Scorecard reported all-around praise (bien sûr) for Monsieur Alaïa last week.

Scorecard reported all-around praise (bien sûr) for Monsieur Alaïa last week.

The master of evening gowns, Elie Saab doesn’t disappoint with pearl embroideries, 30’s silhouettes, and a cool palette of ivories, skin tones, and inky blues and teals.

The master of evening gowns, Elie Saab doesn’t disappoint with pearl embroideries, 30’s silhouettes, and a cool palette of ivories, skin tones, and inky blues and teals.

Exquisite embroidery at Valentino; dresses fit for a modern day princess.

Exquisite embroidery at Valentino; dresses fit for a modern day princess.

For Givenchy haute couture, Riccardo Tisci presented ten stunning  floor-length dresses of intricately seamed sheer tulle decorated with  lace, pailettes, beads or fringe. The inspirations for the collection  were clouds, angels and birds of paradise, the latter reduced to a  splattering of pearls on white tulle.

For Givenchy haute couture, Riccardo Tisci presented ten stunning floor-length dresses of intricately seamed sheer tulle decorated with lace, pailettes, beads or fringe. The inspirations for the collection were clouds, angels and birds of paradise, the latter reduced to a splattering of pearls on white tulle.

Giorgio Armani presented a geisha-inspired collection for his Privé line. Japanese floral silks, black velvet, and sequins galore!

Giorgio Armani presented a geisha-inspired collection for his Privé line. Japanese floral silks, black velvet, and sequins galore!