Wedding Belles...

Battle of the brides at Paris Couture Week

The Wedding dress at Paris Couture Week is always the icing on the cake and the item that sums up the rest of the collection for me. I always like looking at and comparing these because they wrap-up the story of what the designer meant or was trying to say through his collection and there was quiet an interesting mix of wedding dresses for fall/winter. I particularly loved Elie Saab, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Christian Dior and Chanel. Alexis Mabille I felt let me down in a way on that part and after deconstructing the wedding dress in my head I still couldn't see anyone wearing it on their 'Big day'. The dress at Valentino was simple but yet elegant and sophisticated and as for Largefeld's bride - the dress underneath the oversized lace veil was divine. Anne Valerie Hash gave us Grecian goddess and I thought the dress would be perfect for a wedding at the beach worn with some strappy flats. Armani's bride dazzled in sleek, classy wedding style and looked flawless from head-to-toe - great for an evening Wedding. And Jean-Paul Gaultier, gave the most extravagant and striking wedding veil at the Paris shows and the most extraordinary one I have ever seen - What an audacious stunt and I love the little cutaway number. Bold choice to walk to the alter in. After seeing all the magnificent Wedding dresses, I thought to myself, if I was asked to chose one out of the whole lot to wear to my own wedding - which would I choose? Evidently a difficult choice as they are all magnificent in their own ways but, I'd probably go for Christian Dior because second from JPG and Elie Saab it's one that really stood out for me - you ask me why, it just seamed the most sensible choice to make and besides the construction and cut was immaculate, I liked the layering, origami folding and the integration of the sheer material into the collection. A true extravaganza and very well refined and put together collection by John Galliano with a colour palette that had surely set my mouth off watering.

Christian Dior - A/W'08