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.