Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Guo Pei haute couture fall 2016



Make no mistake this is COUTURE with a capital C. There is no question that these are hyper feminine clothes and sometimes fantastical while possibly being a throwback to the glory days of couture when show stoppers were part of every collection.
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Yes, there are actually wearable clothes for so many women who don’t happen to be tsarinas, dowager empresses or queens, of the royal lineage variety. The cellophane fringe pieces are quite wonderful and we have seen that fabrication on the other runways as well. You might recall that Guo Pei was little known until Rhianna literally stopped the clock at the Met party a few years ago but she has nevertheless continued to thrive even without another magical moment like that. In fact she is in the process of “setting up shop” in Paris as we speak to deal with her ever growing European and Asian clientele.
 
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I found certain pieces to be quite lush and certain pieces to be quite over the top theatrical but then again, as said, this is COUTURE so we get to see it all. Theater is and has been part of couture as it should be yet clothes will always remain the star as that is why we are all here ... fashion! Skip the blah blah and let’s see fashion. .. The good, the bad, the insanely over the top and the boring. Bring it on!!
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Bienvenue Guo Pei!!
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PS.. it might be wise next time to dich the platform shoes and the over the top crowns and tiaras.. too Miss Universe