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Lady Gaga Tom Ford promo video

Lady Gaga in Tom Ford Spring 2016 Collection Video

Fashion designer turned film director Tom Ford released a runway music video featuring Lady Gaga Friday to showcase his new spring 2016 collection.

Lady Gaga is set to star in Tom Ford’s new Spring / Summer 2016 video.

The pop star will feature in a runway film shot by the acclaimed fashion photographer Nick Knight that shows off the designer’s new collection, WWD reports. The film will be unveiled online later today.

The news follows speculation that Ford would not show the new collection officially, having declined to reserve a runway spot at any of the major Spring / Summer 2016 ready-to-wear fashion weeks.

“Instead of having a traditional show this season, I decided to try something new,” he told the publication. “I wanted to think about how to present a collection in a cinematic way that was designed from its inception to be presented online.”

Lady Gaga Tom Ford promo video

Ralph Lauren Fall 2015 Fashion Show

Fashion first: Ralph Lauren to livestream show

Ralph Lauren Fall 2015 Fashion Show

 joins forces with live-streaming app Periscope to show off the Ralph Lauren Collection show in London, live from New York.

As models strut the catwalk at Skylight Clarkson Square in Manhattan, Londoners will be able to watch the spring 2016 show as they pass through Piccadilly Circus, where the show will be projected on a screen, according to Women’s Wear Daily.

Leading up to the show, the event will be teased with tweets from the brand’s account to its 1.3 million Twitter followers.

Ralph Lauren will plug the event by means of its Twitter handle, #RLRunway and tweet from @Twitter and @Twitter_Fashion.

POLO RALPH LAUREN Children's Fashion Show

Inside Ralph Lauren’s Children’s Show

POLO RALPH LAUREN Children's Fashion Show

 put on a dreamlike show for his childrenswear Fall 2015 Polo collection in New York this week.

Central Park Zoo was transformed into a “Neverland” inspired, adventure-themed wonderland for the event, which saw “Pan” actor Levi Miller walking the runway as the fashion house’s new childrenswear ambassador.

Other rising stars on the catwalk included celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe’s son Skyler and “Dance Moms” sensations Maddie and Mackenzie Ziegler.

Levi Miller

Showcasing standout looks from the Fall 2015 Polo Ralph Lauren Children’s collection for girls and boys, the emphasis was on preppy American pieces such as herringbone blazers, relaxed sweaters, hoodies and cute beanie hats. Stripes, plaids, cozy layers and city-inspired silhouettes were all on show, with key pieces for boys including sporty styles like jogger pants and vintage-style baseball jackets, while feminine dresses, tartan and leather moto pieces are in vogue for the girls.

Miller made his debut in the Fall 2015 Polo Ralph Lauren Children’s campaign, which was inspired by the upcoming Warner Bros. movie “Pan,” based on the origins of Peter Pan’s life in Neverland.

Polo Ralph Lauren Kids Models

The young actor was chosen for his “spirit of adventure and whimsy” and the campaign, shot by fashion photographer Matt Jones on the 1911 Peking ship in New York City, reflects this. It will be featured in advertising, window displays, in-store events and videos next season.

The show also honored the one-year anniversary of the Ralph Lauren Children’s Literacy program, which has seen 100,000 Scholastic books donated to Reach Out and Read in the US over the past 12 months.

Inside the Chanel Couture casino

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Karl Lagerfeld took a gamble on his  Autumn/Winter 2015 couture collection Thursday in Paris.

The fashion magnate transformed the Grand Palais into an opulent casino for the event, with stars including Kristen Stewart, Julianne Moore and G-Dragon crowding around the blackjack tables to check out the show.

And they were treated to quite a spectacle — Lagerfeld dressed his models up as Twenties starlets, with short and severe flapper girl hair and theatrical makeup in the form of bold, straight brows and deep red lips.

Models present creations by German designer Karl Lagerfeld as part of his Haute Couture Fall Winter 2015/2016 fashion show for French fashion house Chanel at the Grand Palais in Paris

The boxy aesthetic also ran through the collection — particularly regarding the indispensable two-piece suits, which featured straight lines and top-heavy forms. Shoulders were emphasized with bulky jackets while collars were kept wide or high and military.

