Here comes the bride(s)…
Here comes the bride(s)…
If you were looking for an excuse to book a trip to Paris this holiday season, here’s a great one: French department store Monoprix is offering designer dresses for under $125.
Four cities, one season: Fall 2013. Nemo kicked the collections off and every city to follow added its own dose of wintry chill. Somehow all that cold weather caused a discernible note of restraint to float through the collections. Don’t worry–the passion and excitement were still there, but designers actively pursued defining new ways we can really dress next fall. These looks felt grounded in the return of the “Lady,” as fashion’s pendulum swung away from the risqué, toward the refreshingly refined (spike-studded shoulders be damned). Check out our top trends for fall in the slide show.
Thank goodness designers are finding plenty of ways to play with the animal print.
Now comes the fun part!
After a long night of staying up way way past our bedtimes laughing, crying, singing, and yawning along with the 85th annual Academy Awards, we’ve scoured the far reaches of Getty Images to bring you our picks for best and worst dressed.
Nothing compares to couture, a thriving and important part of the fashion industry. The fall 2012 collections were full of so much delicate, restrained gorgeousness it was tough to pick our favorites (especially when it came to Dior and Valentino), but we did our best. So, click through for one last look (well, until all the celebs start wearing them) at the 25 dresses we found ourselves gawking at–in a good way.
We look forward to the couture collections for so many reasons–the pure fantasy of it all, the exquisite details, and of course, the often equally as fantastical beauty looks. We’ve already broken down the gorgeous looks at Chanel (left), but here’s a look at the rest of the collections. From elaborate hair accessories to full-face makeup, click through for our favorite beauty looks from the spring 2012 couture collections.
It’s hard to generalize about the beauty looks across the major fashion capitals, but we’re going to go ahead and do it anyway. New York is either easy-breezy or loud and brash. London makeup artists usually go crazy with their palettes, while Milan is generally sophisticated and strong. Paris, much like many of the runway collections, is pretty with a theatrical streak.
Check out our favorite looks (which, as usual, are the ones that are the most fun to look at.) Though this season we may have to try a few of these out in real life.