Vintage inspiration: French Haute Couture

Givenchy 1955 Strapless Evening Gown

Jean Dessès 1953 Evening Dress

French haute couture continues to be the highlight of each new season - timeless and ever so well tailored to fit the feminine shape. I have loved the trend for big skirted hips and teeny wasp waists that have penetrated recent trends. However, high street messiah, Topshop, now display 80s themed colour exhibitions with less emphasis on cut and shape. Take home message? The reason the above dresses are still *fabulous* to look at is that they are the epitome of feminine style, one that never wanes. I like!

Yves Saint Laurent 2009 Wool Coat

Christian Dior 2009 Day Separates

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