Amber Rose: dressed to kill at couture week

28 January 2010

Amber Rose

Isn’t packing for holidays a NIGHTmare? It is, isn’t it? You pack and make lists and pack some more, and survive the last day before leaving in an outfit you hate just so everything else is clean, and then when you arrive you discover you’ve brought nothing you ACTUALLY need, and your case is full of Mariah Carey’s cast-offs, a costume from Spamalot and an enormous fur muff-cum-bum-bag.

And so, we find Amber Rose in Paris for couture fashion week sans, apparently, trousers and jumpers and T-shirts and all those boring things. But avec a multitude of mind-blowingly, fabulously, utterly bonkers outfits.

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Yesterday saw Amber pull out all the stops for Chanel’s S/S ’10 couture show in a knitted floor-length, gold, hooded dress. This is the kind of outfit that would make most of us look seven shades of crazy (and we’re not exactly saying it doesn’t do that for Amber) but somehow, like Gaga, the Rose manages to make this work.

Amber Rose

However, yesterday’s Spamalot-on-acid outfit was nothing compared to the black, see-through, slashed number (a kind of amalgam of Hervé Léger and Alexander Wang, if you will) that La Rose wore to Kris Van Assche’s show on Friday. We originally thought it resembled one of Mariah Carey’s late ’90s stage costumes, until we were reminded of Rose McGowan’s infamous appearance at the 1998 VMAs wearing the most revealing dress we have ever seen. Even now. However, from the ankle down we have no criticism whatsoever; we LOVE the heeled Burberry Prorsum boots Ms Rose has opted for.

Amber Rose

For Thursday’s Dior Homme show, Amber sported a more casual look. The ’90s double denim combo is very S/S ’10 Chloé; and we are really up for the way Amber has temporarily cropped her denim jacket by folding the bottom inside itself (yes, we will be attempting this). However, we are forced to raise a quizzical eyebrow at the mink bum bag/muff combo (Louis Vuitton circa fall 2006) that Amber has paired with her otherwise excellent ensemble. If we were able to look inside Paris Hilton's mind, we suspect this is what we would see.

Amber Rose

The Louis Vuitton men’s show on Thursday saw Kan ‘n’ Am opt for floor-length fur. There’s something of the late ’80s/early ’90s bling that we love about Amber’s short dress under massive fur here; especially with this week's news that we’re emerging from a recession, which has made us come over all 1989. However, Kanye and Amber managed to incur the wrath of PETA with this ensemble (which is massively unsurprising). Their vice president Dan Matthews released a statement saying, 'He [Kanye] and his girlfriend look like pathetic creatures from a shabby roadside zoo.' Eek.

Amber Rose

For Monday, Amber looked almost understated in a black, brushed satin jumpsuit, gorgeous white Alexander Wang biker jacket and those fab Burberry Prorsum black leather boots again. ‘Wearable’ isn’t an adjective often attached to Amber, but on this occasion we think it might just stick. Personally, this is our favourite ensemble from Ms Rose’s holiday collection.

So, whilst we might not necessarily want to go right out and copy Amber’s sartorial efforts to the letter, at Grazia Daily we would like to extend our thanks to Ms Rose for brightening up our week with her deliciously crazy fashion week wardrobe. Here’s to you, Amber Rose!

-Alex Butt


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