So this is more ring-around-the-rosy with the design houses in Paris as she announced her departure from this grand Parisian Maison. The good news is that Ms. Keller is not gone forever, however, her leaving Givenchy is sad to me because she had such fabulous designs in that arena and had such a positive effect.
Here are some of my favorites
From last year – who honestly couldn’t love this. The tailoring of the jacket, the beautiful contrast in texture (so the texture is the element and the contrast is the principle from the Elements and Principles of Design) make this a classic look. Taking this and modifying it for we regular folks, contrast is easy enough to do, in the same color and can make a dramatic but classic statement, as it does here.
These photos are gigantic so you should be able to click on them (open in a different tab) and enlarge them, but this dress defines couture. When you do that close up you will see the delicate and intricacy of detail. Detail to this magnitude is always exquisite. Those of us who are mere mortals, can do this similar detail and paying close attention to it makes it screen “COUTURE” without the huge ticket price and in the color we want, style we want, shape we want and of course size we want, making it a dream-come-true sort of dress. But this detail always awes me.
As if that detail wasn’t enough, here’s the shoe with this gown. It looks like a stretch netting or tulle over the shoe but made to fit the shoe and go up the leg so that the shoe looks like a long pair of hose that goes over a shoe. So dang creative and goes totally with the look. OK, it’s not practical for we regular folks, but it’s still beautiful.
A bridal gown that reflects the complete simplicity (and as we sewists all know simplicity is actually harder because every little bump and mistake shows) of Megan’s dress to Prince Harry, which Keller did.
Here’s a quick review of that dress and all it’s elegant simplicity.
I personally can’t wait to see what the English lady from Birmingham will do next after her time at Givenchy, because the lady has a lot of skill and taste, and whatever it is, she will add to the world of design in a very positive way.
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