Fall 2012 Paris
The Best Handbags of Fall 2012
While shoes got a bit tamer for Fall 2012, handbags have only gotten more wild. Fur and faux furs bags were all the rage at Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler, Dries van Noten, and Michael Kors, and while the perspex bags at 3.1 Phillip Lim and the cute minauderies from Diane von Furstenberg may not be totally useful, they sure are cute. Or course if you need a bag that will actually fit your things inside it, the giant leather carryalls at Alexander Wang might just do the trick.
25 Inspiring Street Style Looks From Paris Fashion Week
It's a wrap! Fashion Month is over, and while we're relieved to be out of the madness, we're still a little sad to see it go. Paris Fashion Week brought us a host of incredible, inspiring collections, but it wouldn't have been complete without the well-dressed people who attended.
The Best Shoes of the Fall 2012 Season
We've scoured the Fall 2012 collections for the most amazing shoes, and it was easy, because there were plenty. The best part? Footwear options for Fall 2012 are a lot more reasonable than their Spring 2012 counterparts. (Remember those 6 inch Versace lucite wedges?) Fall 2012 saw lots of wide heels and mary-janes on the runway, and sometimes both simultaneously--like at Prada, Louis Vuitton, and Marni. Knee-high black boots ruled at Alexander Wang, Altuzarra, Givenchy, and Rick Owens, and ladylike pumps could be found at Lanvin, Nina Ricci, and Jil Sander. Of course, if you're looking for something crazy, look no further than Alexander McQueen's heel-less fur shoes. Impractical, but so lovely. Take a look at all the amazing shoes from Fall 2012 and just try to pick a favorite. It's near impossible.
Elie Saab Gives His Red Carpet Gowns a Moody Twist
Elie Saab is synonymous with the red carpet. Ever since Halle Berry wore one of his gowns when she won her Oscar in 2002, his fate as a red carpet f
That '70s Show: Victoria's Secret Models, Bjork, and Printed Pantsuits at Miu Miu
Miu Miu is the reason most major editors take a later flight home from Paris during fashion week. Everyone wants to see what Miuccia Prada has dreame
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People Are Actually Wearing That Balenciaga Visor--Here's How Much It Costs and Why You Can't Get It In The U.S.
There is no better time or place than Paris Fashion Week to try out the season's most over-the-top, impractical items. And that is what the fashion
Folk Art Prints Get the Valentino Touch
PARIS--After weeks of being presented with more challenging, boxy, and sometimes oversized silhouettes, it was so nice and even refreshing to take in Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli ultra-feminine, just plain pretty fall collection. Sumptuous soft black leather toughened up the pretty a bit--on a cape, a skirt, and a gorgeous leather jump suit to open the show.
Should Kanye West Just Focus on Accessories?
Long Nguyen is the co-founder and style director of Flaunt. PARIS--Fashion can be a cruel business, when one minute you’re hot and the next you’re forgotten, never to be heard from again. But fashion is also a place where redemption can occur; one good show can wipe out the previous seasons’ debacles…just like that. Kanye West’s debut collection was simply bad, even for those of us who actually rooted for him to succeed. Because the negative criticism of his spring collection was fairly unanimous, it cannot be dismissed as media bias. “Has he learned a hard lesson and can he redeem himself?” was the question on our minds as the car breached the secure steel gate to enter the back docks of the vast Halle Freyssinet complex on a frigid Tuesday night.
Three-Year Old Chanel Model Hudson Kroenig Gave Karl Lagerfeld Toys For His Kitten
Karl Lagerfeld is known for keeping a stable of "it" girls and boys around and the latest is the three-year-old son of model Brad Kroenig, Hudson. So far, Hudson has walked in two Chanel shows, including yesterday's, in which he walked the runway holding Heidi Mount's hand and wearing a purse. Eric Wilson has caught on to Kroenig's rising star and thus he is probably the youngest model to get a Times profile. The article, headlined "A Minimum Age? Not for This Model" is not long, because he's three, but it's real cute.
