Louis Vuitton's master showman has taken his last bow — and what a spectacle it was! But it shouldn't come as much of a surprise. Throughout his 16-year tenure as creative director, Marc Jacobs has marched models out of an old-style locomotive, spun them around a merry-go-round, and sent them down the runway in nurse whites, giving us many highlights to look back on long after he's gone.
Founded in 1889 by milliner Jeanne Lanvin, the Lanvin label is known not only as the oldest French fashion house in operation, but also lauded as a favorite in modern womenswear. Jeanne began the label skillfully using embellishment, beading, and a floral palette, which would go on to become signatures of the Lanvin label. Today, it's a blend both of the brand's traditional style and Alber Elbaz's innate gift for designing what modern women want to wear. Since the designer joined the label in 2001, he has succeeded in delivering collections that encompass beautifully crafted silk dresses, pants, suits, and playful experiments with volume and proportion — and collections we are always anxious to see. Click through for a glimpse of Lanvin's gorgeous past collections.
Backstage at Christian Dior must be a makeup artist and hairstylist's dream. Not only can the beauty looks be described as some of the most spectacular in the fashion world, but also, there are multiple makeup and hairstyles within each show. That's an impressive feat, considering these looks typically consist of highly involved eye-makeup techniques and intricately structured coiffures. Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but Christian Dior continually finds more ways to catch the eye.
At Saint Laurent Paris (formerly Yves Saint Laurent), the history of runway beauty runs the gamut, swinging from androgynous to glamorous and right back again. The results are almost always unexpected, yet still very YSL. To celebrate the upcoming start of Spring 2014 Paris Fashion Week, click through to see some of the best looks from past runways of Yves Saint Laurent, as well as the newly renamed Saint Laurent Paris.
The House of Givenchy was opened in 1952, with Audrey Hepburn in place as one of designer Hubert de Givenchy's original muses. While the brand still captures the chic, feminine moments of the midcentury ideal, today's collections have an edge. Models are frequently done up in overstated eye makeup with slick, slightly waved hair. Get ready for Paris Fashion Week by checking out some modern-day interpretations of the fashion house's forward-looking approach.
If there's one thing that's certain, it's that Chanel's shows are always full of whimsy and fantasy. Whether it's a high-fashion haystack or bedazzled brows, the runway stylings of this iconic brand are a delight to behold. So, let your imagination wander. In honor of Chanel's impending Paris Fashion Week show, take a look back at some of the finest beauty looks the design house has sent down the catwalks.
When people think Valentino, they think elegant, feminine designs. And it's this aesthetic that follows suit in the perpetually glamorous beauty looks sent down the runways with the clothes. Ballerina buns, berry lips, and natural makeup are what we've seen on these models, whether the season be Spring or Fall. Gear up for Paris Fashion Week by reliving some of the most beautiful moments of the Valentino runway.
In glancing back at the many Miu Miu presentations, one thing is certain: designer Miuccia Prada has a thing for the eyes. Every season, her team seems to find new ways to bring light to this stunning feature. While the shoes may be the brand's shining glory, these top makeup palettes could rival any fancy footwear. In honor of Paris Fashion Week, which starts next Tuesday, take a closer look at the best beauty from the fashion brand's runways past.
Milan Fashion Week is almost here, so to celebrate Italy's turn on the Spring 2014 runways, let's take a look back at one of the country's biggest fashion heavy-hitters: Prada. Known for its classic, trendsetting designs, Prada has sent more than a few memorable beauty looks down the catwalks. From creative hairstyling to bold eye makeup, reminisce on some of the fashion house's top hair and makeup moments in recent history.
While Missoni's designs are often bursting with color and pattern, the designer typically prefers demure makeup and no-fuss hair on the runways. From funky braids to neon-bright lip hues, reminisce on some of the top beauty looks from the Missoni runways now before Spring 2014 Milan Fashion Week begins.