Runway Report: Schiaparelli Spring 2016 Couture

Guyon’s latest obsession with root vegetables and ornamental dinnerware was on full display during Schiaparelli’s couture collection preview in the Hôtel d’Evreux place Vendôme.  Not one to shy away from eccentricities, Guyon celebrated a new kind of ball gown with what is best described as a culinary-flavoured collection.  Splashed across opulent draperies laid whimsical, vegetable prints, a clear reference to Salvador Dalí’s illustrated cookbook “Les Dîners de Gala.

“The very essence of haute couture is about creating the extraordinary out of the ordinary,” he noted in the show notes.

Indeed, it was an extraordinary epicurean meal equivalent – but with Guyon’s famed haute couture doctrines applied to taffeta gowns, stiff silks, and patchy tweed jackets and giving us a plethora of reasons to celebrate the art of hosting an elevated dinner party – and dressing for the occasion.

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