Guy Laroche Fall 2011: Mixing Fur and Minimalism

For the fur-loving fashionista who fears PETA's red paint, Guy Laroche's Marcel Marongiu has the perfect solution: red fur. Sheared fur dresses, skirts, tops, and coats, in red, white, black, and putty, capped off with a couple of gorgeous silver beaded dresses were the highlights of Marongiu's fall collection for Laroche. For the most part, the collection was comprised of perfectly wearable separates: leather skirts and pants, wool-and-sheared-fur overcoats, and wide-buckle belts over simple sheaths. At times it looked a bit pre-Theyskens Theory though (and some ripped knits of a pom-pom sweater variety veered into grunge grandma territory), until the luxe fur looks--I swooned over the red fur dress--stepped it up a notch. Marongiu made fur almost (almost) seem minimalist. And that's a good thing.
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For the fur-loving fashionista who fears PETA's red paint, Guy Laroche's Marcel Marongiu has the perfect solution: red fur. Sheared fur dresses, skirts, tops, and coats, in red, white, black, and putty, capped off with a couple of gorgeous silver beaded dresses were the highlights of Marongiu's fall collection for Laroche. For the most part, the collection was comprised of perfectly wearable separates: leather skirts and pants, wool-and-sheared-fur overcoats, and wide-buckle belts over simple sheaths. At times it looked a bit pre-Theyskens Theory though (and some ripped knits of a pom-pom sweater variety veered into grunge grandma territory), until the luxe fur looks--I swooned over the red fur dress--stepped it up a notch. Marongiu made fur almost (almost) seem minimalist. And that's a good thing.
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For the fur-loving fashionista who fears PETA's red paint, Guy Laroche's Marcel Marongiu has the perfect solution: red fur.

Sheared fur dresses, skirts, tops, and coats, in red, white, black, and putty, capped off with a couple of gorgeous silver beaded dresses were the highlights of Marongiu's fall collection for Laroche. For the most part, the collection was comprised of perfectly wearable separates: leather skirts and pants, wool-and-sheared-fur overcoats, and wide-buckle belts over simple sheaths. At times it looked a bit pre-Theyskens Theory though (and some ripped knits of a pom-pom sweater variety veered into grunge grandma territory), until the luxe fur looks--I swooned over the red fur dress--stepped it up a notch. Marongiu made fur almost (almost) seem minimalist.

**All images: Imaxtree.