For fall ’11, couture designers traded in some of the high drama of seasons past for a more refined aesthetic featuring cleverly mixed materials, all-over beading and fur.
Sophisticated, refined takes on ladylike classics — such as Armani Privé’s silk and patent d’Orsay pumps — ruled the season’s couture collections.
Chanel Fall Couture 2011
Maison Martin Margiela
Elaborate and over-the-top is what comes to mind when I envision couture shoes. I'm a little lukewarm on this group, with the exception of Worth's offering....isn't it fabulous!? Now that's my idea of a couture shoe!