People Are Allegedly Buying Dior's Hideous $1,100 Sneakers

As legend* has it, a mysterious hooded figure approached Karl Lagerfeld and Raf Simons before last season's couture shows and said, "Hey, did you hear about what the assorted lady-peasants are doing nowadays? They have this strange sort of shoe object — flat at the bottom, like a duck's foot, comprised of a slightly… » 7/31/14 6:40pm 7/31/14 6:40pm

Stéphane Rolland: For the Cyberpunk Sun Goddess In You

Stéphane Rolland's spring 2014 couture show was, as WWD puts it, the site of a stampede — Kim Kardashian was in the front row, and photographers flocked to her in a state of mild frenzy. But the real star at the event (no offense, Kim) was the collection itself — Rolland said that each piece was meant to "challenge… » 1/21/14 7:00pm 1/21/14 7:00pm

These Beautiful Dresses Were Made Using Magnets

Magnets, bitch! The "actually soft and cuddly" garments are the result of a collaboration between product designer Jólan van der Wiel and couture fashion designer Iris Van Herpen (Van Herpen is someone Hunger Games: Catching Fire costume designer Trish Sommerville admits she is obsessed with). Read more about how the… » 8/30/13 1:50pm 8/30/13 1:50pm

Gaultier Couture is One Big Tribute to Amy Winehouse

Jean Paul Gaultier's latest couture collection was, says the designer, inspired by Amy Winehouse. Models sported drawn-on versions of Winehouse's beauty spot, signature winged eyeliner, and beehive hair. And Gaultier's collection shows the influence of some of the late singer's style, given her propensity for pencil… » 1/27/12 5:15pm 1/27/12 5:15pm

Dior C.E.O. Likens Designer Search To Husband-Hunting

Dior insists that studio head Bill Gaytten, who oversaw that dog's breakfast of a fall couture collection, is just a place-holder designer. The brand will "take all its time" to replace John Galliano, the longtime creative director it fired in March for habitual drunkenness/being an embarrassing racist. "You know when… » 7/06/11 12:50pm 7/06/11 12:50pm

Dior's First Couture Show Without John Galliano Was A Total Mess

After fifteen years at Christian Dior, John Galliano was fired for inveterate alcoholism and being rather racist this spring. While Galliano fights a court case, Dior has dragged its feet in replacing him. So the brand went ahead with a couture show in Paris yesterday without a new designer. The pieces in the… » 7/05/11 1:40pm 7/05/11 1:40pm