By Timothy Hagy, Paris Editor
PARIS, January 24, 2006 - Dominique Sirop sent out a collection on Tuesday
afternoon notable for its finesse and artistry. The show was a sort of theme
and variations on a silhouette, that of a mermaid, replete with form-molding
gowns and pencil skirts. Even the wedding dress of white tulle followed the
same motif, which was spruced up elsewhere with glittering appliqué, ruffles,
polka-dots and glistening ribs of beading.
A sleek gown swirled with grey and white satin and ebony tulle draping, while
a little black dress incorporated pleats of turquoise silk streaming down the
back. A chocolate-colored leather confection was wrapped in bows at the
Sirop has mastered his technique as a couturier since being elected a full
member of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, and his collections
nowadays are full of panache and polish. Chosing the Salon Impérial of the
former Hotel Intercontinental, he also chose to show in the same room that
was home to Yves Saint Laurent for many years.