Watch Miu Miu's Fall Show LIVE Right Now at Fashionista
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Stefano Pilati's Finale Collection: A Reflection on His Time at Yves Saint Laurent
Long Nguyen is the co-founder/style director of Flaunt. PARIS--Even before the last model, Elza Luijendjik, passed the halfway mark on her return d
Everything You Need to Know About Kanye West's (Already Poorly Reviewed) Show
We weren't at Kanye West's show today, but in this age of Twitter, you almost don't have to be anywhere anymore--just follow a few well-placed peopl
Would You Rather...? The Fall 2012 John Galliano vs. Carrie Bradshaw Bird-On-Head Edition
When Carrie Bradshaw was all dressed up and ready to marry Big in the Sex and the City movie she wore a Vivienne Westwood dress and a fancy bird hat
Edward Enninful and Alicia Keys Hold Hands At Givenchy, Spark Rumors of Love Affair (LOL)
Alicia Keys has been popping up all over Paris Fashion Week. As Derek Blasberg tweeted, "Jeez, Alicia Keys has gone to as many shows as I have this season." Keys made an appearance at Givenchy, where she caught up with W editor Edward Enninful. Photogs snapped the two in a handhold, which apparently means the two are having a steamy affair. At least, that's what Media Takeout would like you to think, as they posted those photos under the headline "UMMMMM . . . This Could Be NOTHING . . . But . . Why Is R&B Singer ALICIA KEYS Holding Hands With THIS DUDE?????"
Clare Waight Keller's Chloé Girl is a Brit in Paris (Who Wears Awesome Coats)
PARIS--It's former Pringle of Scotland designer Clare Waight Keller's second season as the creative director for Chloé and she told me designing her second collection for the house was "nerve-wracking the second time around because you know what's coming...[but] intense and really enjoyable to work on." Could part of that "nerve-wracking" have to do with working in a city where industry rumors, rumors about designers being replaced at big fashion houses, are a dime a dozen? "The gossip is on a whole different level here," Waight Keller said. "It feels different--you know people at different houses but you're in your own world as well." Good thing. Because Waight Keller's vision for Chloé is beginning to take shape--and it's all about her own world.
Forget About Nail Art--Chanel Is Making Eyebrow Art a Thing
We eagerly wait for the pictures from every Chanel show to drop, because the house's beauty guru, Peter Philips, always does something unique and tr
Karl Lagerfeld a.k.a. Superman? Take a Look at Chanel's Crystal Fortress of Solitude Fall Collection
Karl Lagerfeld is kind of like Superman. At least it seems that way with the thousands of projects and collaborations he takes on in addition to Cha
Watch: The Finale at Chanel's Crystalline Fall 2012 Show
Click through to see a video of the Chanel finale from today's fall 2012 show. How's that for instant Chanel gratification? More to come, of course.
'70s Sexuality and Guy Bourdin at Givenchy: Riccardo Tisci's Finest Collection To Date
Long Nguyen is the co-founder and style director of Flaunt. PARIS--The white neon lights spun faster and faster and the drum beats grew louder and l
Move Over Azealia Banks' "212": This is Fashion's New Anthem
PARIS--People in Paris are still talking about the Rick Owens show. Not about the clothes, or even the fire on the runway, but the soundtrack. It wa
A Film Crew Trailed Carine Roitfeld, Plus a 53-Year-Old Closed the Show at Hermès
Hermes is the ultimate in luxury. So it follows that yesterday's fall show was a luxurious experience in spite of the rain and dropping temps. The setting was the courtyard of the beautiful École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-arts. Heat was pumped into the tented space and waiters stood at attention with flutes of champagne and glasses of fresh grapefruit and raspberry juice. Attendees were posh fangirls in their silk Hermes scarves. This is the 1% (.05%?). In addition to loaded VIPs and editors, a few notable names were there, both on and off the runway. Carine Roitfeld was there, making only her second Paris fashion week appearance (she was at Dior and showed up later last night at Givenchy), trailed by a film crew. Curious? Us, too.
Kenzo Flew In Bakers from NYC's Magnolia Bakery To Make the Cupcakes for Their Paris Show
At last night's Kenzo show, rain-soaked guests were treated to a little something sweet to eat, in addition to a fantastic show. A Magnolia cupcake r
Our Report from Kenzo's Fall Escalator Spectacular: The Clothes Are Just as Good as the Show
It was tricky to get to the Université Pierre & Marie Curie last night for Kenzo's fall 2012 show. The location was out of the way and it was pourin