Louis Vuitton Brought the Pompidou to the Louvre

It was quite a feat: to erect the replica of the Centre Pompidou, Paris’s distinctive and colorful modern art museum inside the courtyard of the Louvre. But that indeed was the impressive setting of Nicholas Ghesquière’s fall winter show for Louis Vuitton.Ghesquière wrote that he was inspired by the “mélange” of the neighborhoods surrounding the […]

Miu Miu Goes Angsty for Fall

Miu Miu is often thought of as the little sister brand of Prada, and this season designer Miuccia Prada leaned into that distinction with an angsty collection staged in what felt like a teenager’s bedroom. Specially designed by AMO, Paris’s Le Conseil Economique Social et Environmental was completely transformed by black panels. Felted carpet lined […]

Inside Karl Lagerfeld’s Last Show for Chanel

This morning in Paris, I stepped into a snow-filled mountain village. It was the late Karl Lagerfeld’s last show for Chanel, easily the most anticipated moment of Paris Fashion Week. As we took our seats with faux snow collecting on our shoes, I noticed the level of set production signature to a Chanel show. There […]

Stella McCartney Effortlessly Blends Style and Sustainability

There’s a lot of talk about sustainability these days but Stella McCartney has always walked the walk. Sustainability has always been central to the mission of the brand—from going leather and fur-free eons before it was the cool thing to do to thinking about social impact and reducing its own environmental footprint. In the week […]

Channeling the Biblical Eve—or Adam—at Givenchy

The first clue was the candy apples, handed out to guests arriving at Givenchy’s fall 2019 show. Show notes confirmed that the collection referenced “the origin myth—the temptation of Adam and Eve intertwined, touched by a polished sense of individuality.” The notes helped to explain the contrasting looks that came down the runway: a series […]

Valentino Spreads the Love

“The people you love become ghosts inside of you and like this you keep them alive.” The Robert Montgomery word art installation glowed at the edge of the runway, greeting guests at Sunday’s Valentino show and heralding a collection dedicated to, well, love, and the power of words and clothes to convey that most pure […]

Thom Browne Address Life’s Monotony for Fall

For someone who usually employs all the bells and whistles, plus every mad hat fantasy in the book, Thom Browne’s fall show was surprisingly subdued. In the past we’ve traveled to dream worlds complete with a unicorn and dealt with preppy serial killers, but this season we entered the world of corporate America and its […]

Hedi Slimane Meets Old Celine Fans Halfway for Fall

Hedi Slimane’s first collection for Celine seemed hellbent on distancing itself from Phoebe Philo’s work. But after Friday night’s show it looks like Slimane has met Philo fans somewhere in the middle, offering a very wearable collection of blazers, jeans, sweaters and skirts, that while not particularly mind blowing or directional, was just plain good.The […]