Thursday, July 6, 2017

Valentino haute couture fall 2017



Cue the fawners! 
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Start the chorus of oohs and aahs!
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Alert the label whores and the fashion victims with HUGE wallets!
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Welcome to the nunnery of Valentino! Monastery looks, convent wear and all things ecclesiastical!
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Sadly there is not much elegance present but what you do get is impeccable workmanship, the most riche of fabrications and minimalism that is a hair’s breath away from boring. Confections of lace that have been embroidered until hell won’t have it and a lot of clothes that hide a multiple of sins for bodies that are less than perfect.
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Yes there is what appears to be a plethora of day clothes but the question is where do you wear these day clothes that are so contrived and rather less than as easy to wear as they appear. You might also ask yourself if the “tariff”  of 4 to 6 figures and more is what you want t to spend on less than memorable clothes. Don’t get me wrong, couture clothes do not have to scream look at me when you consider that ladies of a certain station had their gardening clothes created by the likes of Balenciaga but those women do not exist today.  Haute couture is a way of life, a lifestyle and most of all, the wearer is one who demands the absolute best that money can buy or just wants to prove that they can afford it. My conundrum is who exactly wears these clothes at these prices and why.
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In the end it all seems rather ho hum if not yawn inducing ... Where is the elegance, the slick, the chic.. where  has it all gone?