Rejoice: It's Nicolas Ghesquière's First Collection for Louis Vuitton

Last night in Paris, Nicolas Ghesquière showed his feverishly-anticipated first collection for Louis Vuitton. Ghesquière — the much-beloved, highly respected and often imitated designer who catapulted Balenciaga to renown before leavingthe label abruptly — is a legend; Louis Vuitton is a hugely influential empire. So… » 3/05/14 6:00pm 3/05/14 6:00pm

Chanel's Fall-Winter Show Took Place in a High-Fashion Supermarket

Having just shown a couture collection in which the only footwear option was formal sneakers, it seems that Karl Lagerfeld is still devoted to provocatively (?) mixing the aspirational and the mundane. To wit: this presentation — which also heavily featured Fashion Sneakers, some of which were knee high — was… » 3/04/14 4:40pm 3/04/14 4:40pm

Rick Owens Is the Latest Designer to Replace Models With 'Real Women'

Yesterday, as part of Paris Fashion Week, edgy fashion darling Rick Owens sent "real" women down the runway alongside professional models. It's a reassuring sight we've seen before — and one that we'll undoubtedly see again in many iterations (for example, DKNY did it earlier this month at New York Fashion Week, to… » 2/28/14 4:30pm 2/28/14 4:30pm

Marchesa: For the Highlands-Prowling Fairy Queen in You

Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig say that their inspiration for Marchesa's fall-winter 2014 line was "our Scottish woman who's a little bit more disheveled in winter, with this static hair like she's running through the fields in the Highlands." Given the pair's penchant for designing opulent, ethereal evening wear,… » 2/13/14 7:50pm 2/13/14 7:50pm