Hey, history-of-fashion nerds: Amazon UK has just booked an eight-part period drama about French haute couture in the period immediately following World War II. Don’t get between a costume designer and any chance at working on this project, lest you be torn into a million pieces.
If you're the girl who's always learning Clytemnestra/Black Swan/Ophelia/Antigone/Queen of the Night/Medea monologues despite the fact that you weren't even cast in the damn show, this one's for you.
Haute couture collections are still being shown in Paris, and yesterday's presentation by Zuhair Murad featured frothy confections, like sunny springtime afternoons come to life.
You're filthy rich, you're smoking lots of hash and you're throwing epic parties in a palace outside the medina. What do you wear? All of this. Purple haze all in your brain.
One word to describe the dreamy, floaty, stunning haute couture gowns in the Elie Saab collection shown in Paris today: GORGEOUS.
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…
The Elie Saab haute couture show presented yesterday in Paris was classically feminine, ridiculously romantic and breathtakingly beautiful. Your inner Grace Kelly will find the soft colors, delicate details and sweet silhouettes downright dreamy.
Behold, a memorable moment from the Jean Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer 2013 haute couture show presented yesterday in Paris: A dress almost too wide for he runway.
Today in Paris, Belgian designer Raf Simons showed his first ever women's collection under the Christian Dior name. Dior, which had languished for a year without a creative director following the hasty firing of John Galliano (for that whole "being a racist" thing), hired Simons just after he was let go from Jil…
Nilina Mason-Campbell ran around Paris to get a fresh look at couture. Not the runway-shot, brand-manicured take we always get. The street-skulking, exhilarating flash-and-grab honesty of the perennial non-ticket-holder! (It's not our fault we don't know any PRs in Paris.)
The models in John Galliano's Christian Dior haute couture collection walked out of a piece of sculpture that looked kind of like a giant mid-century-modern-style lamp, or a hovering spacecraft. They wore dresses in keeping with that theme.
OMG! Couture! And ready-to-wear inspired by couture! Let's jump right into the highlights and lowlights from the runway.
Couture week, that four-day period when editors descend on Paris to venerate the fiction that enough people still buy $80,000 dresses to justify the expense and bother and fabulousness of the proceedings, is over. How'd everyone do?
Karl Lagerfeld's Chanel couture show was a mish-mash of conflicting styles — but rather than being surprising and awesome, like a peanut-butter-banana sandwich, it was mostly ugly and retch-inducing, like a red wine milkshake. Here is the full Nanny-grunge-Thirties-matador horror.
John Galliano's garden grows very, very psychedelic, if the designer's latest couture collection for Dior is to be trusted. Poufy petal skirts, shocking colors, and floral embroideries aren't exactly new ground for Galliano, but the pollen sure is intoxicating.