Haute Couture with a Gothic Edge from Around the Globe.
Gothic Couture: Black Leather Capelet Jacket by Alexander McQueen. $5965.
PRE-FALL 2013 Balmain / "Elegance is refusal," Diana Vreeland famously said. The legendary editor was the inspiration behind Balmain's latest collection, but in the end it channeled a lesser-known remark of Vreeland's: "Extravagance is my only reality." Under Olivier Rousteing, Balmain has re-embraced its couture opulence.Rousteing made it all look modern with Balmain's trademark, sky-high hemlines and the boxy, masculine cut of his jackets.
Gothic Couture: Victor & Rolf Spring 2013 RTW.
Gothic Couture: Rodarte Spring 2013. Via Fashionista.com.