Thursday, March 10, 2011

Fashion Week Roundup: Paris

Four weeks to the day, NYC-London-Milan and now Paris, the fashion weeks have concluded. It has been a monumental season, as John Galliano, creative director at Dior, was ousted for being a Hitler fan and anti-Semite. Now, the big question is, will Riccardo Tisci from Givenchy take over? Hate is never acceptable, and I'm sure he's faced his own ridicule for resembling a homosexual Pirate with his clothing choices, but it is always sad to see a brilliant and influential designer go. For the actual ready-to-wear looks, Fall 11', as previously stated, is still rolling with the 70's vibe. Karlie Kloss was still a fixture, and up and comer Arizona Muse was literally everywhere. Chloe produced wide leg, tailored jean trousers with python print in almost each look. Balmain's creative director,Christophe Decarnin, failed to show up, and word on the street is he's been committed as he battles depression. There was nothing crazy about his detailed sequined and beaded mini dresses. Hocus Pocus hats were huge at Lanvin, along with his signature one sleeved dresses. Shapes were a little off at Stella, but her oversized gold looks gleamed and the polka dots were a bit more wearable. YSL was a wintery mix, with a dash of purple, but ended with white hot jumpsuits and gowns. Valentino's palette resembled a sheer rose as the girls traveled down the wooded runway. The stunning gowns at Elie Saab will definitely be snatched up for appearances and shows. The deep cuts, high slits and added belts made this season one of my favorites. The collection at Alexander McQueen lived up to the legacy, and Sarah Burton created an ice queen-esque theme that will continue the heritage. Has Kate Middleton really chosen McQueen as her wedding designer?? The aforementioned Christian Dior's showcase had a throwback bohemian feel with velvet mini britches and cascading chiffon. Very pirates of the Carribean. Karl left show goers with thoughts of boy meets girl in dark gothic forest with Dr. Martin almost looking boots leading their way. And last, but definitely not least, Marc Jacobs capped off fashion week with french maids in cut out leather brocade and Kate Moss, in the flesh, smoking a cig while closing the show. Naomi also walked with all the new baby supermodels of world. No word of rage or phones being thrown.




Stella McCartney


Zac Posen


Elie Saab

Alexander McQueen

Christian Dior


Louis Vuitton


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