Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Dark Couture by Elle Vietnam 2013

The exquisite beauty of Fall Couture is highlighted in the September 2013 issue of Elle Vietnam. The Asian version of the popular fashion magazine enlists the talents of Australian model Chrystal Copland and photographer Benjamin Kanarek for an editorial called 'Dark Couture'. The photo spread is shot in an unusual abandoned warehouse setting in Paris. 
The dilapidated building is an interesting contrast to the lavish couture gowns on display. 
If there's anything that I have learnt from this stunning editorial, it's that I really need to start subscribing to Elle Vietnam


Chrystal captures the enchantment of Fall in a resplendent Giambattisa Valli gown with white floral festooned high-neck bodice, a black ribboned belt and diaphanous lace fishtail skirt. 

The blonde beauty piles on the sensual appeal in an enticing black Alexandre Vauthier dress with slitted skirt and cut-out bodice, which is slightly modified from the runway look.

The dark romance of Valentino is exhibited by a demure bronze embroidered lace dress with ornate scribblings of red and black.

Jean Paul Gaultier added an 80's element to his Fall Couture collection, featuring a luxurious hourglass-enhancing black wool coat with contrast camel cuffs and lapels. The look is outfitted with large stand-out pockets, leather leggings and a wide animal print belt.


Presenting the common stripe in a more glamourous way, Raf Simons of Christian Dior created a voluminous black high-low overlay to shadow the boldness of the graphic tangerine and black dress that's worn underneath.

Who says you can't mix denim and couture? Certainly not Maison Martin Margiela, as they chicly present an ultra-luxe plum satin asymmetrical draped dress with cropped capri jeans. Thankfully the mosaic beaded mask was left out of this editorial, leaving behind just the embellished high white neckline and elbow ornament.

Chrystal is dressed in a mammoth Schiaparelli silk faille skirt with an imposing black-fur-bordering-on-grizzly-bear top, which is accented by a lime green sash.

Beautifully depicting the feminine side of Fall couture, Chrystal is breathtaking in this ethereal ivory light-as-air lace gown by Armani Privé, with delicate tiered skirt.

The Perth born model wears a sexy little black dress by Atelier Versace, that flaunts a provocative sheer panel, studded with silver crystal beads.  

Chrystal wears a black couture Chanel dress with checked turtle neck and wide belt.

This colossal crimson red gown with voluminous duchess satin skirt and oversized collared cape had been conjured up by the inventive mind of Alexis Mabille.

Chrystal makes an impact in a look by French couturier Stéphane Rolland, with this architectural black tuxedo gown featuring exaggerated lapels and structured peplum-like waist, nipped in by a futuristic optical glass mirrored belt.

Adding to the exhilaration of this couture shoot, Chrysal is stunningly garmented in a glittering, one-shouldered Elie Saab gown, bedecked with a multitude of opalescent beads.

Runway or Editorial - Which Fall Couture Look appeals to you most?

97 comments:

Gloria la borsa di mary poppins said...

nice!!!!!!:)

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Nee said...

woaah that's so cool:) i didn't even know that vietnam has their own ELLE. i need to subscribe to them too! i could even improve my vietnamese with reading it lol. love the Alexandre Vauthier dress so much!

lots of love xx

Carla Cee said...

love love love so elegant <3

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Julye said...

Love the red dress !!!

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Jackie Harrison said...

Elegance all the way Elle magazine I read once a while need to start reading permanent you do a great job displaying the catwalk.
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Demi Mist said...

Very beautiful outfits!
Have a great day Sam!!!

Cinnamon and White Chocolate said...

Editorial, definitelly... Some of these dresses and peaces are real peace of art!Nude ones are my fav! And my daughter's! ;) Ilina

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

I pretty much ALWAYS choose editorial.

Lilli said...

Lol, I will follow you Sam! The editorial is truly impressive, it makes me think of the end of summer and the start of fall indeed, great the choice of style, colors and looks. I havent had the time to check it out before, so thanks for sharing here. The looks I love most are the one featuring the Giambattista Valli gown, the Valentino dress, the Armani Privé gown and the one by Elie Saab, they all are dreamy, I am obsessed with lace, beads and all the kinds of embroidery at the moment!:) Have a good day dear, hugs! xo

Kim Alston said...

