The Red Carpet Rave at Alexandre Vauthier
With diva capes, slit dresses and sleek rompers in tow, Alexandre Vauthier has managed to create a bold and inspired haute couture collection. Offering his own twist on Hollywood glamour, the clothes cater to women who wish to look red-carpet ready, but with distinctive artistic liberties that will distinguish them from the crowd.
Touching on the concept of sex appeal, the side-slit dresses expose just enough skin on the hipbone, which will please viewers on a surface level. But the true craftsmanship is evident in the unusual fabric used for some of the pieces including crocodile and eel-skin. While by themselves the fabrics simply exude nothing more than exoticism, their use in flowing, feminine clothing such as dresses and skirts should be applauded, for such construction is really not easy to execute.
Standout looks included: a black tuxedo mini-dress with plunging neckline, a saharienne jumpsuit, a white mermaid dress with hipbone slits, and a mesh mini-dress with an abstract rhinestone decal. “I went back to the fundamentals of my work, in a very instinctive manner. Back were more intricate, the cuts all that more precise…I wanted to challenge my own work methods, work out new volumes, use new materials,” said Vauthier in a post-show interview with Now Fashion.
At first glance, this collection may appear to be nothing more than an imitation of Hollywood glamour, seeing as how the collection itself was inspired by the likes of Beyoncé, Kim K, Rihanna and Heidi Klum. But what we see here is an A-list collection through an innovative lens of exoticism, exhibition and liberation of the feminine.