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Haute and Bothered: Fall 2012 Couture’s Most Gaspworthy Collections


‘Twas a lovely haute couture season, wasn’t it? And ’twas an eventful one at that — what with Raf Simons making his debut as Dior‘s new couturier, Donatella Versace staging her first proper couture show in almost a decade and Maison Martin Margiela showing its first ever couture collection. In between those memorable moments were a number of gorgeous creations that left audiences clutching their collective pearls. It’s always sad to see a good couture season end so let’s relive the haute highlights with the 10 Most Gaspworthy Collections. In case of hyperventilation, have your Chanel Choupette bag at the ready.

10. Atelier Versace

Donatella returned to the Ritz and then proceeded to put it on, serving up more legs and thighs than KFC during lunch hour.


Written by Lester Brathwaite

I was center square from 1969 to 1978, during which I perfected the art of the zing as well as a crippling cocaine addiction. Bea Arthur was responsible for both. @LesFabian lester dot brathwaite at gmail