Galavanting

Is there a recession? Someone tell the fashion jetset.

There was no shortage of glam, gorj, gala-worthy gowns at a multitude of recent fashion weeks.

So hot, it's cool at Ralph Rucci SS 2010
So hot, it's cool at Ralph Rucci SS 2010

This fiery hot neck piece adds a layer of drama to an otherwise cool and breezy gown. Perfect for a night of flamenco, no?

Cool it down with this leathery slick satin dress by Project Runway Canada alum, Evan Biddell. Love the neck adorment here, aussi.

Cool Canadian Evan Bidell's leather-like satin number. Photoyby Angela Y. Martin
Cool Canadian Evan Bidell's leather-like satin number. Photo by Angela Y. Martin

Bubblegum pink at Bottega Veneta Resort 2010
Bubblegum pink at Bottega Veneta Resort 2010

The evening ease continues at Bottega Veneta Resort 2010 and Alexis Mabille FW09. Float or glitter away – the choice is yours.

Getting the cold shoulder at Mabille FW09
Getting the cold shoulder at Mabille FW09

But a woman is a complex creature, full of intricacies and layered details. Desi girl, Ranna Gill, created a perfect piece for her Spring Summer 09 collection. It’s colour blocked and beaded, without looking overdone.

Just a Ranna Gill type of girl.
Just a Ranna Gill type of girl.

Fitzgerald's Daisy goes Rock and Roll. Chanel Resort 2010
Fitzgerald's Daisy goes Rock and Roll. Chanel Resort 2010

Necks get covered again at Chanel Resort, 2010. Karl showed a ’20s inspired collection and in this case, it looks like the modern, Rock and Roll version of Fitzgerald’s Daisy B.

Modern girl, Stella McCartney made lacy – not racy – separates sing.

Elegance personified at Stella Resort 2010
Elegance personified at Stella Resort 2010

Speaking of elegance, there is nothing like rich colours, embroidery and textures to make a woman look regal. Sabyasachi Mukherjee likely dressed maharanis in another life. That sari border is from another era, entirely – where beauty reigned.

This is Indian couture, my dears. It may not be classified as such since les petites mains didn’t make it, but there were likely many chotay, chotay hath that touched just this one ensemble.

Maharani Mode at Sabyasachi FW09
Maharani Mode at Sabyasachi FW09

Feel like going out all of a sudden? I know I do.

Sources: Rucci, Bottega, Chanel, Stella photos from Style.com. Evan Biddell photo courtesy of AYM Photography. Mabille photo courtesy of Alexis Mabille. Gill photo courtesy of Ranna Gill. Sabyasachi photo source.

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