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Our Favorite Looks From Paris Fashion Week

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…

Julie Gerstein / March 1, 2012

Model Inner Monologue: Spontaneous Combustion

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.

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 27, 2012

The Couture Collections Are Here! Our 27 Favorite Looks From Day One

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 mea…

Julie Gerstein / January 24, 2012

Kanye West Doesn’t Know What Women Want to Wear

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…

Annika Harris / October 3, 2011

Shrubby Chic At Paris Fashion Week

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 plo…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 10, 2011

Paris Runways Finally See Some Model Diversity—But Is This “Shock” Casting?

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…

Leonora Epstein / October 4, 2010

Hussein Chalayan Collection Includes Shrouded Women

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]…

Susannah Breslin / October 4, 2010

Play It Again, DJ Junk Food Couture

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]…

Leonora Epstein / July 9, 2010

Jean Paul Gaultier Hits The High Notes

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

Leonora Epstein / July 8, 2010

That Iceberg At Chanel Was Real!?

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…

Leonora Epstein / March 11, 2010

Now That’s An Afro

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]…

Erin Flaherty / March 8, 2010

Trend Spotting: Metallics Rule At Paris Fashion Week

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…

Erin Flaherty / March 8, 2010

Hang Nails At Gareth Pugh

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”…

Catherine Strawn / March 5, 2010

How To Get In On The New Pastel Eyebrow Craze

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…

Leonora Epstein / March 5, 2010

I Wanna Zip You Up

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]…

Susannah Breslin / January 28, 2010

Yooouuu Are Sooo Beauoootiful To Meeeee …

I don’t know what to say other than if you’re a dude parading around outside the Dior show in those heel-less Nina Ricci boots and nylon shorts, you best shave your legs. [No Excuses]…

Susannah Breslin / January 27, 2010

So, Scarily Evil Eyebrows Are In For Spring?

It appears a heavy arch is what’s in vogue for brows, according to Dior. [Paris Fashion Week, 1/26/10]…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 26, 2010

Tavi’s Hat Incites Anger From The Twitterati—Except For Uncle Karl

Tavi sat front row at the Dior couture show in Paris, sporting this rather tall hair-bow-hat-thing. Obviously peeved that some teenager had gotten better seats, and will probably take her job next, a Grazia editor Tweeted the pic with an annoyed caption: “Dior through Tavi’s pesky hat.” The outrage quickly spread through the Twittersphere. But…

Leonora Epstein / January 26, 2010

Giles Deacon: The Next Big Thing?

Giles Deacon is now officially one of those “ones to watch.” Fashion insiders swoon over him, and the designer gained quite a bit of recognition last year at London Fashion Week with his Pac-Man themed collection, and when he presented in Paris yesterday, the successful reception of his line sealed him in as an international…

Leonora Epstein / October 10, 2009

What You Missed: Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” Premiere At Alexander McQueen

As we reported yesterday, Alexander McQueen’s big live-streaming fashion show was ruined by Lady Gaga when she let it slip on Twitter that her new single, “Bad Romance,” would premiere there. Unfortunately, unless you’re a fashion editor or part of the style elite, you didn’t get to see or hear anything because the rush…

Leonora Epstein / October 8, 2009