Louis Vuitton Fall Winter 2011
Sex sells, and Louis Vuitton just reminded us. With a Fall/Winter collection full of voluptuous silhouettes, handcuffs (attaching eighteen-carat gold handbags to model’s wrists), and high waisted lingerie boy shorts – it was clear that “fashion” and “fetish” are interchangable for Marc Jacobs. With such straightforward sexuality leaking out of the set’s elevators, the garments remained committed to Vuitton sophistication – it’s obviously time we stopped wearing pants, ladies. The show also featured the best casting of the season – Kate Moss (who closed the show, smoking), Raquel Zimmerman, Naomi Campbell, Amber Valletta and more. See the top five looks below! View Post

Chanel Fall Winter 2011
This has got to be the most excessive-cum-expensive show of Fall/Winter 2011. Though a gargantuan Swedish iceberg was imported for his show this time last year, Karl Lagerfeld decided to volcano-ize his 525-foot runway in the Grand Palais with charcoal, black sand/stone, and smoke. An alternative take on his ‘couture jeggings’ did not stop the show from looking like the remains magnificent, post-apocalyptic, vogueing crater, though the inspiration was largely medieval. To me, the models strutted the audacious side of Chanel as rising phoenixes: roughed up androgyny, beads, quilts, exaggerated pockets, tweed and tailored grunge. See the top five looks below! View Post

Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2011
Not to worry, the house of Alexander McQueen is safe. Though the fashion world will continue to mourn the pionerring designer’s death for years to come, his torch is invariably carried through the designs of Sarah Burton – I don’t know any other designer that could have stepped in and kept Lee Alexander’s heritage in tact. For Fall/Winter 2011, she went as far as to cover a gown’s bodice with broken china, introduce sublime black harnesses and pull other entrancingly vindictive designs from McQueen DNA. With such a bevy of breathtaking garments, any truth in the rumours concerning Burton as Kate Middleton‘s royal wedding dress designer call for fashion hysteria. See the top five looks from the collection below! View Post

Christian Dior Fall Winter 2011

“The heart of the house of Dior, which beats remain unseen, is made up of its team and studios, of its seamtresses and craftsmen, who work hard day after day, never counting the hours, and carrying on the values and vision of Monsieur Dior. Ce que vous allez voir maintenant, le résultat de leur immense travail. What you are seeing now, the result of their immense work.”
Sidney Toledano, the CEO of Christian Dior

Sixty-three looks. Vlada Roslyakova. Iris Egbers. Karlie Kloss. Coco Rocha. After recent events, it is clear we are at the end of an entire chapter in the history of contemporary fashion. The magnetic garments presented on the courtyard of the Musée Rodin for Fall/Winter 2011 reminded us that “the show must go on“. See the top five looks below. View Post

Vivienne Westwood Fall Winter 2011
Vivienne Westwood‘s line sheet read “…you can wear anything in our part of the world. Anything goes”, and meant it. Her Fall/Winter 2011 collection – titled “World Wide Woman” – stressed her idiosyncratic, rich attributes anywhere she could include them. Atop a gold-glittered runway, we saw everything from hot pants to ball gowns, with no despondency. It was Vivienne’s Golden Hour. See the top five looks below! View Post