After a tumultuous 2009 with the whole Esteban Cortazar and Lindsay Lohan drama, Ungaro is ready for a fresh start with the announcement of its newest creative director: Giles Deacon. The artsy British designer, who will continue to produce his namesake line, is set to show his first collection for the Paris fashion house in September. "I obviously don’t want to infringe upon my own line, but I like things that are very feminine, lots of color, great prints, great quality, some unusual cuts. All of those things that I like in the world of fashion design I'm going to bring to what I feel is appropriate for the Ungaro woman," Deacon said. Excited? We are, too. Take a look at some of Giles Deacon's past pieces that evoke Ungaro aura.
And like that, poof, Fall Fashion Week is done. Now that the madness is over, we can sit back, relax, and take it all in. The end of Paris saw the collections of Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Hermes, Chloé, Miu Miu, Valentino, and more. As I mentioned earlier, red was a prominent theme, as was minimalism. One of the most over-the-top gowns was this red ruffle confection by Valentino. Elie Saab also delivered some breathtaking dresses I'd like to see on the red carpet. Adieu, PFW.
For those who don't know Leigh Lezark, allow me to introduce the model/famous MisShapes DJ. Not only is she cute and talented, she also has mad styling chops. During Paris Fashion Week, the American beauty made her rounds to runway shows showing off her unique flavor. For the Jean-Charles de Castelbajac show, she mixed black and white prints, giving off the ultimate eclectic vibe. At Christian Dior, she opted for a girly, moody print dress. However, it was John Galliano who brought out her fiery side with a flaming red coat and super fresh heels. She then changed into a black fringed Chanel frock for Karl. At the Kenzo show, Leigh paired a gray jumper with gold brocade jacket. Each outfit had its own quirky cool touch — which was your fave?
Pair a sultry-toned peach hue that dominated looks of the late 1970s with a modern smoky eye, and you've got Chloe's universally flattering (and sexy) runway look. "It's the makeup of French actresses — Dominique Sanda, Carole Bouquet — very expensive and ultra-luxe," said lead makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury. Check out similar products used in the makeup palette below, and get the complete tutorial, too.
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Fresh off showing his arctic-inspired Fall '10 Chanel collection at Paris Fashion Week, Karl Lagerfeld took time out to chat with WWD about the ever-evolving fashion system, Twitter, and online shopping. When asked about his thoughts on the current fashion industry, the Kaiser responded, "We are in the middle of change, like the movies changed. There will be a change from two-dimensions to three-dimensions, just as films went from silent to talking. This is a very interesting period. There is nothing you can do to prevent it. These are our times, and if you start to fight against them, you are lost. You are a loser or a has-been." Harsh, but true.
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