Karl Lagerfeld sent a volcanic chill of autumn swirling through the Grand Palais on Tuesday as he presented a tomboyish Chanel fall-winter collection. In a deliberate contrast from the Parisian garden theme that framed the spring-summer show, Lagerfeld sent darker, looser looks down a wooden boardwalk the length of a venue carpeted with volcanic dust … Continued
Lady Gaga hit Mugler‘s runway on March 2, while premiering her new track, “Government Hooker.” A live broadcast showed backstage preparations before following Gaga onto the stage where she walked among fashion models, dramatically demonstrating the flowy fabrics of Nicola Formichetti’s creations for the fashion house. What came down the runway was not as alienesque … Continued
“It is understood that Dior intends to go ahead with its runway show on Friday [March 4],” Women’s Wear Daily reports. Christian Dior released a statement on March 1 saying it had fired John Galliano with immediate effect in the wake of his arrest over anti-semitic remarks last week.
French fashion label Givenchy showed its haute couture collection exclusively on Asian models, demonstrating to what extent Asia has moved to fashion’s forefront. Inspired by Japanese Butoh dancer Kazuo Ohn, the lightweight dresses featured clear Asian style elements such as structural shapes, warrior-inspired headgear by Philip Treacy, and folding techniques. Declared “works of art” by … Continued
Miuccia Prada has already won plaudits for her spring/summer 2011 collection — simply-cut dresses and suits in a quirky mix of stripes and solids, with bold splashes of orange, violet and electric blue. But by displaying the clothes on a runway in Beijing on Saturday evening, her first catwalk show outside Europe, and adding a … Continued
Lady Gaga has announced her plans to debut new music from her upcoming Born This Way today at a Paris fashion show by Thierry Mugler. “I’m the musical director for the MUGLER fashion show,” she said on Twitter. “I’m remixing/previewing a record on Born This Way, tailored for the show + garments.” She did not … Continued
Milan is preparing to host its annual men’s fashion show on Saturday, billed as the biggest in the world. Thirty-six brands including Dolce&Gabbana, Giorgio Armani and Prada are set to take to the catwalks for the four-day fashion festival. The autumn-winter collection show kicks off on Saturday with top brands including Ermenegildo Zegna, Dolce&Gabbana, Jil … Continued
Tom Ford promised to release a film of his Spring 2011 debut womenswear show when the clothes are nearly in stores, and he’s delivered. The video is set to Karen Elson’s song Pretty Babies (who’s also seen in the clip) and features backstage shots, runway shots of the numerous models and celebrities, along with audience … Continued
The first ever retrospective dedicated to the designs of French couturier Jean-Paul Gaultier will be unveiled at The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in June 2011. The Fashion World of Jean-Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk will display more than one hundred ensembles, including couture creations, as well as original sketches and photographs. … Continued
H&M continues to build anticipation around its latest designer collaboration with storied French couture house Lanvin. Over the past few weeks, H&M has been posting videos of designer Alber Elbaz discussing his inspiration for the line on its YouTube channel. Starting November 2, a sneak peak video of the collection is now available on H&M’s … Continued
H&M continues to build anticipation around its latest designer collaboration with storied French couture house Lanvin. Over the past several weeks, H&M has been posting videos of designer Alber Elbaz discussing his inspiration for the new line on its YouTube channel. And a sneak peak of the collection will also be available online at H&M’s … Continued
The 29-year old supermodel Adriana Lima was chosen to model this yearâ€™s Victoriaâ€™s Secret Fantasy Bra valued at $3 million. Decorated with a starburst design, the Bombshell bra features 2,000 diamonds and was unveiled ahead of the upcoming fashion show in New York. Last year, Vickyâ€™s Secret Angel Marisa Miller was the chosen one to … Continued
This October 6, 2010, you’re invited to watch Louis Vuitton‘s Spring/Summer 2011 in a 360Â° ready-to-wear show on your Facebook, iPad or iPhone. Models will be photographed right after the show simultaneously with 52 cameras, resulting in images which can be rotated and paused 360 degrees. The collection will be shown at 2:30 pm ET … Continued
Dita Von Teese has taken her famous burlesque act to the couture capital, Paris. During Jean Paul Gaultierâ€™s Autumn/Winter 2010 collection show, Ms Von Teese appeared on the catwalk in a black slinky dress. The famous actress then walked down the catwalk and stripped off her robe revealing a black skeleton-looking bodice. Then came the … Continued
A monumental lion, teeth bared and one front paw resting proprietorially on a giant pearl, held centre stage, its golden coat caught in the setting sun under the glass dome of the Grand Palais. Karl Lagerfeld is a past master at dreaming up attention-grabbing scenarios for his Chanel shows, and Tuesday night’s was no exception. … Continued
Following Chanel’s much-talked-about resort showcase in Saint Tropez, Dior presented its cruise collection for 2011 in Shanghai. The Chinese metropolis further manifested its status as fashion hotspot by hosting another event of this scale, after Chanel chose Shanghai to show its Maison d’Arts collection last year. But while the latter drew on Chinese tailoring, Dior … Continued
Fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier on Friday achieved a long-held dream by presenting his first haute couture collection in Russia at a Moscow railway station. Gaultier said he was delighted to use the Kazansky railway terminus, one of Moscow’s three main rail stations, as the backdrop for his fashion collection, saying it was an invitation … Continued
The sketch of a polar bear by Karl Lagerfeld on the invitation to his autumn-winter show for Chanel on Tuesday was already a big hint. As a howling wind came over the sound system, screens were hoisted up to reveal gigantic ice floes, from which his models emerged enveloped in shaggy furs to keep out … Continued
From fashion design’s big stars such as Matthew Williamson, who presented timelessly elegant cuts combined with colorful prints, and Vivienne Westwood’s punky chic to London’s new stars Mark Fast and Kinder Aggugini, the edgy capital’s fashion week kick-off didn’t disappoint.
British designer Alexander McQueen was pronounced dead February 11 in London after reportedly committing suicide. The fashion community will miss him for his daring creations and theatrical fashion shows: a selection of highlights.