Zuhair Murad – Haute Couture Spring 2013

Let’s state the obvious here: Zuhair Murad’s collection is unabashedly, unapologetically, unmistakably, and overtly provocative. These are not the clothes for the faint of heart or for the shy retiring wallflower; these are the clothes that demand and receive attention. Mr. Murad is pretty much shocking as a designer as these clothes are beyond the pale when…

Rami Kadi – Haute Couture Spring 2013

Rami Kadi, this is the name of a new designer from Lebanon who has entered the world of Haute Couture. As a neophyte in this rarefied world, Mr. Kadi demonstrates extraordinary skills but requires some restraint as this collection is at times pitch perfect and then at times, way too over the top in every way….

Jean Paul Gaultier – Haute Couture Spring 2013

This man is far from finished! One can’t help but be amazed, overwhelmed, and impressed when a veteran designer and somewhat a neophyte at haute couture turns out a collection of this caliber. It was exciting, modern, true to the designer’s DNA, and best of all, it is so far from a me too collection that Mr….

Elie Saab – Haute Couture Spring 2013

Here’s the thing about Elie Saab, he makes beautiful tasteful dresses that are runway worthy yet not flashy and vulgar. Mr. Saab is known for his embroidered dresses and gowns and he remains true to the DNA that he has created. This season his “loyalty” is all about these tone-on-tone embellishments and the illusion that all the…

Christian Dior – Haute Couture Spring 2013

What a pleasure it is to say I prejudged the talents of Raf Simons.  The first collection was certainly not the excitement that the hype led me to hope for but then he went and did it with this collection.  Raf Simons delivered a discreetly spectacular collection that reeked of the Dior DNA as well…