Chanel’s Mane Event. The Winter 2010-2011 Haute Couture Show.

Chanel Lion

The newest haute couture collection from CHANEL premiered July 6 at the Grand Palais in Paris. The collection was filled with rich brocades, luxurious sequins, ruched boots, new longer length dresses, some seriously puffy sleeves, tousled hair and lions. Yes, Lions. (more…)

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Pap(i)er Fashion At The Museum Bellerive

papier fashion at museum bellerive

The Pap(i)er Fashion Exhibition at the Museum Bellerive takes us through the fascinating history of paper clothes, beginning with the Swinging Sixties in America and, as the trend spread later, to Europe. The paper fashions reflected what was happening in art, politics and culture at the time; Pop Art and Op Art, Company logos, newspaper prints, and even the electoral candidates of 1968. (more…)

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YSL Retrospective At The Petit Palais – And A Mini One Here.

YSL retrospective
above portrait by Jeanloup Sieff, 1972.

A retrospective of fashion legend Yves Saint Laurent opened yesterday at the Petit Palais in Paris, only two years after his death in 2008. (more…)

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The Easter Bunny Just Threw Up. The 2010 Spring Summer CHANEL Collection.

CHANEL 2010 Spring Summer Haute Couture

While I am usually singing the praises of CHANEL, I fear their latest 2010 Spring Summer Couture Collection is making me slightly nauseated. Pearlized pastel confections walked down the runway donning Minnie Mouse-Meets- Bride of Frankenstein hairdos in the latest Haute Couture Collection from CHANEL. (more…)

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Folk Gets Funky & Peasants Are Pretty In John Galliano’s Latest Collection

Fashion designer John Galliano has just shown his Fall/Winter 2009 RTW collection and, in typical Galliano fashion, it’s quite fantastical. The line has a distinctively Baltic bent to it as it mixes brocades, embroidery, cashmere, coins and wild shoes to culminate in a Russian folkloric (and I swear I see a little Flemish in there), but fashionable style. Although it’s a “ready to wear” line, as opposed to haute couture, I don’t think you’ll see many people sporting these in your local grocery store. (more…)

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