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If there’s one thing that’s generally true about the fashion industry, it’s that fashion and delicious buttery snacks usually (almost never) don’t go together. But not so in the case of design house Kenzo, who flew the bakers from Magnolia Cupcake Company over to Paris to craft special cupcakes for their show. As guests arrived,… READ MORE »


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Last week Paris fashion house Lanvin, helmed by the esteemed designer Alber Elbaz, debuted its Fall/Winter 2012 collection. Trim, elegant silhouettes flitted down the runway as Tilda Swinton and Dita Von Teese looked on — and Elbaz proved once again why he’s one of the fashion world’s favorites. Take a look!  … READ MORE »


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Ah! Paris Fashion Week! The best fashion week of them all, if you ask me. We’ve assembled more of our favorite looks from the Paris shows, and will be updating our survey throughout the week. So check back early and often! … READ MORE »


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Ah! Paris Fashion Week! The best fashion week of them all, if you ask me. Where designers like Chloe, Julien David and Gareth Pugh convene to show off their latest collections and the fashion crowd still smokes ciggies and acts totally bored. We’ve assembled our favorite looks from the first round of Paris shows, and… READ MORE »


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There are normal fashion shows, and then there are fashion shows where a model lights a barbecue in the middle of the runway. As you can see, the Livia Stoianova and Yassen Samouilov couture show in Paris this week was the latter. … READ MORE »


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I love fashion, but the Paris couture collections make me absolutely giddy. These collections celebrate fashion as high art, and present frothy, impossibly constructed delectable creations that make grown women salivate. Of course, couture gowns cost in the tens and hundreds of thousands, so we won’t be buying one anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean… READ MORE »


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The hype surrounding Kanye West’s debut women’s fashion line, DW, was on overdrive this past weekend, as the rapper-turned-designer presented his first collection during Paris Fashion Week. Of course it was a star-studded affair, and fashion heavy-hitters like Anna Wintour, Robin Givhan, and Carine Roitfeld were in attendance. Kanye consulted on the collection with other… READ MORE »


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This is a photo from Walter Van Beirendonck’s runway show at Paris Fashion Week, but if you had told me it was a screenshot from a movie in which the protaganist was evading the villain by disguising himself as a shrub, I would have totally believed you. If movie logic holds, this model could plop… READ MORE »


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When it comes to size discrimination in the fashion industry, Paris—a place where French women (apparently) don’t get fat—has a particularly stuffy reputation and preference for the pin thin. The fashion capital may be loosening its ideals, however. Designer Karl Lagerfeld has shown particular fondness for Crystal Renn lately, and Louis Vuitton’s last presentation used… READ MORE »


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Always out there designer Hussein Chalayan’s spring 2011 collection in Paris included this number: a woman with a black piece of fabric over her head. A mini-burka? A solution to a bad mood/bad hair/bad makeup day? Or something more artistic? We may never know. Also, it’s available in white. [Style.com] … READ MORE »


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A model presents a Frank Sorbier design from his fall/winter couture collection and holds a “Bonus Track” sign. Coupled with the junk food wrapper corset, we’d say this is one of those “you had to be there” moments. [Paris, 7/7/10] … READ MORE »


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So is the violin included with the dress, or do you have to pay extra? [Paris, 7/7/10] … READ MORE »


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Maybe we were a little slow to realize this, but apparently that huge iceberg in the middle of Chanel’s runway was in fact a real iceberg. Imported from Sweden. (Seriously, where was our Chanel Paris Fashion Week invite this year? We’re missing extremely important news here, people!) We’re actually not surprised that Uncle Karl would… READ MORE »


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This gigantic piece appeared atop a model’s head at Galliano’s “Ready to Wear” show, but we beg to differ. Besides, we would say the hair is wearing the model, and not the other way around. [Paris, 3/7/10] … READ MORE »


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The big takeaway from the French collections? Lots of shine. There was a stunning silver suit at Balenciaga, gold dresses and jackets at Dries Van Noten, a gorgeous shift woven with silver metallic threads by Martine Sitbon and Giles Deacon presented flashy pants and prom dresses. Sadly, it’s hard to do less-expensive metallic looks without… READ MORE »


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Models wore chain-embellished clothes at the Gareth Pugh show in Paris earlier this week, so nail pro Marian Newman for Creative Nail Design extended the look to their nails, too. These hanging chains are the latest in the recent crop of textured nails during 2010’s various fashion weeks. Keep reading to see the shorter “daytime” READ MORE »


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We couldn’t find much wrong with Balenciaga’s fall 2010 collection with its rad, funky heels and cozy, collegiate sweaters. But a closer look reveals that several of the models came down the runway with brows dyed in a number of pastel shades. Last year, we saw the weird mini-trend of people bleaching their brows, or… READ MORE »


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A model on the runway at Eric Tibusch’s showing in Paris. So, when you zip her up, do her eyes close, too? Ack! [Huffington Post] … READ MORE »