Couture is spectacular. Whether you are one of those lucky few who can afford to purchase one of these extravagant pieces or not is irrelevant. To me couture is a performance of the flamboyant and theatrical. There is such craftsmanship, expertise and quality embodied within couture collections that the pieces become almost art instead of clothing.
Alexis Mabille proved that colour, yes, isn't for the faint hearted but can be as dramatic and elegant as any LBD. His SS12 collection was intelligent through the use of elegant shapes, strong lines and juxtaposing fabrics. There was an element of fairytale to his collection with enormous flower head pieces and coloured faces- personally I was reminded of the eccentricity within Alice and Wonderland. But that's what couture is, a fairytale. Couture evokes emotion and creates a sense of wonder and awe which perhaps can't be found in ready-to-wear.
No matter what anyone says; couture is an embodiment of pure talent and beauty- extravagant beauty.