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Haute Couture A/W 09

With the economic downturn still very much on everyones minds, the couture shows were a slightly muted down affair this season. Mainly in terms of show presentation rather than reflected in the clothes though. Here’s a selection of my favourites:


Key trends for A/W are the late decadent ’80s and early 90’s. Hard to work in the dubious trends of the early 90’s into a coututre show you would think – but obviously Karl manages it with his draping panels seen coming down the back of the dresses.


The bar is set very high for couture from the House of Dior. Christain himself set the path and its been brilliantly followed by John Galliano in recent years. For this season he has embraced bright colours and stripped the clothes down to their minimum, revealing the underwear, giving the collection a Renaissance feel.



I love John Paul Gaultier, not only because he carved himself a serious fashion career while presenting Eurotrash on Channel 4 but because he always has so much fun – and this couture collection is just brilliant. The vague theme being Hollywood glamour throughout the decades, John gives us a beautiful mixture of inventive ideas.

Armani Prive:
As the face of Armani underwear, it seems Posh Spice has been used as the hair inspiration for this season’s Armani Prive collection. All the models looked suspiciously like Victoria Beckham wearing outfits that we will no doubt see her in very soon. The trouser reigned supreme at Armai Prive.

Filed under: A/W 09, ARMANI PRIVE, chanel couture, dior couture, haute couture autumn winter 2009, jean paul gaultier, Victoria Beckham