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Chanel Couture Spring ...

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Chanel Couture Spring ...

A circular space, its glitter-flecked walls sparkling like the early morning light. A mobile wall opening upon a pair of sleek, circular curved stairways cocooning Sebastian Tellier’s orchestra. Rows of seductive pale-

January 27, 2014 View...
Armani Prive Spring Co...

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Armani Prive Spring Co...

Anyone who saw Cate Blanchett looking glorious at the Golden Globes knows that Giorgio Armani’s best eveningwear is masterful — refined, interesting and, most importantly, celebratory of a woman’s beauty. With t

January 23, 2014 View...
Jean Paul Gaultier  Co...

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Jean Paul Gaultier Co...

While in Paris for the shows, fashion folk have been flocking to Le Comédia, an old theater Thierry Mugler (now known as Manfred) has taken over for his extravagant new revue, the “Mugler Follies.”   It’s pract

January 23, 2014 View...
Duro Olowu RTW F/13...

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Duro Olowu RTW F/13...

One of the many compelling things about Duro Olowu is that he is a designer with relatively little interest in youth. He's not against the young, of course, but his collections express the conviction that they needn't ha

March 12, 2013 View...
Chanel SS 2013 ‘...

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Chanel SS 2013 ‘...

Season after season, Karl Lagerfeld continues to tap Chanel’s deep roots while at the same time creating inventive, wearable looks in apparel and accessories that promise to keep sales sailing through spring. The lates

October 3, 2012 View...
Givenchy Haute Couture...

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Givenchy Haute Couture...

Among my favorites Haute Couture 2012, in Paris are Hubert de Givenchy's column dress from the 1960s -- made famous by actress Audrey Hepburn in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" -- was the muse behind the house's imaginative co

July 6, 2012 View...
Christian Dior Couture...

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Christian Dior Couture...

Intimacy. Reality. Those words figured prominently in a conversation with Raf Simonsbefore he showed his Christian Dior hautecouture collection on Monday afternoon. “I was thinking about taking the theatrical out an

January 26, 2014 View...
Valentino’s Gard...

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Valentino’s Gard...

  Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli have developed into couture’s most unabashed romantics. For the Valentino collection they showed on Wednesday evening, their starting point was opera. Intrigued by t

January 23, 2014 View...
Versace Spring Couture...

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Versace Spring Couture...

“I am so fab, check out, I’m blonde, I’m skinny, I’m rich and a bit of a bitch.” The words that opened the Atelier Versace couture show Sunday night could not have been more appropriate. After all, the soundt

January 22, 2014 View...
Alexander Mc Queen Bee...

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Alexander Mc Queen Bee...

Less than a day from the close of a grueling, seemingly endless fashion season, it seemed fitting (if perversely so) to celebrate those bastions of hard work and distinctive, functional design — bees. Alexander McQueen

October 4, 2012 View...
Balenciaga SS / 13 Evo...

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Balenciaga SS / 13 Evo...

Nicolas Ghesquière resides in the more thoughtful reaches of the fashion landscape. That’s not to say he’s a designer of intellectual fashion  or that most designers work purely on instinct. Only that Ghesquière s

September 28, 2012 View...
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