Utilitarianism was also evident in the outsized woollen jackets with deep pockets and large, contrasting lapels, while skirts were generally worn narrow and to the knee in a conservative fashion.

There was of course quilting (or faux quilting), and lots of it, with the French house’s signature look being given a freshening up through the use of iridescent, metallic and semi-transparent mesh fabrics. Leather collars and shiny trims added pizzazz to the classic Chanel statement.

Chanel show, Autumn Winter 2015, Haute Couture

“The idea was to take the most iconic jacket from the 20th century and create a 21st century version, which technically wasn’t even imaginable at the time it came about,” the designer explained.

Empire waistlines, beading and tulle ruffling gave a lightness of touch to the collection’s dresses, although the shapes were definitively structured. Sequins, feathers, pearls and semi-sheer overlays added drama to the look while retaining an understated sophistication.

Chanel Couture casino Kendall Jenner

The highlight of the show came at the end, when Kendall Jenner stepped out in full “military bride” regalia in the form of a silk cream tailored trouser suit and veil.

AW15HC Karl Lagerfeld

Lagerfeld also used the show to present jackets made entirely from a singular piece of fabric using a new 3D technique called ‘Selective Laser Sintering’ for the aforementioned ‘faux quilting’ effect, proving that though it might have looked like a collection inspired by the glamorous heyday of the bygone times, Chanel’s creative vision is rooted firmly in the future.

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Dior Cruise 2016

Dior Cruise 2016 Show – Best of [VIDEO]

On Monday, May 11, Dior presented its Cruise 2016 collection just outside of Cannes, at Pierre Cardin’s Palais Bulles.

Dior Cruise 2016

Modern fabrics and an emphasis on plaids are among the defining characteristics of the new line. Between the looks unveiled and the venue, against the backdrop of the Mediterranean Sea, the show gave the guests an impression of freshness and lightness.

Dior 2016 Cruise Show

The choice of location is significant, as the collection reflects the spirit of the French Riviera, namely in its colors and textures. Simons emphasized shimmer and contrasting textures, along with layering effects, while maintaining an overall tone of breeziness and modernity.

Dior 2016 Cruise Show

The collection was dominated by blouses, wide-legged pants, short skirts and a modern take on the iconic Dior Bar Suit. Very summery, the dresses have elements of 1960s style but remain contemporary.

Dior Cruise 2016 French Riviera

Bold prints

Patterns, and especially plaids, were seen throughout the show, often with metallic effects. In terms of colors, black and white were fairly present, along with shades inspired by the landscapes of the Côte d’Azur — namely blues, reds, pinks and browns.

Dior 2016 Cruise Show

Held two days before the opening of the Cannes Film Festival, the show was attended by several celebrities, including French actress and Dior spokesmodel Marion Cotillard, as well as Cressida Bonas, Zoë Kravitz, Dakota Fanning and, of course, Pierre Cardin.

Dior 2016 Cruise Show

Louis Vuitton Cruise 2016

Louis Vuitton Cruise 2016 in Palm Springs

Louis Vuitton Cruise 2016

The darlings of the fashion world gathered in Palm Springs, California, on Wednesday for the Louis Vuitton Cruise Collection 2015 sunset show.

And what a show it was: Creative Director Nicolas Ghesquière presented a playful, dramatic and yet sophisticated collection in which vintage glamour was given a modern edge.

The show opened with fluid maxi skirts and dresses and flowing blouses cut drastically across the midriff by large studded leather belts and buckles.

LV 2016 cruise collection

 

Leather paneling and zip details leant gravitas to the pretty floral or nautical fabric prints. Silhouettes were kept loose and materials luxe, with silk featuring heavily throughout.

The colors were intense and saturated, with quilted housecoats in plush reds and dreamy lilac tones thrown into the mix with bottle green motorbike jackets and a tangerine studded flared jumpsuit.

LV cruise 2016

 

Tailored trousers in taupes, whites and beiges added a classic sophistication to the look but were livened up with patchwork suede coats or sequined color-block jackets.

The real playfulness was in the detailing, from using studs to create shape for dresses and blouses to beaded fringing on tops and lots of zips.

