I love Alexander McQueen.
I love Alexander McQueen runway shows.
In fact, as soon as Paris Fashion Week releases it’s show schedule I put the McQueen show in my calendar.

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The Alexander McQueen show is always about theatrics.

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The brand is known for it’s impeccable tailoring. 
The cut of Alexander McQueen pants and jackets is always an exercise in perfection. 
And the runway show is always a visual spectacular.

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Backstage at Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2015

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I found these images on Vogue.com, see more pictures here

I just love Saint Laurent’s Autumn/Winter 2014 collection!

Designer Hedi Slimane sought inspiration from

the swinging 60’s,

with mini skirts and A lines, slim outerwear and knee high boots,

Mary Janes and swing coats.

The Saint Laurent girl is mod and fresh,

with moody dark eye makeup and a soft mouth.

I have to admit

I was waiting to see Raf Simons first collection

for Christian Dior, with somewhat baited breath.

You see, I am a die hard John Galliano fan.

I adore his irreverence, his flamboyance, his ebullience.

To me, Galliano himself in a work of art.

Crazy, exciting art.

I have loved Raf Simons work at Jil Sander too.

I do enjoy that aesthetic.

But in my mind, Dior is the wild vision Galliano brings.

So anyway, to the collection.

It is being described as perfection.

It is being described as superb.

Which it was.

The fashion legacy of the house of Dior was married beautifully 

to Simons’ contemporary story.

Slim trousers topped with fit and flare dresses,

voluminous gowns topped with sheer tshirt like tops.

Craftsmanship, structure, beauty.

ooh look! Donatella and Allegra on the left, Anna Wintour and Grace Coddington on the right.

The Raf Simons narrative was modern and ladylike.

my favorite piece in the new Raf Simons Christian Dior Collection

But I was missing Galliano.

So much so that part way through 

I became more interested in watching

Her Serene Highness, Princess Charlene of Monaco

sitting in the front row.

I love her new hairdo.

She wears it well.

I wish they’d let me get my hands on her makeup though.

I would definitely marry some regal polish to her sporty chic look.

She’s got such a great face.

Probably not what I should be thinking about 

while watching a Dior show.

I will say though that I absolutely loved the makeup at Dior.

And the face cage thing.

 

 It was a fabulous show.

Raf Simons was great.


But I’m still a Galliano girl…