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March 9, 2010

Fashion Musing (Plus gratuitous Rankin Bass reference)

Filed under: Couture,Fashion Week,Galliano! — Miss Plumcake @ 12:30 pm

So I completely ignored Couture back in January and I know some of youse (listen to me talk like a Yankee!) have complained about it, so here’s a little bit of fashion musing over the past fashion week doings.

So I’ve got to say I haven’t been moved thusfar in Paris, and I’m especially disappointed in the Galliano show. We love John Galliano. He is our Funky Little Fashion Troll. He loves women, his models almost always have breasts and hips and other lady parts generally shunned by the fashion industry.  I love him at Dior and I love the stuff he does for his own house.  That being said:



I just didn’t get it.

I mean, there are some amazing individual pieces like this coat.
Orange coat

I love this coat.

I want to LIVE in this coat.

I want to marry this coat and cook its dinner and emotionally blackmail it around the holidays.

orange coat detail

But this coat?
Pooor Bumble

This coat is made of Bumble scrotum.

I mean really. Moving on.

On the bright side, the unibrow is back, which means I guess I don’t need to do that eyebrow tutorial you all have been asking me for.  So, uh, that’s great I guess.

unibrow couture
(actually I really love this look, insane fork crown notwithstanding)

but the whole thing sort of struck me as…off. Plus it reminded me a lot of the Gaultier couture show –which I LOVED from crazy beginning to crazy end– and that’s fine and all but c’mon. Is it possible they were both inspired by the Aztec exhibit in London?

To be fair, gimmicks aside, JPG did a fairly Dior-esque show.

jpg bar suit
This is a great bar suit and if I don’t have that bag  and those shoes I will just DIE.

jpg bag

jpg shoe


But tell me if you didn’t know it was Gaultier that you wouldn’t say it’s Dior.

But Gaultier just seemed better edited and although he had roughly the same tribal theme going on he did it with so much more precision.

gaultier bride

Now how fabulous would it have been if someone had worn THIS on the red carpet last Sunday?


  1. Wow. Those purse and shoes are gorgeous. GORGEOUS!

    Comment by enygma — March 9, 2010 @ 1:59 pm

  2. I know, the shoes are KILLING ME. And I cannot find them anywhere. They probably haven’t gone into production, but models have big feets so if I have to track down THAT SPECIFIC PAIR OF SHOES and rip them off someone’s body, I’m not above that.

    Comment by Plumcake — March 9, 2010 @ 2:05 pm

  3. How does such breathtaking beauty and awful wretchedness spring from the same mind?

    Comment by klee — March 9, 2010 @ 2:34 pm

  4. are you talking about Gaultier or me?!

    Comment by Plumcake — March 9, 2010 @ 3:23 pm

  5. I love them both, but I think if I was forced to choose– like if I only had enough money left for the shoes, the bag, or a lifesaving drug, I would probably go for the bag.

    Comment by daisyj — March 9, 2010 @ 7:30 pm

  6. Plumcake…. yes…

    Comment by Jennie — March 9, 2010 @ 10:20 pm

  7. That white suit. Lovely, lovely, lovely. And I love the dress under the fork crown.

    Comment by Lisa — March 10, 2010 @ 12:22 am

  8. Okay. That orange coat is just lovely! The color is breathtaking!

    Comment by All Women Stalker — March 10, 2010 @ 3:34 am

  9. a) White suit, perfection
    b) Green shoes, to die for
    c) Bumble Scrotum, I’m dead because that line killed me with its awesomeness

    Comment by Elaine — March 10, 2010 @ 9:42 pm

  10. I wonder if that purse is supposed to remind me of a banana leaf or if I’m just hungry for steamed fill-in-the-blank.

    Comment by ChloeMireille — March 11, 2010 @ 11:09 am

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