COUTURE

Valentino Haute Couture 2014

Valentino Haute Couture 2014

  by Lauren Kaplan

DESIGNER: Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli INSPIRATION: The designers wanted to explore how to work with “memory and the future” in one show. TRENDS: The toga, leather belts wrapped around the waist, monochromatic [...]

Tags: couture, Blake Lively, carine roitfeld, Cate Blanchett, haute couture, Kim Kardashian, Maria Grazia Chiuri, nicole kidman, Pierpaolo Piccioli, valentino
Chanel Haute Couture 2014

Chanel Haute Couture 2014

  by Lauren Kaplan

DESIGNER: Karl Lagerfeld INSPIRATION: Le Corbusier goes to Versailles TRENDS: Bike shorts, tweed, fur, sculptural shapes, feathers, brocade accents, floral embroidery, prints, embellished gowns, bridal PALETTE: Black, white, [...]

Tags: couture, anna wintour, Ashleigh Good, carine roitfeld, chanel, feathers, fur, Grace Coddington, haute couture, karl lagerfeld, Kendall Jenner, Prints, suzy menkes, Vanessa Friedman
Zac Posen Resort 2015

Zac Posen Resort 2015

  by Lauren Kaplan

DESIGNER: Zac Posen INSPIRATION: From the designer himself: “There is a very serendipitous quality to this collection. With its sophisticated palette, sculptural manipulation of luxurious materials and skillful tailoring applied to [...]

Tags: couture, ball gown, daywear, resort 2015, Zac Posen
Catherine Naundorf Captures Couture

Catherine Naundorf Captures Couture

  by Lauren Kaplan

We’re used to seeing picture-perfect campaign images with gorgeous models looking flawless in frocks by whatever designer they’re endorsing. But in a departure from today’s “brutal” interpretation of fashion, Cathleen Naundorf [...]

Tags: couture, Cathleen Naundorf, exhibition, haute couture, london, Paris, photographer, Polaroids, valentino, Valentino Garavanti
Style Scoop: The Problem with Spanx, Daria x Balenciaga, Amber Riley's Boutique

Style Scoop: The Problem with Spanx, Daria x Balenciaga, Amber Riley's Boutique

  by Angel Lenise

Shapewear: it carves out our best silhouettes, yields hourglass figures all the day long, and could be crushing our internal organs. Though celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Beyoncé have sung Spanx's praises, medical experts add that [...]

Tags: couture, Amber Riley, balenciaga, christian dior, couture fashion week, daria, Daria Cartoon, Kate Upton, Shiaparelli, Spanx, Spanx crushes organs, Style Scoop, super bowl