This week, the last of Fashion Week brought models and celebs to Paris, while other Fab faces we love stepped out for premieres and press dates. As you'd expect for the Parisian style gatherings, looks were impeccably chic and some fabulously fashion-forward. We spotted Natalia Vodianova looking relaxed and pulled-together in stripes and shorts, Natasha Poly and Jennifer Aniston going sheer, and Mila Kunis rocking a creamy white suit. It's an inspired group of styling — click through to see the 10 celebrity looks we're gushing over this week!
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.
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!
With Paris Fashion Week behind us now, we're taking a moment to digest all the fashion fun — including the Fab faces who gathered in the City of Lights to take in the shows. So, without further ado, we're putting you to the test, time to guess the celeb at PFW!
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.
Elie Saab, a favorite of high-wattage celebs like Halle Berry, showed a polished collection of daywear before wowing us with his evening dresses. It seemed designed to appeal to a wide variety of ladies — there were skinny pants and tunics for the minimalist, peplum jackets for the retro feminine gal, and draped jersey cocktail dresses for the '70s fan. Even the colors were varied; rather than sticking to a neutral palette or all jewel tones, he balanced it out. The evening dresses were sleek, cut close to the body with draping and ruching, and the red-carpet looks were delivered beaded, and even some with thigh-high slits up the leg. Overall it was a crowd-pleaser, full of pretty clothes for pretty women.
- Trends: Ladylike polish, peplum, minimalism.
- Colors: Siren red, neutrals, burgundy, black, nude.
- Key Looks: The sparkly beaded evening gowns.
- Accessories: Belts on dresses, cool minimalist cuff neck pieces.
- Who Would Wear It: Women with red-carpet obligations.