At the Fall 2009 show, Karl Lagerfeld mixed in the popular ’80s theme we see this season with futurism. He kept his pieces tailored and added in a military twist with “bridge shoulders” and fur helmets.
Compared to the Vivienne Westwood Red Label Fall 2009 collection we saw at London Fashion Week, the Vivienne Westwood Fall 2009 collection was a disappointment. While there are some pieces that I liked, the Mantegna-inspired collection just feels like all over the place. The makeup and hair, on the other hand, are much better and very Pamela Anderson – slightly trashy yet gorgeous.
To complement the long and short dresses in silver, blue and neutrals at the Versace Fall 2009 collection, makeup artist Pat McGrath created an intense “midnight eyes” in metallic black and midnight blue colors with heavily rimmed eyeliner. Fake eyelashes were added for extra drama while the skin was kept subdued and flawless in a dewy foundation and shimmery pale pink blush, and the lips were topped with a nude gloss.
Drama is an understatement when it comes to the Dolce & Gabbana A/W 2009 show at Milan Fashion Week. The collection featured lots and lots of shoulders (yes they are back!), all kinds of fur, ruffles, tuxedos and even a ballgown with Marilyn Monroe photo prints. While black and white dominated the luxe collection of belted dresses and coats, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana added in a pop of color with a few pieces and accessories in hot pink, blue and red. My favorites are the red corseted dress, the ruffled dresses and those gigantic suede platform wedges (how can you not love them?!) What about you ladies?