“Floofy frocks! Rampant ruffles! Distressed fringing! Minimalism was clearly not the word at Comme des Garçons’ catwalk show for Paris Fashion Week… although all this excess material was not put in the more, er, conventional places. Cut-out panels and artful placements exposed bare midriffs and torsos, and there were many variations on a theme: three tuxedo jackets with varying sizes of missing panels, for example, and black skirts of different lengths sharing similar risqué cutaway top-halves.”
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We loved everything about the Christian Dior fashion show in Paris yesterday, but what we were most excited about were the accessories. Okay, maybe accessories always get us excited, but these colors and textures particularly popped.
Keep reading for more bags, shoes, hats and sunglasses.
She also attended the new YSL store opening.
The bright colors that have rocked many runways snuck into Yohji Yamamoto’s fall collection only in drips and drabs, and fans fear not: it was all about black. Black leather to be exact, but of course not in a way that any other house would interpret the fabric. As opposed to being punk or biker or anything ordinary, it was very deconstructed, soft/hard, and like much of the collection smacked of countryside chic. For more of the feminine, structured yet supple leather jackets, continue reading.
Isabelle over at Catwalk Queen says “There’s nothing guaranteed to lift my spirits more than a picture of the wide-eyed Masha, except maybe a picture of the wide-eyed Masha with eye make-up that makes her peepers even bigger!” It seems the “dead socialite” look was alive and rocking at the Christian Dior fall 08 show in Paris. Galliano hemmed in his usual kookyness to produce a retro slice of psychedelia. For more, see the whole story here.
New York and London are behind us, Milan is winding down, and the next stop is Paris! The fashion capital is getting ready to present its fall 2008 Pret-a-Porter collections, many of which are held at the Le Carrousel du Louvre, above.
The shows start Saturday, but we’re most looking forward to Christian Dior, who shows Monday along with Vivienne Westwood and Yohji Yamamoto. For the schedule of more highlights we’re looking forward to, keep reading.
With television shows and film projects on hold because of the Screen Writer’s Guild strike, actors not only have more time on their hands, but might just be searching for a few more opportunities for self promotion.
Fashion insiders have been predicting that this could end the lull of celebrity appearances at fashion weeks.
One bright young thing headed to Paris couture fashion week is Gossip Girl’s Blake Lively. The starlet has been invited to Chanel, Valentino, and Jean Paul Gaultier as a guest of Vanity Fair magazine which will then shoot a spread of the actress in the couture creations.
Lively is seen here at the Chanel Night of Diamonds dinner.
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Congratulations to all of our readers who guessed that this rainbow dress from London fashion week was by Matthew Williamson and that this blue ruffle top from Milan was by Marni. Does anybody know which designer sent this Isabella Blow tribute down the runway?
Post your guess and check back next week for the answer.
Now that all the major Fashion Weeks–from New York to London to Milan to Paris–are over, we’ve gone through every collection and chosen the ten designers we like best for spring ’08. There were so many gorgeous collections, but we were looking for fabulous pop-out prints and designs that were really awe-inspiring. Overall, I loved how most of the collections were beautiful, but very wearable at the same time. Continue over to the jump to see our Top 10 Fashion Week Designer picks.
After cooling down her front row presence for seasons, Kirsten Dunst made an appearance at the Chanel show in Paris on Friday. She apparently attended the show because Karl Lagerfeld and the fashion house was hosting a party for her later at their couture salons. The party was in honor of Kirsten’s guest editorship of Lula Magazine, and Audrey Tautou, and Rachel Bilson all came out to congratulate the temporary editrix.
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Chloe’s spring 2008 collection debuted in Paris Saturday, and was full of light and dark chiffon designs with geometric patterns and splashes of color. A large portion of the styles were completely see-through, but designer Paulo Melim Andersson created some interesting shapes to make this transparent apparel wearable in the real world. He layered dresses and designed chiffon pants that were only translucent from the thigh down. The collection also included a slew of light, long cardigans in gray and black and off-the-shoulder numbers. Go to the jump for more pictures from the show.
Karl Lagerfeld set the scene amidst a disco catwalk and full-out ’80s inspiration. He created a new spin on the slim silhouette with touches draped black chiffon draped over curve-hugging minidresses. According to Laura from Catwalk Queen, the collection was very wearable, but a bit monochromatic at the same time. Follow the link to her post for the full scoop and more pics from the show. Stella McCartney’s show on the other hand was filled with pretty feminine styles in retro floral patterns. This beautiful spring ’08 collection was presented against a botanical backdrop created by French botanist, Patrick Blanc. For more on this show, visit www.CatwalkQueen.tv.
Last night, renowned Italian designer Valentino, made his final Fashion Week appearance with his ready-to-wear collection in Paris. And what an exit he made. According to Catwalk Queen, Valentino was encircled by a bevy of models, and waved to the crowd amongst a sea of bows, ruffles, polka dots, floaty chiffon and skirt suits. His spring collection polka dot dresses, skirt and jacket sets, and evening gowns were absolutely exquisite. Check out more on the show from our sister site, Catwalk Queen.
So, it seems that Jean Paul Gaultier has been very inspired by the recent pirate explosion, made popular by Johnny Depp’s Pirates of the Caribbean. With an array of styles featuring camouflage, pirate hats, military jackets, and lacy captain’s brides, this was surely a voyage to remember. Gaultier also completely ignored the smoking ban, having many of his models puffing on pipes or strutting the catwalk, long white cigarettes in hand. For more on this show, visit our sister-site, Catwalk Queen.
Nicholas Ghesquière hit the mark with his aesthetically colorful relaying of this season’s ‘tough look’ into spring and summer. Ghesquière manipulated bold floral patterns into fashion armor! While the box-shaped military-style tops and suit of armor-like shorts remained consistent throughout the show, the colors, patterns, and accents varied magnificently. Check out Catwalk Queen for more on the show.