With the notoriously colorful John Galliano at its helm, Maison Margiela presented a stunning couture collection today in Paris, most noticeably accented with influences of the late, great David Bowie. While tributes have popped up on the runways all month, the fashion world continues to mourn an icon, one that Galliano is endlessly quoted on: "What about David Bowie? He's a sexy creature."
Cara Delevingne brought her dog. Kendall and Gigi walked. Karl erected a giant model dollhouse. Is anything really that unexpected at a Chanel show these days? Click through for the must-see moments from the spring 2016 haute couture presentation in Paris.
The looming lack of Raf Simons' presence was felt today in Paris at the first Dior presentation since his abrupt departure three months ago. Besides the glaring absence of Simons' favored floral structures - the show was housed in a nevertheless stunning mirrored box at the Musée Rodin - the collection felt distinctively directionless, as the creative director position has yet to be filled.
We've already told you how cool André Saraiva's latest venture, the Hotel Grand Amour, is, so it's no surprise that it recently played host to the chicest get-together in Paris this week. On Wednesday, iconic creatives (like Glenn O'Brien) joined French A-listers (like Léa Seydoux) and fashionistas (like Sofia Sanchez de Betak) for an intimate dinner with André, and La Compagnie. Click through for an inside look!
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Haven't booked your Parisian getaway for the holidays yet? Now's the time, especially since the Hotel Grand Amour is officially open for business. Like the original Hotel Amour opened 10 years ago, the Grand edition is owned by friends André Saraiva, Thierry Costes, and Emmanuel Delavenne. Also like the original, it's a creative and collaborative space loved by French and American cool kids alike.
Working as the creative director of the women's collection at Christian Dior, designer Raf Simons announced on Thursday that he would be leaving the French powerhouse due to personal reasons, and that the SS '16 show, which featured the astounding flower wall at last seasons Paris Fashion Week, would be his last with the brand. Here are five iconic moments from his time at Dior.
Au revoir Paris! While Paris Fashion Week SS16 may have officially wrapped up, our Insta Feed is still filled with the jaw-dropping runway shows that reigned over Paris last week. From Chanel's airport terminal to Dior's floral mountain, here are the best #PFW runway moments on Instagram.
Big news today from Paris! Ever since it was announced that Alexander Wang would wrap up at Balenciaga, we couldn't help but wonder who would take his place. Yes, we mourned his departure, but as always with fashion's musical chairs, we anxiously awaited the new name in the game. Today, we got our answer.
Calling all departures to Gate No. 5! Move over, Pan Am, there's a new chic airline in town - in Paris, specifically. Today, Karl Lagerfeld transformed the Grand Palais into an immaculate airport terminal to set the stage for his high-flying Chanel Spring 2016 show.
Leave it to French mistress of cool Emmanuelle Alt to throw the biggest rager of PFW. This weekend, Rihanna, Kanye, Kendall, and Gigi all shimmied chicly to celebrate the 95th anniversary of Paris Vogue. But don't let that number fool you - the all night party was worthy of a much younger mag.