Is it just me, or did Paris Haute Couture Week catch anyone else a little off guard? Because we’re an accessories site and haute couture and handbags don’t mix on any sort of grand scale, these shows mostly serve as a harbinger for what’s to come in the fast-approaching Fashion Weeks and the flurry of accessories that they bring, but a few of the collections are always interesting enough for us to break stride and take a look. This season, Armani Privé Spring 2011 is one of those collections.

Giorgio Armani’s couture is often worn on the world’s biggest red carpets, but the space-age fabrics and construction of this collection call to mind only one celebrity: Lady Gaga. Armani has provided many of Gaga’s more spectacular outfits for events and awards shows, including her fantastic 2010 Grammy dress, and the singer’s personal style has clearly made an impression on the legendary designer. Many of the lines retain Armani’s traditional modernist flair, but the futuristic materials and embellishments found therein can be credited to the aesthetic that Gaga has ushered into favor. It’s to Armani’s credit that he has chosen to take the zeitgeist by the horns and make some interesting clothing in the process.

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  • edoardo

    I lvoe this hsow the volumes, the new materials and the futuristic theme of the show…amazing!

  • Justine

    It’s is really gaga! :)

  • annabelle

    pictures 8 and 9 are gorgeous! i wouldn’t mind wearing this collection out

  • Lorie

    Beautiful, but not made for us girls with ample bosoms that’s for sure.

  • 19yearslater

    Yep, very Lady Gaga. What’s going on with look 12? The dress has hips that those models surely don’t.

  • Vitta

    I do love Armani and have been wearing it for years because I prefer sporty elegance they preach. However, this collection is more futuristic than realistic (agree with @edoardo). The jewel tones are beautiful, but somehow too “invasive”. The only item I’d wear is #10 evening gown, but in gunmetal gray (like #4) or very dark emerald, not ruby as shown. The rest is just too theatrical, in my opinion.

  • nicole

    recommend a good place to buy cheap designer dress, such as ,Max mara, Anna sui, Armani, Chanel ect.

    • Veronica

      Have you ever buy on that website? Pls i need ask you a few things

  • XXAL

    these are beautiful! the red dress in image 10 is stunning

  • MizzJ

    Hmm I can see the Gaga reference, but it’s so mild that I wouldn’t really agree with it. Gaga is more than just shiny fabrics (the girl did wear meat after all). This collection doesn’t look very wearable, but then I suppose couture generally isn’t!