Paris Couture Week At The Grand Trianon

As a finale to Paris Fall 2011 Couture Fashion Week  there was a cocktail party and another sort of fashion show in the Grand Trianon at Versailles. Museum curator Olivier Salliard created an exhibit exploring the influence of 18th century style on contemporary designers. The exquisite architecture and beautiful details of the Grand Trianon make a stunning setting for the gorgeous couture fashion

A Versailles cocktail party...a party like no other.The chandeliers, the flowers, the art work, the architecture, it could only be Versailles.

From Christian Dior, this sumptuous red dress could easily have been worn by Madame de Pompadour.
A Versailles-esque group from 1980s Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld.
From the 1998 collection of John Paul Gaultier, something Marie Antoinette could wear when she was feeling a bit Punk.
This group is from Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen. The 18th century looks comfortable in the 21st.
What would Marie Antoinette wear? Maybe something from Vivienne Westwood. It works.
A little something  worn at Versailles circa 1785.
The promotional poster for the event. I want to go.