When we talk about the hair at fashion shows, we generally mean the hair on the models, not the hair on the clothes. Charlie Le Mindu certainly didn’t have convention in mind when he presented Metal Queen, his “haute coiffeur” collection, on the runway in Paris during Couture Week. “I wanted to do a collection that was inspired by the women who scare me and have a lot of charisma. So that’s why the models look like kind of sexy monsters — I want them to scare men,” said Le Mindu of his line, which features, yes, human hair (culled from extensions, no scalping necessary) protruding from the designs in every which way. Sure, why not? I mean, don’t you ever wake up in the morning and say to yourself, What I really need in my wardrobe is more human hair? [WWD]
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Just look at this trio of beauties sitting front row at the Miu Miu show at Paris Fashion Week! It’s like a style sandwich with Emma Stone filling, and damn, they’re all killing it. I love how each lady has a very different look: there’s Amanda in a fierce red pantsuit and super trendy purple lipstick, Emma in a structured black dress and red lips, and Dianna in a mod colorblocked ensemble. Flawless fashion, times three. [Getty Images]
Marc Jacobs’ designing is often rife with a pastiche of cultural references from the past. His latest collection for Louis Vuitton is no different, directly pulling from mod ’60s styles. While the collection was pretty, and pretty unsurprising, its display was anything but: Jacobs sent his models down one of four specially painted escalators, which gave the show the appearance of being at a very, very high end mall.
Depressingly enough, I often find Jessica Chastain to be the walking manifestation of When Bad Clothes Happen To Fabulous People (see Exhibits A, B, and C), but this is one look that I can definitely get behind. The actress showed up to Hedi Slimane’s first show for the newly-coined Saint Laurent in her YSL best, wearing the brand’s legendary Le Smoking jacket over a pretty polka-dot frock with a nipped-in waist. An updo and a deep crimson lip, along with the classic jacket, could nudge this look into too-old territory, but Jessica looks pretty damn fresh to me.
As Paris couture week rolls on, we thought we’d take a moment to look at a lesser-known entry into the couture-o-verse. That would be On Aura Tout Vu, the French label whose name translates to “You think you’ve seen it all.”
Their offerings this season skew toward the dramatic, the Gaga-rific, the over-the-top and way out there. And the styling at their runway show? Full of cyborg-ish details and outlandish chimeras.
This latest collection was titled “Fishing for Compliments,” and is supposed to read like an underwater scene. Personally, I think it seems more influenced by “Snow White and the Huntsman,” but perhaps I’m missing some obvious connection between the fish scales the collection’s supposed to convey and the armor I interpret.
Either way, it’s all very costume-y and dramatic. Take a look after the jump.