Spring Couture 2010: The Takeaway

I finally got around to looking at the images from last week's Spring Couture shows in Paris. Obviously, most of us won't be ringing up Jean Paul Gaultier for a dress any time soon, but the shows are helpful in terms of seeing what stylists, magazine editors and designers are thinking about for the upcoming season. If you're a regular reader of this blog, most of the trends will already be familiar to you.

Black, white and flashes of red abounded on the runways. Christian Dior put on the most visually stunning show, with looks that reminded me of something straight out of a 1950s-era Vogue.


Pastels also were popular on the runways, along with lace, ruffles, and flower details. Spring versions of the bootie continue to be popular. I've hesitated to buy booties because I'm just certain they'll be "out" by next year- but perhaps I can find an inexpensive pair for spring-- I have to admit, the kid versions from the Christian Dior show definitely caught my eye.



Silver and gold also took center stage- and something I'm seeing a lot of on the runway this spring that I'm planning to add to my wardrobe is shimmery hosiery. Chanel featured silver tights on all the models, but I'm also seeing a lot of shimmery white, which would look lovely with a pastel dress.


There were lots of beautifully pale pinks, ice blues, and yellows as well. This beautiful dress is from Chanel.




And of course, there were lots and lots of neutral pieces, which are very difficult to pull off in my opinion. I'll definitely pick up a few neutral pieces for spring and summer, but I think I'll be pairing them with black in order not to appear washed out. Or I suppose I could always opt for blood red lipstick and raccoon eyes, instead...

For simply beautiful couture clothing, be sure and check out the Armani Prive,Elie Saab, Chanel and Christian Dior shows. If you'd like to look at something a bit edgier, try Jean Paul Gaultier.


All images courtesy New York Magazine.

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