Les goûts et les couleurs ne se discutent pas

The Armani Spring 2011 haute couture presented in Paris this week couldn’t have been more different from the Dior collection I talked about yesterday. While Dior was all about defined waists and full skirts, Armani was about purity of line and saturated color. Instead of a retro-inspiration, Armani favored a space-age look and materials. Each collection is unquestionably of a very fine level of quality, but they would appeal to radically different women. Taste is certainly a personal matter.

Today’s expression, “les goûts et les couleurs ne se discutent pas,”  (lay goo ey lay cooler ne se deescoot pah) literally means “tastes and colors can’t be discussed. ” In English, we’d say, “there’s no accounting for tastes.”  No doubt these red-carpet ready dresses will be making their Oscar débuts shortly.

Fashioning Society: A Hundred Years of Haute Couture


The Art of Haute Couture

About Patricia Gilbert

Patricia Gilbert is a French teacher. She's Canadian, lives in the United States, but dreams of living in France. Follow her on Instagram @Onequalitythefinest and on Twitter @1qualthefinest.
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2 Responses to Les goûts et les couleurs ne se discutent pas

  1. Eliza McFeely says:

    This one doesn’t appeal to me quite as much, but wouldn’t it be fun to show up in school wearing it? Love the hat.

    • pgilbert says:

      I love the illusion he creates of a tiny waist by where he placed the seams. But shiny, shiny doesn’t speak to me either.

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