Paris Fashion week is well underway. Many critics were curious what designers would display as designer labels have become taboo in these harsh economic times.
During World War 2, the Godmother of fashion Coco Chanel was forced to shut down her store in Paris due to low sales. It’s 2009 and although designers aren’t shutting down their fashion houses, they are finding creative ways to lure clients, sex.
Traditional lines like Valentino, known to exuberate class, are now taking a trendy and sexier route. Designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli, Valentino's former accessory designers, had a hard entry into the haute culture after Valentino Garavani’s retirement. Seems like they are sticking with the times and going short, sexy and see-through. For Valentino, lace is the new red.
Even red carpet king Giorgio Armani is bringing sexy back from the dead. The designer opted for a sexy low-neck drop gown that can make any busty girl reveal all. Even Bridal gowns are getting sexified, as Givenchy displayed in its collection.
John Galliano displayed his collection for Christian Dior at the Dior headquarters in the Avenue Montaigne to show almost in the way the clothes were traditionally presented to clients and the press in the 1950's. Dior took his inspiration from the past and added some sexy flare as he designed some sexy see-through skirts fit for a Queen, of pop that is. Expect to see Madonna in some of his gear.
Meanwhile Jean Paul Gaultier pulled a Lady Gaga on us as he displayed leotards as formal gowns. Better start working on that epilator machine at the gym girls. Time to get those thighs of steel.