Versace Couture 2012
Couture fashion is known for out-of-this-world extravagance, and last week's winter 2012 collections were no exception.
From Versace's high-voltage glamour to Valentino's quiet elegance, fashion's biggest players let their imaginations run wild. The common thread? Grand, floor-swishing lengths and a preference for romantic shades of princess pink.
The sartorial equivalent of a strawberry milkshake, pastel pink suffuses any look with light-hearted youthfulness. Fresher than grey, sweeter than navy, blush heels or flats are a perfect way to liven up your go-to black.
Christian Dior, Chanel, Valentino Couture 2012
Of course, the couture shows are as much about the front row as they are about the collections. From Knocked Up star Leslie Mann to French actress Ana Girdot, A-listers favoured black and sensible shoes over towering and complicated ones.
Diane Kruger's take? Chic black flats with a twist. And, as it happens, that's one of the styles we love best.
Leslie Mann, Diane Kruger, Ana Girdot
Posted by Jade Warne on 11 July 2012.