My favorite of the 4 looks - a sculpted top with slim trousers decorated with silver zippers on black zipper tape. It's sleek and cool and elegant all at the same time. This is Alexander Wang for Balenciaga. I did not love Alexander's show for his own label, but this show was so beautiful that I think he silenced the doubters for good (or until his next show).
I like this even though it is not something I think anyone who can afford Saint Laurent would really wear. A cool girl in London might put this look together from a thrift store, however. The mix of the space age boots and the knit cape are quite charming and I am a sucker for a bow at the neck. This is Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane.
All wearable and very pretty - this is Chloe. Just love that dress - boots are nice too although that bit of knee showing between a dress and boots never looks so good on normal people.
Another bow at the neck! And a leather placket, diagonal drapes of fabric which suggest a harness of some sort, then a pleated skirt with mismatched belt and random purple fabric flapping about. Oh and lest you did not notice, all has been styled with black pantyhose and open toed sandals. Needless to say I love it (and this look will be all over the magazines come August).
I must go check instantly what Suzy Menkes said about this Givenchy collection. Soon the famously outspoken fashion critic may not be very critical at all since she has just joined Condé Nast, where none of the fashion writers criticize because there are always advertising dollars at stake.