Alexandre Vauthier Haute Couture Autumn 2013.14, Paris.
"Vauthier’s tailoring is laser-sharp. This season he riffed on bombers, Perfectos, a tuxedo with asymmetric tails. Suit jackets had strong shoulders and soft, draped lapels. Backstage Vauthier pointed out the work that went into those numbers. "It’s very technical," he said. Truth be told, a one-sleeved dress that combined crystal embroidery, ice blue satin, and what we took to be black leather, and a few other styles like it, looked a little forced. Today, the jackets were the hits."
Elie Saab Haute Couture Autumn 2013.14, Paris.
""Royally opulent silhouettes appear from between the columns of the Palais Brongniart," Elie Saab’s program announced. But that’s only half right. It wasn’t the silhouettes that were opulent; by couture standards the construction of the gowns was quite simple. Corseted bodices were far outnumbered by softer, draped styles, and the designer opened with what was essentially a floor-length T-shirt dress, albeit in tulle embellished all over with crystals."
Lindsey Wixson backstage at Alexandre Vauthier Haute Couture Autumn 2013.14, Paris.
Frida Gustavsson backstage at Alexandre Vauthier Haute Couture Autumn 2013.14, Paris.