Louis Vuitton 2016 cruise collection

Flower motif cut-outs on stiff leather dresses and ruffled collars also made an appearance.

Though the silhouettes were considered and balanced and the craftwork impeccable, this was a collection that underlined the joy of travel.

Chanel Cruise Collection Seoul

Chanel shows Cruise collection in Seoul [VIDEO]

Karl Lagerfeld was in Seoul this week to unveil the Chanel’s Cruise 2015/16 collection — a kaleidoscopic vision of color and pattern inspired by the K-pop trend sweeping the West at the moment.

Describing the collection as a “modern version of the pop art scene,” Lagerfeld said he was inspired by Korean traditions but wanted to adapt them for the world of today.

“I love the proportions of the dresses, and even the fibres,” he explained at the show. “We had some made here because the fibres don’t exist.”

He also revealed that one of his fabric designers at Chanel is Korean and that her friends and K-pop singers regularly visit the fashion house.

He concluded: “The modernity of Korea was something I was used to as an idea, but I wanted to see the reality.”

The cruise runway featured cute summer dresses, skirts and tops in bold geometric striped prints, as well as trousers and dust jackets. Structures were kept loose, floaty and playful, with the wigs adding to the sense of fun.

Of course it wouldn’t be Chanel without tweeds, and the house sent plenty of those down the catwalk too. Pastel greens, candy pinks and rich purples gave life to jacket and skirt combos, while a turquoise and black houndstooth check made one look pop.

Korea’s influence was evident throughout the collection, from a cream and bubblegum pink confection worn by Barbara Palvin to a cobalt blue jacket teamed with black mini shorts modeled by Georgia Hilmer.

Lace fingerless gloves, sixties sunglasses and knee-high socks were all added into the mix.

Chanel Cruise Collection Seoul

The show, held on the same date as the Met gala in New York, attracted a star-studded audience including Kristen Stewart, Gisele Bündchen and Tilda Swinton.

Palais Bulles

Dior to Show at Cardin’s ‘Bubble Palace’

 Palais Bulles

According to Women’s Wear Daily, the French luxury brand’s 2016 cruise collection will take to the runway at the Palais Bulles de Pierre Cardin, on the French Riviera on May 11.

 Palais Bulles

Purchased by Pierre Cardin in the 1990s, the Palais Bulles, an immense atypical mansion on the Mediterranean coast not far from Cannes, will welcome the latest ready-to-wear collection by Raf Simons for Dior.

 Palais Bulles

The show will take place on May 11, just two days before the kickoff of the 68th Cannes Film Festival, taking place May 13-24.

 Palais Bulles

Last year’s Dior Cruise Collection fashion show took place at the Brooklyn Naval Yard in New York City.

Chanel kicked off the cruise collection season on Monday, May 4, with a fashion show in Seoul, South Korea.

Zoolander 2

Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson close Valentino show

Zoolander 2

Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson starred in ‘s fall 2015 fashion show in Paris yesterday to confirm that “Zoolander 2” is happening.

The duo put on their best surly, pouty faces to close the show for Valentino during Paris Fashion Week, bringing guests to their feet and smartphones in the air.

The stars are now heading to Rome, where the movie will begin shooting soon. “Zoolander 2” will be released on Feb. 12, 2016.

Watch “Zoolander” snatch a smartphone from a front-row guest and record a selfie as he pouts into the camera in a video uploaded by @tinaleung.

Los Angeles

Dior to hold Cruise show in Los Angeles

Los Angeles

French fashion house Christian Dior will be bringing its Resort show to Los Angeles, continuing the current trend for peripatetic luxury spectacles.

Get set for a star-studded list of attendees: Oscar-winning Los Angles-based actresses Jennifer Lawrence and Charlize Theron are both brand representatives for Dior’s clothing, accessories and fragrance lines.

Last year’s resort show took place at the Brooklyn Naval Yard in New York City, while the recent Pre-Fall 2015 collection was shown off in Tokyo with a special show inside a sumo arena.

Other labels taking their shows abroad include Chanel who held its Métiers d’Art show in Salzburg in December.

