Tuesday, 19 May 2015

60 Years of Made in Italy at Pavilion KL - Part 2

Gianfranco Ferre black evening gown

Now for the dresses that took my breath away when I laid eyes on them.  My favourite dress at the exhibition was this black Gianfranco Ferré dress.  The official description reads as follows:

Black evening gown with multi-layered plissé taffeta flounces and silk top with silk and lace sleeves (Autumn/Winter 2005/06)

I love way the skirt is constructed! I could stare at it all day long.  I always associated Gianfranco Ferré with menswear and never knew that he was once creative director at Christian Dior although it should hardly come as a surprise after seeing this dress. 

Valentino red haute couture gown
I have to admit that this beautiful red Valentino Haute Couture creation comes second to the wonderful Gianfranco Ferré gown.  I am so sorry, Mr. Valentino!  It is only in the context of this exhibition, I promise!  This evening dress is made of silk crepe, has a heart-shaped neckline bordered in pleated satin and is from Valentino’s Spring/Summer 1998 Haute Couture collection.  It was modeled by Claudia Schiffer and also worn by Elizabeth Hurley. 

Dolce & Gabbana spotted print bustier dress
Next is this spotted print bustier dress by Dolce & Gabbana.  I love animal print and I love bustier dresses and I love Dolce & Gabbana.  To me, this dress is perfection. 

Krizia "Samurai" gold plisse dress from Autumn/Winter 1987/88
Krizia is a designer that you don’t hear much about anymore. They were big in the 1980s.  Why do I know Krizia?  I was barely a child in the 1980s.  Anyway, this dramatic dress definitely represents the aesthethic of the 1980s – big, bold, shiny.

Moschino brassiere dress
What would a fashion exhibition be without some humour, right?  I almost laughed out loud when I saw this Moschino dress from Autumn/Winter 1988/89 made out of black brassieres.  Perhaps, this is the dress every man would gladly pay for.

Fendi hot pink fur
Lastly, this very cute, hot pink fur kiddassia goat handcrafted with Fendi “rain” motif from Spring/Summer 2013.  Now I can see why the double F logo of Fendi stands for “fun furs”.  I really love the colours on this coat.  You wouldn’t think that a combination of hot pink, grey and yellow would work but it does here. 

Next: Moschino Iconic Biker Bag Exhibition

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