The July fashion shows in Paris showed men how to be dandier than ever, while the haute couture designers presented a defiantly sophisticated example for women. The highlights in images below are followed by a list of the designers’ boutique addresses.
The haute couture shows for the fall-winter 2009-10 season, held in Paris in July, offered just the right antidote to summer’s mood of economic doom and gloom. The most classic Parisian houses, including Dior, Givenchy and Valentino, revisited their founding spirit to offer women beautiful garments that are true investment pieces. These exquisite handmade clothes executed by les petits mains in the expert ateliers that are the backbone of the Paris fashion industry, will eventually trickle down into industrial production at affordable prices. One thing is certain: women always want to look their best, whether their wallets are full or nearly empty.
Get ready, guys: next summer′s fashions will offer you more freedom than you’ve ever dreamed of! That was the message from Paris’s July menswear shows. From romantic dandies at Galliano (themes: Delacroix and Napoleon in North Africa), Alexis Mabille and Dries van Noten to casual linen chic at Dior and big-bear elegance at Walter von Bierendonck, the door is wide open to a fresh new summer look.
John Galliano: 384, rue St-Honoré, 75001 Paris.
Dries Van Noten: 7, Quai Malaquais 75006 Paris for women. Men’s clothing can be purchased at Le Bon Marche (22, rue de Sèvres, Paris 75007 Paris) and Galleries Lafayette (40, boulevard Haussmann 75009 Paris).
Dior: 30, Avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris.
Alexis Mabille: available at Collette (213 rue Saint-Honoré 75001) , Le Bon Marche (22, rue de Sèvres, 75007 Paris), Franck & Fils (80, rue de Passy, 76016, Paris).
Walter Von Beirendonck: click here for online shop.
Valentino: 17-19, Avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris.Favorite