Gorgeous gowns! I love Elle Vietnam. I love International magazines. They're always exquisite.
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Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I love mood and lighting of this editorial as well as the fabulous fashions. That last Elie Saab gown is stunning!

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Ivana said...

I simply love that contrast between an old warehouse and brand new couture! Those gowns are simply breathtaking and the mood and lights add to the drama of the entire photoshoot. In one word: gorgeous!

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Kacie Cone said...

I love the third dress, so very stunning!

lalalaPatricia said...

1st, 2nd and the 5th to the last we're absolutely amazing! Keep in touch Sam! x

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Nicky mywishstyle said...

you found Always good pictures !
ciao

mochaccinoland said...

i love the dress by armani prive!! so romantic!!

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My Urban Market said...

What a great selection. These dresses are all amazing. Elie Saab, Armani Privè and Christian Dior are my favorites.
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Josie said...

So beautiful! I love the Valentino dress especially xxx

blackberryfashion said...

wow, gorgeous! :)

Ceciliette said...

I wish one day i can wear one of this dresses, or try it on even if its just for fun... and the bigger the better.

Sakuranko said...

Oh really beautiful fashion show & collection!
I love it as the color black is the protagonist in most of the designs.
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Oh to Be a Muse said...

One of my favorite things about fashion is the love of contrast: black against white, light against dark, dilapidated warehouse against haute couture. I love it!

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Hanna & Christel said...

Wonderful!

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Alejandra said...

I love the 2nd dress! It's so pretty and original:) ant the last is so so elegant:D
Amazing post Sam!
Happy day:)
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Linda B said...

Love these elegant yet gothic designs!

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Froso M. said...

I fell in love with the second one!

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Sorana Nistor said...

amazing dresses !!!
xoxo

Kashaya said...

Great post.=)

Keys of Anouk said...

Beautiful! I'm in love with the Alexandre Vauthier and Valentino dresses! xo

Lilli said...

Thanks Sam! Actually and unfortunately nope though I would have loved so much! Hope next time!:) Have a goodnight dear and a nice Thur tmw! Kisses! xo

María G said...

Great post.

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HighlandFling said...

I actually prefer all editorial pictures instead of the catwalk ones. All the clothes just looks better. Thanks for the post, you've taught me of a few designers I didn't know about! Everyday is a school day!

Em x

....... said...

oh wow how bold! love Armani's thats for sure! xx. gigi.

andysparkles said...

OMG so special! Love the second black dress. Hope I'll wear something like that one day.

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Adeola Naomi Aderemi said...

All I can say is woow!
I love the Dior cloth and need to subscribe to them too!!!

Mindy Fan said...

Wow!! The 2nd black and red dresses are so pretty!! I didn't even know Vietnam had Elle! Why can't I own these clothes??!

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Alexa said...

love that black dress in the 2nd row <3

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Amazing!

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Pamela RG said...

The photo spread at Elle Vietnam looks so sophisticated and classy. Love them all!

Mili said...

Wow, seems like I need a subscription to Elle Vietnam as well!

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Danny said...

this is exquisite!

Cathy said...

Love the editorial photos! Chrystal brings these gowns to life...all such gorgeous and different looks. Love the photo shoot setting. I agree with you that it is an interesting contrast to the exquisite dresses!

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Jacy said...

That second gown is especially gorgeous! Obsessed.

~Jacy

Shop Style Conquer said...

Some more amazing couture looks, simply gorgeous! Thanks for sharing :)

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Izzy said...

I love the feminine yet dark vibe in this! beautiful and exquisite fabrics too! :)

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trishie said...

Oh gosh that lace dress is so beautiful.

Rahul Bhatia said...

I need not subscribe to any fashion mags as long as this blog is there with best updates, Sam:)

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Wow - I love the drama of the setting and these gowns. You're right Sam - fabulous photoshoot!


