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…

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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…

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…

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