6 Reasons to Covet Couture

August 3, 2006 • Magazine

6 Reasons to Covet Couture

6 Reasons to Covet Couture

Fri, 2006-08-04 02:00

A 2006 pre-fall preview of shapes and silhouettes meant to inspire
(Or, get your ass to the gym)

Joanne Molina

As if you need another reason to lose those last 10 pounds, this fall’s couture lines makes a grand gesture towards the body-as-canvas, highlighting the seductive and serious musings of couture. Sure, everyone always talking about the designer as “artiste,â€? but this season it’s not simply a cliché. This fall couture collections are decidedly not about you (and that’s okay!). Instead, they evoke the inner dreams, nightmares and imaginary impulses of the designers you adore, like Dior, Galliano and even in the skinny jeans and grunge-inspired tops in RTW lines like Jacobs. But be warned: while many of the RTW cool-weather couture-inspired pieces appear to be figure-friendly, they’re only part of an equation that demands the rigor and discipline of a clearly defined silhouette. As Stacey and Clinton tell us, bulky sweaters and jackets should not be piled on top of a figure suffering from gym-itis. Like the work of the fine artist and architect, each curve and line demands mastery. In other words, that bulging belly will matter.

1. Christian Dior

2. Givenchy

3. Christian Lacroix

4. Elie Saab

5. Gautlier

6. Armani Privé

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