chanel hc spring 09, valentino hc spring 09
roses are red
violets are blue
roses near disappear in couture
The haute couture shows in paris were not new, but it was nothing short of extravagant and beautiful. I loved the way designers such as Elie Saab and Valentino created cascading gowns in pastel shades, and how they played with layers of sheer chiffon and organza. But it was the rose that took the stage this spring, defining what new romanticism is.
At Chanel, the headpieces adorned with roses added colour to the largely monochromatic collection, whereas Valentino's little red shift dress appeared more romantic than futuristic with rose details. The last Valentino gown was a head turner with pretty ruffles folding into a rose at the back.