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The French celebrated La Fête Nationale in style, once again illustrating that they are the most chic human beings on the planet.
New York may be our hometown, but there’s no place like Paris. And Sophie Theallet agrees: the French designer looked as much to Paris as she did to New York when it came to designing her collection for Nine West. Luckily, one of us just got back from a week long sojourn in the City of Lights, where we drank in every last drop of inspiration it had to offer and are now ready to share that with you. Guide books are great but a personal recommendation is even better. Check out our list of the must-see, must-do, and must-eat places in Paris.
John Galliano was arrested in Paris on Thursday night for allegedly assaulting a couple and making anti-semitic remarks.
The Wall Street Journal said there were “apparent fit problems.” The New York Times complained there were too many feathers. Women’s Wear Daily wrote that the models looked like showgirls. For Style.com, there were too many things going on. No matter where you looked, nearly every critic in the fashion industry had a problem with the spring collection Zac Posen presented in Paris yesterday.
Getting a piece of fashion iconography named after you is a pretty big deal — Grace Kelly and Jane Birkin both have coveted Hermes handbags as namesakes. Now, Gossip Girl‘s Blake Lively has a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes named after her.
We were shocked when we heard designer John Galliano had tapped Taylor Momsen as the face for his new fragrance and now it looks like that campaign is well underway. Momsen performed Monday night at Laperouse restaurant in Paris for the launch of Parlez-Moi d’Amour, a scent Galliano says is “aimed at a slightly younger market.”
High fashion diffusion collections just did a hat trick. First Lanvin for H&M, then rumors of Prabal Gurung for Target, and now WWD is reporting that the Gap will celebrate the opening of its first store in Italy by partnering with the House of Valentino.
There’s really nothing like seeing where a genius sleeps to get an intimate look into their lives, which is why we were so excited when the CFDA announced they were publishing a new book, American Fashion Designers At Home. But truth be told, if we had our choice, we’d want to know where the editors sleep. And though that book isn’t coming out yet, we did find these photos of Carine Roitfeld’s Parisian abode.
Put a picture of Karl Lagerfeld on something, and you can pretty much guarantee it will be come the next, very large, great big thing. From the Karl mask bags to t-shirts, this stuff sells. And now you can add a little value to your neckline with a metal rendition of his iconic face.
After taking a look at this season’s fashion week coverage, it is clear that the edge, the creativity, the attention to detail, and the pure craftsmanship that seems to be fading more and more in the fashion world still lives on, maybe even exclusively, à Paris.