Paris 10/03/09. Getty Images
This week the Obamas began their European tour. All eyes were on Michelle to see what she packed and loaded onto Air Force One. First stop: London, where the presidential couple met with Britain's Prime Minister Gordon Brown and his wife Sarah, as well as the Queen. Favorites like Jason Wu and Isabel Toledo made appearances, while a couple surprises ensued. Let's see Michelle's Euro style! P.S. France is next on the agenda. Can you imagine the fabulousness of Michelle and Carla Bruni chatting over croissants?
Michelle Obama wore a Junya Watanabe cardigan to the Royal Opera House last night.
British retailer, Oasis, tapped three recent graduates for an exclusive print collaboration.
Happy Friday! The trailer for Bruno, Spring 09's most talked about show crasher, is finally here.
The head-pieces in the Chanel Spring 2009 Haute Couture show were so unbelievable, we just had to find out more about the designer who created them--Japanese hair and makeup artist Katsuya Kamo. Kamo has long collaborated with Junya Watanabe, which should be a testament to the scale at which he operates, in addition to working on countless high-fashion magazine editorials. Check out some examples of his work below.
Who says models are all beauty and no brains? Okay, I can't vouch for their brains, but I can prove that they have some mad skills. Wearing what looks like a suffocating bag around your face and having to walk down a long runway takes precision. Many models trip, even without such an obstacle, so I give the models who walked the Junya Watanabe Fall '08 show in Paris some respect. It looks like Paris and London, namely the shows of Watanabe, Maison Martin Margiela, Rick Owens, and Gareth Pugh, proved to be the most taxing for the models. Then again, signing on to work with such avant-garde designers, they probably expected a bit (okay, a lot) of craziness. Could you do it?
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Boy, do these models look happy or what? I kid, I kid. On the left is a look from Junya Watanabe, in the middle is one from Issey Miyake, and at right is one from Valentino. I love Paris Fashion Week because it's so high-concept and unwearable—and because it's perfectly timed to give me Halloween ideas, heh. Which of these looks do you like most?