Thursday Fashion Files!!!

by Joelle Boucai · March 3, 2011

One more day till this crazy week in fashion is over! Turns out Blake Lively doesn't think attending the Chanel show is "tacky,"  Paris fashion week continues as does Paris Hilton's desperation for work, Lady Gaga struts down the runway and buys what she's selling at Mugler and much more!

1. Blake Lively tells Fashionista why she isn't attending the Chanel show and it isn't because she thinks it's a "tacky" move. She has a job ladies, she can't be a no-show on the set. Hear from her about her job as Chanel's new brand ambassador and life avec Karl. [Fashionista]

Blake Lively and Karl Lagerfeld. Chanel personified.

2. Another fashion meltdown? How much more can we take? Balmain's Christophe Decarnin was absent from his runway show today. There were rumblings that he's in a mental hospital and also official word that he was tired, too tired to bother showing to his own show. [TheCut]

The show goes on at Balmain

3. Kiss the winter blues goodbye. Prada releases Spring/Summer 2011 reminding us that colors exist and the sun will eventually shine once again! [Luxist]

4. A zoo for your lips. Not the most kissable, but certainly creative. [Refinery29]

5. Killer knit leather at Balenciaga. [NYT]

6. All of the Dolce & Gabanna, none of the D&G. Is the end of D&G in sight? [WWD] A farewell to D&G?

7. Paris fashion Week highlights; Le deuxieme jour [Anothermag]

Gareth Pugh A/W11

8. You take the subway to work, Paris Hilton had to fly to Brazil to find work. The fruits of her labor for Triton have been released. [Racked]

Paris holding on to her career for dear life

9. Gaga is buying what she's selling. Lady Gaga, walks the walk, talks the talk and buys the entire collection at Mugler fall 2011.  [Fashionista]

Lady Gaga strikes a pose at Mugler

10. Two brothers from Canada, take us on a journey to the wild wild west at DSquared [HonestlyWTF]

Wild Wild West at DSquared

11. Everyone is longing for spring, perhaps our skirts should follow suit. Here's 20 reasons why. [TheFeast]

Longing for Spring

13.  Purple's Olivier Zahm arrives at Paris fashion week ready for battle [TheCut]

Zahm ready for battle

14. Kelly Cutrone has been tirelessly working on her new clothing line , The Electric Love Army. Cutrone told WWD that the line is inspired by the "brainy, sexy" Phoebe of  "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" fame. [SheFinds]

15. A Rochas on the runway in Paris. [HeardOnThe Runway]

Rochas on the runway

16. Fashionista has teamed up with textbook's John Januzzi to create look books for industry style stars. Today's picks are for Needless Markup's creative director Nickelson Wooster - let's hope he has an employee discount card. [Fashionista]

Looks for Nickelson Wooster

17. Congratulations to Victoire de Castellane, Dior's Haute Joaillerie designer, on the opening of her first solo exhibit ',Fleurs D'Exces', at the Gagosian gallery in Paris today. The botanical-inspired pieces are certainly show-stopping. Demure ladies need not apply. [StyleBubble]

Psycadelic Flowers

18. Bookies are taking bets to see who will fill in for Galliano at Dior. Whose your money on? [TheCut]

19. The thin and always opinionated Karl Lagerfeld weights in the Galliano scandal. [The Telegraph UK]

Karl Lagerfeld. Not a happy Kamper.

20. @derekblasberg tweeted "I guess it makes sense that after mining 80s shoulders and Punk safety pins, Balmain would go to the future. Its a Sci-Fi David Bowie moment" [Twitter]

21. @derekblasberg tweeted "Balmain did not disappoint on textures and sparkles. Particularly liked the oversize sweatshirt shapes that were bedazzled into minidresses." [Twitter]

22. @fromthefrontrow tweeted "According to French newspaper Le Figaro--the Dior show at the Musée Rodin will go on tomorrow but Sunday's John Galliano show is cancelled"[Twitter]