Today’s Fall 08 couture shows included red carpet faves Chanel, Christian Lacroix, and Givenchy.
What did they bring us?
The Chanel show was a beautifully structured collection in shades of gray, black, and white. I’m not always a huge Karl Lagerfeld fan, but this particular blending of classic Chanel styling (sportswear, suiting, etc) and daring silhouettes hit me just right.
The shoes were variations on this one (and by variations, I mean differing shades of grey, black, and white to match the outfits):
Classic, elegant, with a slightly quirky heel. Not the most fantabulous, but nice.
Fantabulousness was brought full on at the Christian Lacroix show, where the maestro (or perhaps I should say maître) offered up a wild riot of fabric and color and pattern that includes a whole bunch of dresses and shoes that look like they’ve come out of a Velazquez painting.
The shoes definitely belong on royal feet. Dare I say they remind me of some of our previously posted Friday Shoe History Corner fashions? I do. I do dare. Plus, the array of excellent tights was fun to see. I’m coveting this red and white pair in particular.
And that leaves us the Givenchy show, which fell somewhere in between Chanel and Lacroix as far as color and pattern, and frankly has the least attractive clothes, in my opinion. But as you know, I’m a sucker for shoe accessories and for spats, and a whole slew of the Givenchy models had these fabulous gaiters/legwarmers going on. I would love me a pair of them. Except not those crazy stiped ones, please. In fact, that whole outfit makes me slightly dizzy.