For Fall, Elizabeth and James delivers another collection of the covetable: modern classics with cool-girl appeal. We get our contemporary staples — the wool coat, the black trouser, the silky blouse — but not without some of the edginess that's made the label a favorite, in addition to some '70s glam. Leather pieces also stayed strong via slick boot-cut pants or full miniskirts. Suffice it to say, this is the stuff great wardrobes are made of. Click through to get a glimpse of the complete collection.
At their Fall 2011 preview yesterday in New York, Gap showed a polished and sleek collection of separates designed for easy sophistication. There were plenty of pants, from leather leggings to bootcut trousers and skinny cords. Leather pieces — including a nude leather jacket and black shift dress — showed a super chic direction and suggested that Gap might be a destination for more than denim and tees next Fall. Accessories were a bit more sleek as well, from leather crossbody bags to pointy-toe heels with a little petal on the back, showing a grown-up Gap girl who can easily dress up her denim. Click our slideshow to see the looks for Fall 2011.
For Fall '11, J.Crew is rolling out another gorgeous, truly covetable line of higher-end pieces for its Collection label. At first glance, it's all a beautiful array of sequins, leather, and trench-coat classics that could tempt any girl to stray from her budget. But, since we can't have it all, we've done the legwork for you with a piece-by-piece evaluation of the goods. Click through to see where to spend, and what to skip in this batch of luxurious Collection styles.
We just got our hands on the new Ann Taylor Fall '11 lookbook, and we are impressed. Ann Taylor has undergone a fresh transformation in the last couple of years, taking its conservative, older identity — mom suits! — and injecting color, younger silhouettes, and some totally chic, covetable pieces into the collection. We've seen Katie Holmes and Naomi Watts serve as the brand's face, and now, we're seeing some promising looks from the brand's Fall 2011 collection. There are minimal sheath tops and sleeveless jackets, a classic wool cape, and some rich accessories, including a classic over-the-shoulder bag that is on our to-buy list. Curious? Check out these first pics of Ann Taylor Fall.
It was a wild week in Paris — beginning with John Galliano's shocking arrest and subsequent firing from Christian Dior; rampant rumors over who would replace Galliano; the shows themselves, which included Karl Lagerfeld's post-apocalyptic vision of the world for Chanel; and ending on a fun note with Marc Jacobs's fabulously kinky collection for Louis Vuitton. If you missed all of our coverage, or just want the Cliffs Notes, click through our slideshow of the top 15 trends from Paris Fashion Week.
If there's anything we've gathered from Paris Fashion Week, it's that Fall 2011 will be a season of ladylike glamour — and that theme is nowhere more evident than in the chic variety of handbags that went down the runways. Chanel put an updated, art-deco spin on their classic clutch, Lanvin gave us structured box clutches to covet, Jean Paul Gaultier sent out some pretty fantastic — and furry — rolling weekend bags. Ready to roll? Click through to see 45 of the most gorgeous handbags from Paris Fashion Week.
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John Galliano's horrific antisemetic tirade may take the cake for most outrageous moment of, well, any fashion week — ever. But there were still plenty of other cray-cray things that happened in Paris this week — of the beauty variety — that made us do a double take. See the five favorites when you keep reading.
Paris Fashion Week wrapped up yesterday, and now that the last model has walked the last runway, we're taking a look at our absolute favorites in the eveningwear category. A highlight had to be Alexander McQueen, whose designer Sarah Burton modeled her Winter-white-clad models after the story of the Ice Queen. Or Chanel, where Karl Lagerfeld made the evening jumpsuit the main focus over traditional gowns. There were fun, flirty, short dresses too. We've rounded out the top 25 most stunning evening looks and put them all for you here. Click away.
There was definitely no shortage of gorgeous footwear during Paris Fashion Week — we were dazzled by Alexander McQueen's sky-high, inverted platforms, Lanvin's pencil-thin stiletto heels, and the shiny, sophisticated kitten-heel loafers from Jean Paul Gaultier. It's been a whirlwind, but now it's time to say farewell to Fashion Month with 50 of our Fab-approved picks. Click through to see the gorgeous pairs, and let us know your favorites!
The Fall 2011 Alexander McQueen show had some of the most exciting hair in all of Paris Fashion Week, with models' heads all but concealed beneath an armor of large metal barrettes. As with most things McQueen, the look was equal parts medieval romance and dark modernity. Get a 360-degree view of how stylists put the barrettes together, and marvel at just how many hair accessories they used.