Although I possess little desire to actually see Scarlett Johansson's and Natalie Portman's latest offering, The Other Boleyn Girl, I can't help but be inspired by the rich, sumptuous fabrics and the wonderfully elaborate dresses. Much of the promotional material feature the image of Portman wearing a voluminous emerald green gown. I often find that emerald green is just one colour that is impossible to rid from one's memory. Indeed, just look what happened to Keira Knightley's Atonement dress, perhaps the defining moment of her career so far. I doubt Portman's gown will spark such attention as it is no where near sensational. Needless to say there is something in the thick, regal - coloured fabrics that has me pining for theatrical clothing.
I love the idea of wearing a hearpiece like these ones!
Christian Lacroix s/s 08 haute couture has a strong Henry VIII influence. The tiers, frills, heavy fabrics and richly detailed necklines and loose sleeves create a sumptuous, regal atmosphere.Meanwhile at Givency, the Henry VIII undertones are far softer. Mostly dusty, soft shades and flowing, goddess skirts combined with wonderfully dramatic concertina - fussy, frilled collars and sleeves.Haute Couture at Dior is always theatrical, The vibrant shades and striking structures are deliciously rich and boisterous.
These Versace gowns are just sinfully seductive. The striking back details and sinuous fabrics are fit for any princess.Some richly detailed summer dresses. I love the vivid colours and the intricate detailing.