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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 models that looked closer to “real women,” although this is debatable depending on your standards. Keep reading »

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] Keep reading »

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] Keep reading »

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]
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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 stop at nothing to realize his snowman-chic show, but these details via New York mag are still pretty crazy: The ‘berg weighed 265 tons, needed 35 ice sculptors for a six-day carving job, and required a room temperature of a chilly 28-degrees Fahrenheit (you can bet Anna kept her fur coat on during the show). We wonder what Lagerfeld is planning next that could possibly outdo transporting a giant hunk of the tundra to Paris? [New York Mag] Keep reading »

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] Keep reading »

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