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Everyone Is Appalled By How Trash Lanvin Is Without Alber Elbaz

On Friday, Lanvin showed its first collection in 14 years not designed by the beloved genius Alber Elbaz—the creative director whose talents resurrected a dusty Parisian label and turned it into the global standard-bearer of elegance—who was ousted last year after a dispute with the brand’s primary shareholder. And…

Vetements Solved the Problem of Where to Stash Your Coat in the Club

Two nights ago, I attended an issue launch party for an art magazine in a small basement club that had the distinct ambience of a chic ancient Roman holding cell. Part of this very studied atmosphere included a garment rack at its entrance—basically, an unminded, self-serve coat check where anyone could hang their…

Balmain Is Basically Becoming the Clothes Kim Wore Before Kanye KonMari'd Her Kloset

An important turning point for Kim Kardashian, and arguably the culture, was the point early on in her courtship with Kanye West when she allowed him to essentially KonMari her closet. Aired on a 2012 episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, it depicted West rifling through the assortment of furs and high-end club…

Dries van Noten Made Clothes for a Vampire Coven Yacht Club

Belgian visionary Dries van Noten always has a strong point of view, one accompanied by perfect tailoring and architectural takes on power dressing. Today at Paris Fashion Week, his collection invoked old money and yachting clubs viewed through a murderous lens—very Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, if its sequel were …

The New Eyebrow Threading Trend Is Wearing the Eyebrow Thread

Since the rise of Cara Delevingne, brows have been consistently becoming fuller and thicker and more unruly—so consistently that I’ve feared the over-plucked caterpillar might come back into style. But as the beauty on Liselore Frowijn’s Paris Fashion Week runway shows, we’ve still got brow frontiers to explore.

Paris Fashion Week: High-Fashion Hot Topic at Louis Vuitton

Nicholas Ghesquiére said he was inspired by technology for his latest collection at Louis Vuitton, but the clothes themselves took us not to the future but to the early days of the internet, when AOL was still sending out trash-filler CD-Roms and Hot Topic hawked metal lunchbox purses with Emily the Strange sneering…

Paris Fashion Week: Welcome to Chanel Airlines, Karl Will Be Your Pilot

Karl Lagerfeld, of late, has been somewhat obsessed with the domain of the proles—this idea of populist spaces, except they’re “elevated” to his standards of Chanel bourgeoisie. Recent runway shows have included a Chanel supermarché and a faux feminist protest, both of which were received with giddy enthusiasm, so his…

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Iris van Herpen Made Prickly, Watery Cocoons for Paris Fashion Week

Dutch designer Iris van Herpen's ideas are perpetually voluminous, unhindered by limitations of fabric: if she can't find the material she wants in the known universe, she just invents it. That's what happened (again) with her stunning Fall 2015 show in Paris this week, in which she transformed her models into raw…