Paris Haute Couture was a whirlwind of wild clothes, beautiful styling, and unexpected combinations, but of everything that came down the runway, only a few looks are destined to stick in the minds of the style-makers who decide what makeup shades and hairstyles will be on the street a few months from now. The looks here made the cut, either because they're just too gorgeous to pass up or too wild to forget. Ready to get a little crazy/beautiful? Then just click through.
Paris is the high cathedral of haute looks, one of the cities where fashion is as much a fine art as a business, but clothes aren't the only quotidian part of getting ready that the designing minds take to creative extremes. Looking at the hairstyles from Jean Paul Gaultier's collection this morning, I was reminded just how much an art hairstyling can be in the right hands and what a vital form of self-expression it is for many people. But what do you think? Should we appreciate hairstyling as an art, the same way we do sculpture or theater, or is that just silly?
Today in Paris, models at the Chanel show walked the runway wearing these massive heart-shaped updos covered in Victorian bric-a-brac that made them look like old-fashioned Valentine's Day cards. I'm digging it, but what do you think? Adorable inventiveness on Karl Lagerfeld's part, or just another weird haute couture look?
Paris Fashion Week is off to a haute start today, with shows from Dior, Christophe Josse, Josephus Thimister, and Alexis Mabille. It's already looking like we've got a wild season ahead for hair if the look at Mabille's show is any indication. The models all had half their hair "dyed" (they were really glue-in hair extensions) in DayGlo hues, from bright pink and blue to this life jacket yellow. The other half of their hair was left natural. It was an interesting look, and definitely a bold choice, but would you ever want to see it come off the runway?
My recent trip to Paris left me inundated with chic fashion observations. Whether I was window shopping on Rue Saint-Honoré or strolling down Rue St. Germain, I would always spot a cool trend, another form of inspiration for my closet. Left and right, effortlessly gorgeous women on bikes and on foot would stop me dead in my tracks. It's a mystery how they don't brush their hair and barely wear makeup, but look so damn good. Bella, any ideas? Fashion-wise, we all know that Parisians love, love, love black. Even visitors, like L'Uomo Vogue editor Giovanna Battaglia, get sucked into the black hole when they go. Curious to know my other Paris fashion observations? Entrer!