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Armani Privé Haute Couture Fall 2010

The color is nude, not the typical beige associated with the word, but the new post-racial spectrum of color that goes from chocolate to ivory hitting every taupe-hued note in between.


This palette that Mr. Armani chose to call "a play on every shade of amber," swept over the Privé collection’s typical beaded evening gowns, but more notably over the remarkable daywear that brilliantly showcased Armani’s roots in tailoring.

A splash of pewter, and more than a few sequins, kept the collection from looking too sand-swept, but the focus was most certainly on natural tones and effortless separates.







Front-rowers were all a-twitter when supermodel Carmen Kass opened the show in a sweeping cape and matching curve-hugging suit.  Some may criticize the show for not living up to the grandeur and theatrics that most have come to expect from the Haute Couture, but with the couture customers dwindling, it is easy to see how these wearable yet impeccably crafted garments will be prime custom pieces for those who can afford them. A tulip dress may suit some, but a classically draped asymmetrical jacket or perfect, cropped pant will integrate flawlessly into the wardrobes of haute couture’s press-shy clientele.