Sure we saw plenty of beautiful, wearable hair and makeup looks throughout the past two months of the various 2011 Fall Fashion Weeks, but sometimes it's the avant-garde ones that are the most memorable. Earlier today at the Melbourne Fashion Festival, designer Celene Bridge (as part of the LMFF National Graduate Showcase) decked her models out in animalistic head pieces, like this one, which is reminiscent of something you'd see straight out of Donnie Darko. See more of these carnal creations now.
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.
At Milan Fashion Week, we culled together a few of our favorite moments from the runways and backstage at the biggest shows like Prada, Gucci, and Fendi. Take a look at our video, capturing the best street-style moments, behind-the-scenes beauty, and candid close-ups of a few fashion notables like Coco Rocha and Anna Dello Russo. Get inspired now by the amazing looks at Alberta Ferretti, Jil Sander, Missoni, and more.
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.
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.
For Louis Vuitton's Fall collection, master Marc Jacobs continued to channel a vintage vibe invoking the '40s and '50s with puff-sleeved Pan-collared French maid uniforms, mid-calf skirts, and cinched-waist silhouettes. His inventive use of fabrics — everything from rubber to plasticized lace — added serious intrigue, as did top models Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Amber Valletta, and Carolyn Murphy strutting the runway in conductor's hats and dominatrix boots. To see all the fashion-forward ensembles, watch our full runway coverage now!
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.