Paris-Salzburg Métiers d'Art show

Chanel Plans Shows for New York, Rome and Seoul

Paris-Salzburg Métiers d'Art show

 announced on Thursday that it will be repeating its recent Métiers d’Art show in New York City at the end of March, and will also be be bringing its forthcoming Cruise collection to South Korea, before the next Métiers d’Art show in Rome next December.

On March 31 in New York City, Chanel will reshow the Paris-Salzburg collection that was first presented on December 2 at the Schloss Leopoldskron, a sumptuous palace in the snowy Austrian city of Salzburg.

Following the Big Apple show, the Croisière (Resort 2016) collection will then be unveiled at the Zaha Hadid-designed Dongdaemun Design Plaza in the South Korean capital Seoul on Monday, May 4.

The final big news in the brand’s year of mobile fashion shows is that the next Métiers d’Art show (the Pre-Fall 2016 season) will be shown in Rome, with the Italian capital welcoming Chanel on December 1 this year.

We can’t wait to see what various influences Lagerfeld takes from the dynamic Asian tech hub for Resort and from the ancient city of Rome.

Collection Esprit Dior Tokyo

Raf Simons taking Dior pre-fall show to Tokyo

Collection Esprit Dior Tokyo

The  creative director will show the brand’s Pre-Fall 2015 collection in the Japanese capital in December.

After last week’s announcement that Chanel will be taking its Métiers d’Art show to Austria (Salzburg, to be precise), comes the news that Christian Dior will be heading to Japan for the same season.

According to a report by WWD, the French brand will be playing to the crowds in the Tokyo with a special show on December 11.

The brand is reportedly also readying a new store in the city’s Omotesando district, as well as an exhibition and photo book by French fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier.

The trend for international shows in between the main Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer fashion weeks is now well established.

Collection Esprit Dior Tokyo 2015

Alongside Chanel’s ventures to Dallas, Singapore and Edinburgh over the past few seasons, Dior has also travelled to Brooklyn and Monaco to show off its collections.

Monaco Prince Palace panorama

Louis Vuitton to show resort collection in Monaco

Monaco Prince Palace

The luxury fashion house has just announced that it will show its first ever runway show for its cruise collection in Monaco next week.

Hosted by Prince Albert and Princess Charlene of Monaco at the Prince’s Palace on May 17, this will be the second runway show for new  creative director Nicolas Ghesqiuère, and the first time the brand has shown resort on the catwalk.

The Louis Vuitton cruise fashion show will broadcast live on May 17 at 19h on louisvuitton.com.

Dior Curise 2015 show brooklyn

Christian Dior Cruise collection to show in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Naval Yard

Famed French luxury brand Christian Dior will be showing its Cruise 2015 collection in Brooklyn, at the Naval Yard on May 7.

In fact they’re following in the wake of Alexander Wang, who made waves with his own Fall-Winter 2014 show at the enormous Duggal Greenhouse space in February.

Dior Cruise 2015 show brooklyn

Dior wanted to go all out: “We wanted the show to feel very New York, and the Navy Yard’s view and space captures the city” a spokesperson said.

Dior Cruise 2015 show

Last year’s Cruise show was held at Monaco’s Hôtel de Paris while previous years have seen the brand roll out the runway in Shanghai and NYC.

Models shop at Chanel Supermarket (Video)

Karl Lagerfeld turns Grand Palais into giant supermarket to debut Chanel’s Autumn/Winter 2014 collection.

chanel supermarket hashion show

The unusual catwalk show is part of Paris Fashion Week 2014, and featured Lagerfeld’s muse Cara Delevigne.

Chanel supermarket

Princess Sirivannavari of Thailand browsed breakfast cereals in a tiara; Keira Knightley lingered by the cheese counter; Rihanna looked glamorous over by biscuits and cakes.

Chanel Supermarket rihanna

Guests trailed the aisles in amazement: condiments, pastas, oils and vinegars, cheeses and charcuterie, brooms and dusters, buckets and mops.

Chanel supermarket Paris

Were they real? Can we take them home? people asked assistants in white jackets with a garish supermarket logo.

