Are You Ready for Over The Top Luxe?

Are You Ready for Over The Top Luxe?

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Janel Laban
Jul 7, 2010

If the Fall Couture shows happening this week in Paris are any indication, the style pendulum is swinging away from the simple and heading quickly toward the luxe. Our first clue? Might have been the gigantic gold lion on the Chanel runway that we saw on Jezebel this morning…

And then, a peek at Jeanne Beker of Fashion Television's twitpic feed (thanks to Poppytalk for the link) sealed the deal. There are all sorts of super luxurious materials being featured and shown: feathered skirts at Gaultier, a crystal jacket by Riccardo Tisci, a jewel encrusted Givenchy gown, and, last but not least, exquisite embroderies, sable cuffs and pearl encrusted booties (!) at Chanel.

We've been seeing lots more gold and luxe materials make their way back into favor for interiors over the past few years, but these couture shows take the idea of glitz to a new level. Do you think we'll all be designing rooms that look like they are fit for kings and queens over the next few years? Velvet upholstery and jewel encrusted lamps anyone?

Images: Jezebel, Jeanne Beker

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