Kim Kardashian loves sexy wear, but while leaving a friend's house in Beverly Hills, she showed off her more sophisticated side, which we hope to see more of. She started off by pairing a white silk blouse with navy jeggings and sky-high YSL pumps. We adore Kim's quilted Chanel bag and Hermes belt, but are particularly taken with her vintage-meets-mod Elizabeth and James zigzag jacket, which injects a touch of posh to her sleek look. Rock this at your next lunch meeting, or for a more downtown feel, try a vibrant top and sleek booties.
Paris Couture Week Spring 2012 just wrapped up, and the City of Light was bustling with fashion's finest. Trendsetting celebrities including Elizabeth Olsen, Olivia Palermo, and Cameron Diaz were spotted making their rounds at the couture shows and looking fabulous while doing so. It appears that the overarching theme for Spring 2012 couture is ladylike silhouettes made modern via textural intrigue at Armani Privé, puffed sleeves at Chanel, and sheer fabrics at Christian Dior. Watch today's Fab Flash to see it all. On Allison: Jason Wu for Target blouse.
The latest batch of glossy Spring '12 ads have us swooning for retro prints, sunny beachside dance parties, safari adventures, boxy handbags, and fluoro-enhanced heels. While our first roundup of warm weather campaigns showed off the likes of Versace, Mulberry, Proenza Schouler, and Salvatore Ferragamo, this time around we get to check out favorites like Calvin Klein, Balenciaga, Oscar de la Renta, and Escada. Expect to spy a few familiar faces in the mix. Rihanna in Emporio Armani Underwear, Milla Jovovich gets silly for Italian brand Marella, Monica Bellucci shimmies seaside in lacy Dolce & Gabbana confections, and Clemence Poesy poses as the new face of G-Star. Click through to catch up on all the Spring '12 campaign fashion now.
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The king of elegance and mastermind behind Chanel's edgy-meets-ladylike style, Karl Lagerfeld, is taking another stab at designing a lower-priced line, this time for Net-A-Porter. The line is available today, with prices ranging from $35 to $1350. It covers everything from tough-girl accessories to pink moto vests and pleated leather skirts. Just watch to see why we can't wait to get our hands on this one-of-a-kind collection.
>> "No '50s, no '60s, no '70s; just what I like," Karl Lagerfeld said of his Spring 2012 Couture collection for Chanel. Presented in an Air Chanel jumbo jet — built in the Grand Palais specifically for the occasion and complete with Chanel logo carpet, skylights, and airplane seats — the collection was a "monochrome rainbow" of blues, blacks, and creams, in straightforward silhouettes that moved easily from day to night. Suits, dresses, and jackets were structured and clean, with dropped waists, puffed sleeves, low pockets, and wide, stand-away necklines. For evening, there were tiered gowns and organza trapeze cocktail dresses glimmering with crystals, beads, sequins, and high-shine PVC.
It's raining couture in Paris as we speak, and we're more than just a little excited to pore over every handcrafted, painstakingly beautiful detail of these custom-fitted, atelier-designed clothes. While the high-fashion looks of Spring 2012 continue to trickle in, we've culled 100 of the most stunning gowns, impeccably tailored suits, and everything in between from Couture Fashion Weeks past. These made-to-order creations are nothing short of masterpieces, more akin to viewing gorgeous pieces of fashion-infused artwork than off-the-rack designs. Keep clicking to view some of the chicest couture from the likes of Chanel, Valentino, Givenchy, Jean-Paul Gaultier, and more. Don't forget to tell us your favorites in the comments!
Karl Lagerfeld put together an in-flight crew of the chicest kind. His Spring '12 Couture collection modernized and glamorized vintage flight attendant uniforms, outfitting his models in the same knee-length skirt suits and sheaths, albeit with Karl's eye for embellishment and detail. He quite literally took us to the skies (complete with gravity-defying hair!), drawing inspiration not only from the structure and silhouettes, but also using an entire palette of blue, ranging from soft powder blue frocks to decadent midnight blue sequined gowns. He marries the intricacy of paillette-dotted gowns, proportional play, and the most delicate of drop earrings with practicality — no over-the-top footwear and a form of the label's shifts and tweeds still intact. He speaks to the whimsy without compromising what the Chanel client wants — classics, wearability.
- Trends: Sequins, ladylike, sheer, volume, and cutout shoulders.
- Colors: All shades of blue, white.
- Key Look: The deep v-neck sequined cocktail dress with shrug layered underneath has Diane Kruger written all over it.
- Accessories: Multi-strap sequin pumps, long dangling earrings, feather-adorned headpieces.
- Who Would Wear It: Diane Kruger, Alexa Chung, Chanel fans who crave their pretty pieces with a dose of the unexpected.
Retro throwbacks, tailored perfection, and soft feminine references — pre-Fall '12 is a beautiful blend of structured shapes and unexpected girlie details. Lanvin delivered deliberately unfinished embellishments like exposed dart seams and raw edges, while Givenchy revived its "greatest hits" prints (think tropics and rottweiler motifs), and Sarah Burton traveled back in time to the '60s English countryside to whip up a cool equestrian-inspired McQ collection. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. We're obsessed with Carven's nod to mod silhouettes, Derek Lam's focus on detachable mink collars, and Versace's Studio 54 vibe, too. It's a pre-season worth poring over, so get to it. Click through to see even more inspired looks and gorgeous accessories from Pre-Fall 2012.
Emma Roberts has been delivering a bevy of stylish ensembles recently, and her trip to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT, this past weekend was no exception. From the red carpet, to the afterparties, to hitting the slopes, we can't get enough of this trendsetting starlet. See all of her fabulous outfits in today's FabFlash, and let us know which look is your favorite.
Chanel threw a fashionable dinner to celebrate the opening night of Numéro Privés at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas on Friday. The attendees included Jessica Alba, Rachel Zoe, Diane Kruger, Alexa Chung, and Brad Goreski. Diane got glam in a sequin-embroidered number, while Jessica wore a black and white silk dress to pose alongside her husband Cash Warren. Jessica's fun night out followed a busy business week that saw the launch of her new eco-friendly home products line, The Honest Company. Rachel and Rodger Berman took the quick trip to Sin City while their pals Joey Maalouf and Mandana Dayani took care of their son Skyler. Jessica and the rest of the stylish crowd kept the action going with an afterparty at 1Oak, where they hung out until after midnight.
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