Chanel Supermarket Sweep

The answer? Some were, some weren’t. Help yourself to fruit, vegetables and sweets. The packets that were empty would go on display in Chanel shops.

Karl lagerfeld Chanel Supermarket

dubai highest restaurant

Chanel bringing upcoming Cruise show to Dubai

Karl Lagerfeld is presenting the Chanel 2014/15 Cruise Collection in Dubai.

dubai highest restaurant

The collection will as usual be unveiled in-between the main fashion week seasons, on May 13.

Details relating to the star-studded event’s inspiration and decor are still top secret although we can expect another grand show full of extravagant details.

The Chanel Resort collection is one of the fashion world’s most anticipated events, with previous shows having taken place in Paris, Versailles, Singapore, Los Angeles and Saint Tropez on the French Riviera.

karl lagerfeld Chanel jet

Chanel brings art to Dallas

For its 2013/14 Metiers d’Art fashion show, previously held in India and Scotland, CHANEL will be traveling to Dallas, Texas for a showcase themed “Paris: Dallas”: Fair Park

karl lagerfeld Chanel jet

Fair Park is the perfect location for Chanel: built in 1936 to celebrate the state’s 100th anniversary, the 277-acre park contains the world’s largest collection of art deco buildings, art and sculpture.

Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel also visted the city herself to receive the Neiman Marcus Award for Distinguished Service in the Field of Fashion in 1957.

The event will see the first screening of Lagerfeld’s movie The Return, which stars Geraldine Chaplin and Rupert Everett among others, and looks at Coco’s return to the world of Parisian haute couture after years in the fashion wilderness following the Second World War.

Mulberry Fall 2013 Ad campaign

Mulberry cancels London Fashion Week show

Mulberry Fall 2013 Ad campaign

Mulberry, which has not yet found a replacement for former creative director Emma Hill, has decided to cancel the runway show that was planned for February’s London Fashion Week.

According to a statement by Mulberry picked up by Vogue UK, the company “has not finalised its creative director search and will therefore exceptionally not stage a catwalk show this February.”

There will still be some participation at London Fashion Week, but it’s unclear what form this will take. “Details of this will be released in the near future,” said the brand.

Emma Hill had been with the company for six years, and first introduced the brand’s ready-to-wear collection (previously Mulberry had focused on bags and other luxury leather goods). She was also at the helm for all of the label’s previous runway shows.

A number of names have been touted in the running to replace Hill, including British-Turkish designer Erdem Moralioglu and Greek designer Mary Katrantzou, but the search is clearly ongoing.

Dior Fashion show Spring 2013

Dior hits Shanghai for haute couture show

Dior Fashion show Spring 2013

Famed French luxury brand Christian Dior is set to re-stage its Spring 2013 haute couture show for buyers and press in Shanghai, China on March 30.

For the first time since Belgian designer Raf Simons took over as creative director, the brand will be returning to mainland China and the country’s couture customers will be hurriedly booking appointments in the days following the show to place their orders.

The move isn’t a particular suprise: back in January Christian Dior CEO Sidney Toledano noted that China was the “big market of tomorrow” as the brand looks to expand its haute couture client base.

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Fashion high tea at Paris’s Bristol hotel

Ralph Lauren Le Bristol

On certain Saturdays of the month, guests can indulge in an elegant tea while watching a fashion show at the Bristol hotel in Paris’s tony 8th arrondissement. The next two Fashion Saturdays scheduled will focus on up-and-coming designers.

On Fashion Saturday afternoons, from 2:30pm to 4pm, Le Bristol offers a tea-time menu with tea, a range of pastries, finger sandwiches and a glass of champagne.

An ephemeral dessert created by head pastry chef Laurent Jeannin, inspired by the designer showcased that day, is also available. The price of this treat: €70.

For the next two “Fashion Saturdays,” the luxurious Parisian hotel will focus on two up-and-coming fashion names: Dina Jsr (Jan 26) and Le Lièvre et la Tortue (Feb 16).

The most prestigious haute couture fashion houses including Céline, Yves Saint Laurent, Givenchy, Chloé, Ralph Lauren, Stella McCartney, Versace and Ungaro have previously taken part in these “Fashion Saturdays.”