Gold metal-band belts scooping up draped flowing dresses with strong shoulders is not something Alexandre Vauthier hasn’t done before, but what’s different about the new Alexandre Vauthier Spring 2011 Haute Couture collection is the color palette. Letting go of the monochromatic strong-shouldered uniform already in the previous season, Vauthier filled this season with cream, sand and murky shimmering satins and gold lamé, throwing in a geometric print for good measure.
Albeit still strong willed, the Alexandre Vauthier woman is more of a glamour goddess rather than a dangerous femme fatale from seasons past. A lonesome black velvet cutout gown reminding her who she once were and a band of dramatic light-color flowing gowns with deep side-slits symbolizing who she is today.
[Images via Vogue Paris]