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Laviña Jampit said...

oh international fashion show! I wish to attend one like that in the future :)

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Fashion-Bridge said...

Beautiful photos! the dresses are stunning. But my heart skips a bit every time I see a Valentino creation! amazing gowns. Giambattisa Valli dress is also beyond gorgeous

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Mª Pilar Domínguez said...

It was a great work, Sam . Amazing collections. Kisses and nice day,:)

Jessica Mattioli said...

Love love love Giambattista Valli <3 <3
Have a nice day dear Sam!

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getcarriedaway said...

wonderful collections! love the first one! :)
happy day

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ELISA said...

U are always able to spot the most amazing collections!

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kim bim said...

Awesome collections, I love all....

Fashion Lover said...

Beautiful!! I love the first dress!!

xoxo!

Nicky mywishstyle said...

AMAZINGGGGGG!
ciao

Karolina said...

Great editorial, love the first picture!

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Mimi Tran said...

I love the fashion. Especially the rosé dress. Great.

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Wiktoria Thew0w said...

beautiful photos !

Ile Odarod said...

the pieces are very feminine and flatters the women shape really well!
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Emma Pinto said...

Oh missed reading you!, fabulous posts Sam! Xoxo

Carolyne O' said...

Fabulous pieces doll, very feminine and sensual <3
Xxx

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ellie said...

Definitely, some dramatic pieces. Love the glam!

Natasha Gregson said...

I love the concept behind the shoot and the undone, gothic element given to such dream frocks :) It's amazing what a good setting and lighting can do!

Life's a shoe said...

this is such a glam spread, love it!

Emmylou said...

I admit I prefer the editorial more. Great styling all around:)
Happy Thursday, Sam:)

Nienke Keizer said...

Soooo pretty! Love them all <3

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Francy Stef said...

Gorgeous selection of dresses!!!
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Vett Vandiver said...

gorgeous fashions!

Pip said...

That't it, I need a subscription too! This is too good! I hope you have a good night Sam! xx Pip
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TheIndiansavage said...

Giambattista Valli <3 <3 <3 I love his collection ;)
Very fashion post ;)
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sanaya pandit said...

they are all fabulous. cant pik one!

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Jayme and Mendi said...

Wow, that last gown is stunning!!!

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Rakhshan said...

the editorial pictures are amazing, the dresses look fabulous in those! x

Always Maylee said...

I think the editorials are just stunning and gorgeous!

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Caitie Schlisserman said...

absolutely gorgeous gowns... the first one especially!

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Elizabeth {Ms Classic Glamour} said...

I always seem to like the editorial version better... maybe it's more glamorous?? Lovely post as usual and thanks for coming by the blog and leaving me sweet comments as usual! You are such a treasure! xo

What is in the hat? said...

I love dress number 3 and last dress! :)

Paola Lauretano said...

Really interesting editorial... you have a great taste my dear Sam!!!
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Pitufina said...

I love this pics!

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Diana Ashuayem said...

What a great collection
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Miss fashionmix said...

Amazing editorial!Haute Couture is always breathtaking!
Hope you have a great weekend!

Stylish By Nature said...

Simply stunning !!

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Viola said...

Such a great post again!! I love those fashion photo shoot pics!!

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Harija said...

Great pieces!!

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Carmen said...

Loving the very first look so much, the top/vest is wonderful!
xx

Anouka K said...

I like JPG best! He still has it!

Coco said...

I love the setting chosen. What an amazing display of opulence and creative geniuses. It's hard to choose a favourite! Jan Paul Gaultier and Elie Saab are sensational!
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Viktoriya Sener said...

Amazing post, I love all these photos!
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Dascha Boonstra said...

So amazing!!!

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Stella said...

I liked the second dress.
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Kamilla K said...

I live the JPG one!! So sophisticated and it reminds me of Russia for some reason!

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Alina Borak said...

Nice post :)

Margaret Cruzemark said...

This is such an amazing editorial. Who doesn't love high end fashion clothes?
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Evi said...

WOW! Amazing collections!

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Sean J. Ashley said...

I love the black Alexandre Vauthier dress. It is amazing desiigned.

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