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… »10/07/15 4:50pmWednesday 4:50pm

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… »10/06/15 10:35amTuesday 10:35am

Paris Fashion Week: The Row Hides Itself From the Greedy Paws of the Media 

In several unusual Fashion Week moves, the Olsen twins moved the spring 2016 presentation for their consistently impressive and stunningly pricey line The Row from New York to Paris, where the press and retailers were invited to a showroom preview on Tuesday featuring less than half of the collection. »10/01/15 4:40pm10/01/15 4:40pm

Here Are Some Models 69ing On the Runway at Rick Owens

Is it lesbian sex-positive? Commentary on the fact that you can’t actually walk in those invisible-heel shoes? A Lee McQueen dis? A Leigh Bowery rip? Who knows but this is the dude who had guys walking the runway with exposed dicks at his last Menswear show, so like, just accept that it’s art, okay. »10/01/15 2:30pm10/01/15 2:30pm

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 5:50pm3/11/15 5:50pm

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 6:45pm9/29/14 6:45pm