Paris 03/11/09. Photos by Karl Prouse/Catwalking/Getty Images.
The last Nina Ricci collection with designer Oliver Theyskens at the helm was one of the most powerful collections of the Fall 2009 season. With Resort 2010 in full swing next week followed by the inevitable build up to Spring 2010, we can't help but want to dwell for a moment in Fall footage. Above, check out video from the Nina Ricci show in Paris.
There was talk of the Chanel runway being comprised of a set of trap doors, making for a slightly awkward runway show--and our video lays its all out there for you. Staging quandaries aside, Karl Lagerfeld's collection for Chanel this season called up a series of ruffled collars and cuffs which, as the designer explained, can be removed--"at noon they're already dirty"--in order to avoid taking your dress to the dry cleaner after just two wears. Looks like Lagerfeld is more recession minded than we thought. Check out our video below, and a photo gallery of the individual looks right here.
Alber Elbaz's collection for Lanvin this season took place on a rain soaked catwalk under moody streetlamp lighting. His models, clad in 1940's silhouettes and gloved, heeled, and belted to perfection, appeared as though they were walking in Paris at night after a rainstorm. The collection might not have fit in with all of the 1980's optimism we saw this season, but it was about making women happy nonetheless. Check out our video of the show below, and, our photo gallery of each look.