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Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week Spring 2015 Hits and Misses (Forum Buzz)

The Misses: Christian Dior, Giambattista Valli, Chanel. Images via IMAXtree.

The Misses: Christian Dior, Giambattista Valli, Chanel; Images: IMAXtree

 

THE MISSES:

Christian Dior

“Oh God, it looks like a mix between Marni, Miu Miu, Missoni and Jane Fonda’s video workout… not good at all. I really hope that it’s his last couture collection for Dior.” [perhydrol]

“I am so angry right now. I have had enough of Raf [Simons] at Dior now. What is presented here is laughable and riding on the coast of atrocious. Everything is so boring and one-note. Nothing seems special about this at all. Those catsuits better be hand-painted.” [Salvatore]

“Yet another tortured mess with a few decent things scattered throughout. And by ‘few’ I literally mean like 4. The detail pictures help make this easier to appreciate but the delicacy of the handwork is a testament to the workrooms, not how Simons used them. He still hasn’t developed a knack for couture. His use of their skills is pretty uninspired.” [Mutterlein]

See all the looks from the Christian Dior Haute Couture Spring 2015 collection.

Giambattista Valli

“I think whoever styled this is a monster. The collection could have really benefited from a lighter styling, the layered outfits with the jacket over a dress over a pair of pants feels heavy and already done multiple times.” [dodencebt]

“Another one bites the dust. During the first few years I thought he was a really fresh and welcome addition to the Couture, but now he became such a boring parody of French bourgeois. I mean this is almost Jason Wu territory.” [Marc10]

“I find this to be terribly tacky, overdone and just plain ugly. Those taffeta suits covered by tons of tulle are walking nightmares.” [mistress_f]

See all the looks from the Giambattista Valli Haute Couture Spring 2015 collection.

Chanel

“I feel sorry for all the models that participated in this show. Everyone’s mug is busted due to that ridiculous makeup. My God…” [valliaddict]

“The cropped jacket + low-slung skirt combo makes them all look pregnant…and who thought it would look good to pair those shoes with every single look?” [orchidee]

“This is the worst I’ve seen from Chanel and not even the details can save it.” [squilliam]

See all the looks from the Chanel Haute Couture Spring 2015 collection.

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