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Fashion Week

March 2008

10 years
ago

 

Glam Ladies at Louis Vuitton and the Return of the Chloe Girl

If there’s a fashion moment that’s evoked a lot lately, it’s the mythic glamour of the oh-so-80’s Thierry Mugler shows in Paris. Marc Jacobs surprised everyone by summoning this feeling with his show last Sunday. Forget the sexy mess of last Spring—the Jacobs lady this season is very “done.”

The Vuitton show confirmed it: we’re going to be seeing a lot of pleated pants come fall. I saw the trend worn by…

10 years
ago

 

Andrew Gn, Akris, Martin Grant—Superchic!

One trend that seems to be emerging from this Paris season is long and lean. This is not to be confused with long and blousy (think Nina Ricci Fall 2008); rather, this silhouette has nipped-in shoulders and waist, and a straight or slightly flared pant or skirt.

It’s a chic look that can go very easily from office to evening, which typically is not a common characteristic of clothes you see on a Paris runway.

One surprise was at Andrew Gn this year, where there were many…

10 years
ago

 

Lanvin is for Lovers

While I’m very inspired by the forward-thinking clothes at Balenciaga and Yves Saint Laurent, and I understand why Stacey gets swept away by the chic perfection at Giambattista Valli, I’m really a softie who loves satin, bows, and gorgeous dresses—everything Alber Elbaz stands for.

The Lanvin show last night was my last show of this season, and it was a completely satisfying ending…

10 years
ago

 

Nina Ricci and the Home Stretch

Last night I was at a bar in Saint Germain called Le Lup watching YSL designer Stefano Pilati, actress Chloe Sevigny, and Dior Jewelry designer Victoire de Castellane take turns deejaying the Self Service/Colette Party. It was such a trip—they had hired these great dancers to vogue on stage, and editors were letting loose on the dance floor. I knew I’d be exhausted this morning, the last day of the shows, but it was worth it…

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