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Paris Fashion Week: Comme des Garcons

By Andrea Thatcher on February 27th, 2008

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Check out what Pui-Tien Man over at Catwalk Queen had to say about the Comme des Garcons show at Paris Fashion Week.

“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.”

Read the whole story and see more pictures here.



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Amazing accessories at Christian Dior

By Andrea Thatcher on February 26th, 2008

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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.

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Lucy Liu keeps busy in Paris

By Andrea Thatcher on February 26th, 2008

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Lucy Liu arrives at the Christian Dior show in Paris today, where she sat front row with Monica.

She also attended the new YSL store opening.

Unfortunately, one reason Liu may have all the time for the Parisian hobnobbing is because her new show, Cashmere Mafia“, has already been cancelled.

It’s a shame because we liked “Mafia” better than the other “Sex and the City“-for-network-TV project, “Lipstick Jungle.” We also found the clothes more interesting.



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Paris Fashion Week: Yohji Yamamoto

By Andrea Thatcher on February 26th, 2008

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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.

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Paris Fashion Week: Christian Dior

By Andrea Thatcher on February 26th, 2008

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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.

And check out the Vivienne Westwood show here.



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Paris Fashion Week preview

By Andrea Thatcher on February 22nd, 2008

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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.

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Writers’ strike gives stars more time for fashion! Blake Lively to attend Paris couture

By Andrea Thatcher on January 18th, 2008

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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.

[Image: Getty; Source]



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Guess where this is from #7

By Andrea Thatcher on October 12th, 2007

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?
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Post your guess and check back next week for the answer.

[Image: Getty]



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Top 10 designers from spring 2008 Fashion Weeks around the world

By Andrea Thatcher on October 9th, 2007

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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.

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Karl Lagerfeld’s darling Kirsten Dunst attends Chanel show and party

By Andrea Thatcher on October 9th, 2007

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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.

[Image: Getty; Source: FWD]



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Paris Fashion Week: Chloe

By Andrea Thatcher on October 8th, 2007

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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.

[images: Getty]

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Paris Fashion Week: Karl Lagerfeld & Stella McCartney

By Andrea Thatcher on October 5th, 2007

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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.



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Paris Fashion Week: Valentino’s last show

By Andrea Thatcher on October 4th, 2007

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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.



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Paris Fashion Week: Jean Paul Gaultier walks the plank!

By Andrea Thatcher on October 3rd, 2007

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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.



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Paris Fashion Week: Balenciaga

By Andrea Thatcher on October 2nd, 2007

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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.




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