So This is Christmas

Giles Deacon
Tis  the season for mistletoe and mischief…or at least a few festive Christmas parties. But the statement that always seems to be on our lips is, “I have nothing to wear.” 
If the invitation doesn’t dictate a tacky sweater, then how about  couture?

Ribbons and bows, snow that glows and candy flavored kisses all abound in this  magical time of year. What better way to dress the part, than in couture inspired by the season’s colors of green, white and red?
 Jean Paul Gaultier 
“And so this is Christmas
I hope you have fun…”
 Alexandre Vauthier

You’ll be ready to sing “O, Christmas Tree” while wearing bejeweled green creations of tulle and velvet.

 Zuhair Murad 

Viktor & Rolf

 Like a sparkling snowflake,  you can enter the party in pure white. White is never boring when embellished with jewels, textures and artful shapes.
Jean Paul Gaultier 
 Viktor & Rolf
 Francesco Scognamiglio

Giambattista Valli

Or if making a loud statement is more your style, you can turn up the heat with a red ensemble. Like the red of holly berries, Santa’s sleigh and your sweetheart’s kisses, the color is sure to add a dash of spice to the holiday mixer. 
Atelier Versace 

“A very merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let’s hope it’s a good one
Without any fear”

Runway Photos are Fall 2016 Couture: