From AFP -- Colorful style: A model presents a creation by Indian designer Manish Arora during the Spring/Summer 2008 ready-to-wear collection show in Paris, September 30, 2007. (AFP/Francois Guillot)I would never wear shoes like this, but as a work of art, this shoe makes me happy. I've always been a bit of a sucker for bright colors and a circular or spiral motif. Call me crazy; you'd be right. More evidence? I like this:
A model wears a creation by Italian fashion designer Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy Spring-Summer 2008 ready to wear collection, in Paris, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)Don't really know why, except that it blends whimsy (lots and lots of various gauged-up holes, anyone?) with a classic Mandarin-collar-ish cut jacket.
Don't care for this one, though:
A model wears a creation by French fashion designer Christian Lacroix for his Spring-Summer 2008 ready to wear collection, in Paris, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)This one looks like she could use it for parasailing.
Anyone care for a shrug jacket made from dryer vent hose? Nah, me neither.
A model presents an ensemble by Italian fashion designer Valentino during the presentation of his Spring/Summer 2008 Ready to Wear collection in Paris, Wednesday Oct. 3, 2007. Valentino announced last month he would retire in 2008 after having celebrated his 45 years in fashion with three days of glittering parties in Rome in July. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)