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The Tale of a Fairy by Karl Lagerfeld

Tale of a Fairy Karl Lagerfeld

For anyone whose invitation to Chanel’s resort show in the South of France on May 9 got lost in the mail, its creative head Karl Lagerfeld will release a new short film, showcasing the cruise collection in a dramatic surrounding.

A teaser released May 5 depicts “friends of the House” including French actress Anna Mouglalis, American model Kristen McMenamy, fashion empress Amanda Harlech, models Freja Beha Erichsen, Bianca Balti and Baptiste Giabiconi.

All are putting their best acting skills forward in this new trailer that seems to revolve around a dysfunctional, affluent family whiling away their time in chic casinos.
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Burberry’s Beijing show to be the brand’s biggest ever

British fashion house Burberry  is taking its runway presentations to new heights in Beijing April 13.

The fashion-meets-technology extravaganza staged at the Beijing Television Center will feature British band Keane’s first performance in China, “life-like” holograms, and of course lots of coats on lots of top models.

A teaser released on YouTube also states that the event will be a celebration of British weather, which probably means that there will be artificial rain or snow involved, as seen at Burberry‘s show during London’s past fashion week.

The event will be broadcast live all around the world at burberry.com and many other international fashion sites at 1.30 pm London time.

Burberry also just opened a new Chinese flagship at Beijing’s Sparkle Roll Plaza.

Kate Moss smoking Vuitton

“Hotel Louis Vuitton”

Kate Moss smoking Vuitton

Marc Jacobs spends a lot of time on the road, so what better theme for his fall-winter collection for Louis Vuitton than the goings-on inside a grand old hotel?

To the sound of elevators arriving, uniformed bellboys opened wrought-iron doors for models stepping out in tongue-and-cheek outfits inspired by, among other things, porn films from the 1940s.

“I spend a good part of my life in hotels and I like watching their secret lives, especially the ballet between call girls, mistresses and wives,” said Jacobs, 47, on the final day of Paris fashion week.
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Chanel Autumn Winter 2011 2012 ready-to-wear collection show

Lagerfeld feels a volcanic autumn chill at Chanel

Chanel Autumn Winter 2011 2012 ready-to-wear collection show

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 that crunched underfoot.

The soundtrack – “A Forest” by The Cure, about a man who goes looking for a woman in, well, a forest – set the tone, even if there wasn’t a tree in sight.
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Gaga on the catwalk for Mugler

Lady Gaga Nicolas Formichetti Sebastien Peigne

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 or ‘anatomic’ as expected — apart from the fully tattooed Rick Genest’s appearance and the occasional sculpted pointy ears of course.
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Givenchy Couture Casts All Asian Models

givenchy spring 2011 couture collection

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 the likes of fashion journalist Suzy Menkes, the dresses took an accumulated 6,000 hours to create.
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Prada fashionshow Beijing

Prada latest label to target booming China market

Prada fashionshow Beijing

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 few looks from her spring menswear line, the Italian designer signalled her focus on China’s huge market.

Actresses Gong Li and Maggie Cheung added a bit of high-wattage star power to the show at the Central Academy of Fine Arts museum — a surefire way to maximise local media coverage and get the Prada message to the masses.
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Lady Gaga makes music for Thierry Mugler

Lady Gaga mugler

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 detail which song she would preview. According to a post on her website, fans will be able to listen to the new song on Mugler’s official website beginning on Thursday, January 20, at 6 p.m. Central European Time (9 a.m. PST).
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Milan readies for men’s fashion fest

men undies milan show

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 Sander and Roberto Cavalli.
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Video Of Tom Ford’s Spring 2011 Fashion Show

tom ford spring 2011

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 reactions.

Ford hired Terry Richardson to photograph the show — you’ll see him flitting around all over the place with his camera.
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The Fashion World Of Jean-Paul Gaultier

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.

The exhibit will be organized into five main themes that inspired Gaultier‘s collections: Paris, Fusions, Multi-Gender, Eurotrash/X-rated and Metropolis.
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Lanvin’s Full Men’s and Women’s H&M Look Book

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 main website.

The four-minute 25 second fashion video clip stars Hannelore Knuts, Jane Schmitt, Tati Collitar and Natasha Poly decked out in frilly Lanvin for H&M frocks.

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Lanvin for H&M Collection Sneak Peak

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 website on November 2, three weeks before the clothes hit stores.

Finally, Lanvin will be staging a fashion show in New York on November 18 at the Pierre Hotel to showcase looks from its “Lanvin loves H&M” collection.
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Adriana Lima to Don $3 Million Diamond Bra

The 29-year old supermodel Adriana Lima was chosen to model this year’s Victoria’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, Vicky’s Secret Angel Marisa Miller was the chosen one to wear the $3 million Harlequin Fantasy Bra.
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Watch Louis Vuitton live, 360°

This October 6, 2010, you’re invited to watch Louis Vuitton‘s Spring/Summer 2011 in a 360° 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 and then the enhanced 360 version will be shown at 8.
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Dita Von Teese strips for Gaultier

Dita Von Teese has taken her famous burlesque act to the couture capital, Paris.

During Jean Paul Gaultier’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 models.
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The girls from the pearl at Chanel

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.

It looked like an allusion to Jean Cocteau’s Surreal masterpiece “Beauty and the Beast” when the traditional bride at the end was accompanied by a groom wearing a lion’s head over his wedding suit.

However Lagerfeld told AFP it had been inspired by a small bronze lion found in Coco Chanel’s apartment.
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Dior shows Parisian chic in Shanghai

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 was all about Parisian chic, featuring pastels, florals, and ruffles paired with big 1960s-inspired hair.

Despite its name, Dior’s cruise collection displayed a striking lack of practical, laid-back clothes that would actually be fit for cruising.
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Jean Paul Gaultier unveils first collection in Russia

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 to a journey. “And my collection is a journey”.

“One of my dreams in Paris was to do a show in the restaurant at Gare de Lyon” he said, referring to the railway station’s belle epoque Train Bleu restaurant.
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