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… » 3/11/15 5:50pm 3/11/15 5:50pm

Fuck a Tent; Wear a Sleeping Bag of Death

In the second installment of our Fall/Winter 2015 Fashion Month series entitled "Fuck a ____; Wear a _____," we bid a glad adieu to the tents we were wearing two weeks ago and say major fucking bonjour to these fashionable sleeping bags proffered this week by the god Rei Kawakubo for Comme des Garçons. » 3/09/15 6:00pm 3/09/15 6:00pm

Vogue Editor Deletes Tasteless Instagram Post

Yesterday, while hanging out at Paris fashion week, Vogue style editor-at-large Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis snapped and shared this picture of homeless person reading the famous fashion magazine. "Paris is full of surprises...and @voguemagazine readers in unexpected places," Thurn and Taxis captioned the Instagram… » 3/08/15 3:10pm 3/08/15 3:10pm

Paris Fashion Week: Comme des Garçons' Bloody Coven

If Comme des Garçons' Rei Kawakubo has her way, next spring we will all be praying at the altar of our own ovaries, in her brilliant crimson odes to blood and guts and "roses, but not a pretty rose." It is brilliant, it is sculptural, it is clothing designed to never let the wearer forget that we're literally all the… » 9/29/14 6:45pm 9/29/14 6:45pm

Paris Fashion Week: Manish Arora's Wacky, Acid House Space Queens

At Manish Arora, the mood was festive; rows 1-3 were offered little Dixie cups of pomegranate juice, with attendees' names calligraphed on them in neon puffy pen. The ushers, who were robots, wore hot-pink dishwashing gloves to hand out the drinks, whispering softly, "It's dosed. It's dosed. It's dosed." Their voices… » 9/25/14 3:40pm 9/25/14 3:40pm

Saint Laurent: For the Expensive Trash Enthusiast in You

Hedi Slimane presented the Saint Laurent spring 2014 line in Paris, and it is exceedingly tacky. Not subversive tacky, not thoughtful tacky — it looks like if someone took a teenaged girl with a vague interest in alternative music to a Forever 21 and said, "Quick! You have 15 minutes to find an outfit for my… » 10/01/13 12:40pm 10/01/13 12:40pm

Kim and Kanye Showered With Free Designer Baby Clothes in Paris

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have been enjoying Paris Fashion Week, and also accumulating a bunch of stuff to declare at customs. Instead of frankincense and myrrh, fancy-pants designers are offering tiny luxury outfits to the infant deity known as Baby Nori, and Kim's been posting the presents on Instagram. » 10/01/13 10:00am 10/01/13 10:00am

What the Front Row Is Wearing at Paris Fashion Week

Paris Fashion Week is the grand finale of the Spring 2014 collections, but what the front row attendees are wearing is often a more accurate trend forecast than what's going down the runway. For example, Anna Dello Russo wore mouse ears, so you'll probably look like an asshole if you trot out your cat ears in public… » 9/30/13 7:40pm 9/30/13 7:40pm