Haute Couture Autumn winter 06 07

by Timothy Hagy
Photos by Marie-Béatrice Seillant

PARIS, July 6, 2006 - For Dominique Sirop, a wintertime couture collection evidently translates into clothes strong enough to stand up to a brisk north wind. While the Chapel des Petits Augustins was broiling in summer heat, the runway should have been iced over.

For the day wear - pantsuits were matched with a froth of pleated ruffles at the neck or embellished with oversized bow ties. For afternoon - cocktail dresses were fitted with a metallic apron front. For evening, heavy, heavy embroidery ornamented gowns with sequins strung into feathers and strands of glittering ribs blown into sidewise appliqué.

The draping of many of the pieces was meticulous, and an aquamarine sheer top added a rare note of legerity to an otherwise weighty collection.

While there was little that could be called dramatic, there was lots that could be called wearable.
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