018 (L) and Viktor & Rolf Haute Couture Spring 1999 (R)

 Now & Then--Viktor & Rolf Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2018 (L) and Viktor & Rolf Fall 2008 RTW (R)

 Now & Then--Viktor & Rolf Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2018 (L) and Viktor & Rolf Haute Couture Fall 2015 (R)

 Now & Then--Viktor & Rolf Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2018 (L) and Viktor & Rolf Haute Couture Spring 2015 (R)

 Now & Then--Viktor & Rolf Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2018 (L) and Viktor & Rolf Haute Couture Spring 2014 (R)

 Now & Then--Viktor & Rolf Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2018 (L) and Viktor & Rolf Fall 2005 RTW (R)

 Now & Then--Viktor & Rolf Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2018 (L) and Viktor & Rolf Spring 2010 RTW (R)

Now & Then--Viktor & Rolf Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2018 (L) and Viktor & Rolf Fall 2005 RTW (R)

 Now & Then--Viktor & Rolf Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2018 (L) and Viktor & Rolf Haute Couture Fall 1999 (R)

 Viktor & Rolf Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2018

 Viktor & Rolf Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2018

Viktor & Rolf Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2018

Click here for Video Highlights of Viktor & Rolk Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2018:
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