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!
LVMH's Bernard Arnault on Who Might Replace John Galliano; Plus, Is Marc Jacobs Interested in the Dior Spot?
>> Some rumors have the Dior job signed and sealed — with Riccardo Tisci at the helm — but according to LVMH head Bernard Arnault, as of this morning, no decision had been made about John Galliano's replacement. “We’re thinking,” he said at the Louis Vuitton show. Suzy Menkes reports: "People close to LVMH who chose not to be identified because of the sensitivity of the subject say [Marc] Jacobs is a possible candidate, but he does the Vuitton thing so well that it would be a risk to move him." When asked whether he had designs on the Dior position, Jacobs replied: "No! I haven’t been asked.” [IHT]
Bingbing Fan, the enormously popular Chinese actress and Mandopop star, clearly adores Paris fashion, because she's been at many of the week's top shows sporting hair, makeup, and accessories to match the designer. Clockwise from top left, you can see her in Chinoiserie style at Louis Vuitton, in a couture turban and paled-out foundation going into Elie Saab, pretty and polished at Valentino with a red wig, and retro-chic at Dior.
Celebrities often wear a designer's clothing to their presentation, but Bingbing's showing a theatrical flair that takes her looks a couple steps closer to the runway. Do you wish more celebrities would have this much fun dressing the part?
Kate Moss hasn't been spotted on the runway since 2004, but earlier today she made her triumphant return at Louis Vuitton's Paris show. Wearing a tightly slicked-back ponytail with a sparkling mask headband on top, Kate completed her look with defined brows, contoured blush, and black liner winged out at the sides, and also applied at the inner corners of the eyes. A cigarette provided that touch of edginess we've all come to expect from Kate. (Wonder how the puffing fits into that whole smoking ban thing in France?) What do you think of Kate's return-to-the-runway look: smoking hot or not?
Kate Moss, who long ago left the runway for more lucrative ad campaigns and edgy editorials, made a big return when she closed the Louis Vuitton show in Paris. This is Kate Moss, so you should expect some dose of provocation, and the Brit beauty offered it in the form of a lit cigarette, which she smoked as she strode the catwalk in tap pants, a fur and leather jacket, and knee-high strappy boots. When you are one of the world's top supermodels, smoking on the runway seems like good fun. But in light of her troubles in the past, do you think Kate's act is in bad taste?
>> Kate Moss, who was last spotted on a Fashion Week runway in 2004, closed out the Louis Vuitton runway today while puffing on a cigarette, ending a lineup that included Amber Valletta, Carolyn Murphy, and Naomi Campbell. The models were ferried up to the stage in four gilded elevators, flanked by bellboys, a setting of which Marc Jacobs explained, "It was supposed to be a hotel, it's actually my experience at Claridge's. I love when I see these exquisite creatures get out of the elevator, and some of them would be maids, hookers, mistresses, wives, criminals . . . I've been in plenty of hotels in plenty of countries at this point, and it's very interesting to see who leaves at what time of day, and what they're wearing the day after."
Marc Jacobs goes all out with a theme, and this season was no exception. Louis Vuitton opened the final day of Paris Fashion Week with a fetish-inspired collection as the models stepped out of three elevators onto the catwalk. Kate Moss made a rare catwalk appearance as she closed the show in a rubberised lace jacket, joining an impressive lineup that included Amber Valletta, Carolyn Murphy, and Naomi Campbell. The collection involved statement outerwear with beautiful dropped shoulder coats along with cashmere sweaters, Peter Pan collars, and sheer skirts. Front-row guests included Emma Stone and Natalia Vodianova. The sexual theme of the collection was confirmed with stockings and handcuff accessories.
- Trends: Statement outerwear, fetish, round shoulders, Peter Pan collars.
- Colours: Black, white, red, and blue.
- Key Looks: Rubber lace jacket with fuzzy mongolian sleeves and barely there shorts.
- Accessories: Clutch bags attached to chunky cuffs, large embossed bags, police hats, and platform boots.
- Who Would Wear It: Strong, powerful women.
Kate Moss layered up while running errands with her assistant. Kate's black tee, wool bomber coat, and chunky knit scarf helped her stay warm, while her leather Christian Louboutin boots and Sofia Coppola Louis Vuitton bag added extra style to her London look. Shop now to copy Kate's Winter wardrobe and get her exact bag here.
Blair Waldorf looks feminine and sophisticated in episode 17 of Gossip Girl. Her ruffled Jill Stuart blouse and red Tucker skirt look adorable alone, but add a few extra pieces — a Dolce and Gabbana cardigan, fierce Ikasho fedora, Louis Vuitton bauble necklace, and patent Chanel bag — and this ensemble is truly vogue. Shop like items now to mimic Blair's savvy style.
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