The Fall 2011 Haute Couture collections marked a return of fashion’s favorite monochrome combination. Black and white looks ruled the runway after last season, when designers avoided being too bland by matching basic looks with splashes of bright, neon accessories. This time around, however, designers amped up the glam factor by showering the looks in all-over shimmer that glistened and gleaned as models strutted beneath the bright lights of the runway.
While designers went sheer with the glimmering white styles, the black creations were opaque and sexy. Christophe Josse‘s off-the-shoulder gown was the look every Hollywood celebrity (like Kim Kardashian or Paris Hilton) is always looking to wear on the red carpet. Giambattista Valli went for a shorter hemline and white sleeves with his sparkly, textured party dress that’s perfect with a trusty clutch like the Intrex Clutch, and Jean Paul Gaultier topped off a bold sequined dress with a black tuxedo coat for a strong, mod look.