It's that deliciously glamorous time of year again, the Fall/Winter Couture shows in Paris. What I would give to even sit right outside the toilets at Christian Dior's show and just inhale the expensive and grandiose air of couture fabulousness. So far most of the designers have shown restraint in the usually over the top presentations, and most notably and sadly paired down was Christian Lacroix's produced-on-a-shoestring budget collection. Gone were his signature flashes of color, no expense spared-fabrics, and an endless array of accessories. Instead, Lacroix's show consisted of just 25 looks in mostly navy and black, but his design talent was as present as ever. Lacroix's current brankruptcy status has made the couture fashion world fear this may be his last ever collection, and it was only thanks to his loyal design team and hard-working seamstresses who insisted the show must go on.
Photos by Marcio Madeira, borrowed from style.com