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Haute Couture Fall 2013 Hits and Misses (Forum Buzz)

The Misses: Chanel, Christian Dior, Iris Van Herpen. Images: IMAXtree

The Misses: Chanel, Christian Dior, Iris Van Herpen. Images: IMAXtree



“A really uninspiring collection, definitely one of his worst couture presentations ever. Apart from a couple dresses that are great, the rest is just insipid and boring.” [5 8 6]

“Ewwwww. Ugh, come ON Karl. This is like a couture coalmine disaster. The models look so dirty and the collection is just dated and redundant at this point.” [vandekamp]

“I don't normally have a strong opinion on Chanel either way – I'm usually of the mindset that I don't care for it, but I don't hate it either. But this collection is… ghastly. Sure, there are some great pieces amidst the awful styling, but the rest is outdated, awkward, and unflattering. I feel like Karl's Chanel has become so stale… the fashion house needs a breath of fresh air.” [Selfportraitgrl]

See all the looks and read our review of the Chanel connection.

Christian Dior

“I'm so confused by this collection. Some of it I LOVE (it's a few looks, but I truly adore them), some I don't really understand, and certain looks are downright ugly as sin. It's just… all over the place, with more lows than highs. I… don't get it.” [mistress_f]

“I'm not liking this at all. I thought [the brand had] been moving in the right direction the last couple seasons, but this is a major step back. Very heavy and thrift shop-ish. It's all over the place. Very incoherent. They were trying to use every technique/shape/color combo/fabric they had and ended up with a bunch of nonsense. Not to say there aren't any good pieces. There are. But overall, a terrible collection.” [MyNameIs]

“Well, if this isn't all over the place, I don't know what is. [Raf Simons] just tried so many things here, and most of them really didn't work. He did way better when he stuck to more classic fabrics and didn't experiment so much. Ultimately, it just doesn't look appealing.” [StoneSkipper]

See all the looks and read our review of the Christian Dior collection.


Iris Van Herpen

“Hmm, this might be the first time that I don't like an IVH collection. And the shoes are atrocious.” [Machinegumm]

“I do wish Iris would evolve into other structural territories… those stiff rounded shapes are getting a bit redundant.” [Scott]

Lady Gaga just called, she wants everything back.” [Chronic Knowledge]

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