Every year, fashion-fevered hotties jet-set to Paris to check out the latest in the haute couture world. Attendees, which included celebs such as the newly wed Claire Danes, Gossip Girls Blake Lively and Leighton Meester, and editrixes Carine Roitfeld and Anna Wintour, all gathered in the city of love to witness the splendor, but not without showing off their own fashion magic. Don't Natalia Vodianova, Claire Danes, and Jessica Alba make a sleek Valentino trio? Click through to see more fabulous looks!
Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli's couture dreams for Valentino came to life through details. Sweet details. Like delicate bows, babydoll cuts, paper-thin lace, soft ruffles, cage frocks, dusty feathers, and larger-than-life rosettes. It was a collection designed for the hyper feminine girl who has nothing but chic, chic, chic on her mind. At times long dresses resemble airy nightgowns, drop-waists bring a fresh feel to red carpet dressing, and sheer details are borderline sexy. While the details and silhouettes are complicated, the color palette is anything but. Three bright red dresses walked down the catwalk, while the remaining pieces were black, off-white, and blush. Will future red carpets reveal a sweeter side? If Valentino couture has anything to do with it, then yes!
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He is Karl Lagerfeld, hear him roar… or, at least, hear his Chanel Fall/Winter 2010 Haute Couture collection. In honor of Coco Chanel’s astrological sign—the Leo—Lagerfeld debuted a lineup of gilded twenties-style cocktail dresses, classic tweed suits and lavish accessories (bedecked with fur, pearls, chains and embroideries) underneath a mammoth gold lion statue at Paris’ Grand Palais. And plenty of Chanel-clad stars were on hand to take in the spectacular scene, including Jessica Alba (who’s been making her way around Paris), Gossip Girl’s Leighton Meester, Blake Lively and Clemence Poesy (they’re currently filming in the City of Lights), and Milla Jovovich. Click through our gallery to see all the celebrities at the show, plus some of our favorite looks from the collection.
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While Dior's Fall 2010 couture collection was a floral vision, Armani Privé's got straight down to business. Luxe business, that is. Flowy suits, cropped trousers, artsy jackets, metallic blazers, and tweeds are tamed by neutral hues. It's a collection that will make any working gal a fashion hit. Enter for 10 ways to look chic at work, inspired by Armani Privé's latest line.
When John Galliano dreams in flowers it's a waxing wonderland of prickly tulips, dripping irises, and pompous poppies. It's over the top, it's in your face — it's incredible. And when Galliano takes a theme, he takes it to the extreme. Kicking off Paris Couture week, the Dior show paraded voluminous shapes sprouting vivid hues, set against a giant fiberglass arrangement.
It all began with an Irving Penn Irving photograph of a parrot tulip and spun into a flower-powered collection replete with cellophane headpieces, rustic belts, and rubber gardening gloves. Dior's ladylike silhouettes perfectly cater to the bloom theme, where colors are mixed and textures are melded. Feathers, tulle, and mohair form flowerly shapes, while marigold yellow, blush pink, and acid green push the color boundaries. Bold, botanical gowns sum up the crafty collection.
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Flipping through photos from Christian Dior's 2010 Fall Couture show, I noticed a theme of bright, juicy hues. As FabSugar noted, innerwear (corsets, garters, etc.) also played a major role, but considering how unpopular this corset-inspired chandelier was, I don't see lingerie motifs succeeding in the interior design world. These tangerine, pop pink, and chartreuse colors, on the other hand, would be a fun addition to any home — modern or traditional.
The citrus-colored seat on this Colorful French Accent Chair ($349) from Wisteria, for instance, pops against its carved oak frame, jazzing up what I imagine is a conservative room. To see more juicy couture colors for your home, read more