While you were still coming down from your 4th of July weekend buzz, the who's who of fashion and Hollywood were already jetting off to the City of Light for everybody's favorite semiannual event: Paris Haute Couture Week. Though the runways are by far the main event, seeing as the masterpieces that float down them are sure to predict the hottest red carpet looks of the coming season, a true Fashion Week pro knows that the street style, front rows, and fabulous fêtes must not be overlooked. From stylish starlets to chic soirées, click through for everything you missed during the 2014 Paris Haute Couture Week!
As the couture shows go on in Paris this week, there is always a need for a slight refresher course in all the best places to go in between shows and fetes. After spending time living and working in Paris, specifically the culturally rich and pretty-damn-cool quarter of the Marais, I've collected a list of some of my favorite spots in the city. From classic cafes to chic shopping centers, click through for the best of Paris, off the grid.
Parisians have a certain 'je ne sais quoi' when it comes to fashion, and their chic, effortless street style is instantly recognizable. They appear casual, sophisticated and elegant, with an overwhelming sense of confidence in the way they dress. In honor of the Fall/Winter 2014-15 Haute Couture shows in Paris this week, we've gathered 8 pieces to help inspire your own French street style looks.
This season, Paris Fashion Week presented some amazing Spring/Summer 2015 Menswear collections that we cannot get enough of. Now that the shows have officially wrapped, we've picked five of our favorite collections and rounded up some of the best looks from each. If you're looking to get a jumpstart on spring men's trends for next year, be sure to take inspiration from these sensational collections, featuring Valentino, Dior Homme, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Wooyoungmi, and Saint Laurent.
Well, it's been one whirlwind of a month but fashion week season finally comes to a close today. As usual, the stylish set ends their runway runs with the grand finale that is Paris Fashion Week, where front rows, catwalks, and after parties all feature some of the biggest names in the game. While most of us were experiencing some major French FOMO over the past few days, at least we had Instagram to let us browse the Chanel Shopping Center, take selfies with Lupita, and (of course) party with Rihanna all night long.
Did you ever think you could dine, swim, or party in a subway station? Well, Paris is trying to make this a reality. According to recent sketches released by NKM, there is a possibility that some of Paris' abandoned subway stations could be transformed into glamorous venues. The French Politician Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, who could also be the first female mayoral candidate for Paris, released sketches of revamped abandoned subways stations. Her plans included turning the stations into theaters, restaurants, bars, art galleries, swimming pools and other sporting venues. Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, who also goes by NKM, teamed up with architects Manal Rachdi and Nicolas Laisne to create old Ghost Stations into these luxurious venues. This makes us wonder if it's possible for NYC subway stations to do the same! But in the meantime, click through and see the sketches of what Paris subway stations could look like come next Paris Fashion Week!
The grand finale of Fashion Month is upon us, and we couldn't be more excited. As much as we love New York Fashion Week, we have to admit that Fashion Week en Paris is truly an unforgettable experience. Whether or not you're going to make it out Paris for the shows, we've got you covered. From where to eat, to who you should be following on social media, we've got a bit of everything you need to know for Paris Fashion Week.
Ah, the haute couture shows à Paris—a week-long whirlwind of extravagant outfits, intricate details, and...a lot of Karl Lagerfeld. The runways were ready with one-of-a-kind pieces to whet our fashion appetites in anticipation of the coming NYFW shows, while the sidewalks were filled with off-duty models and street style stars who moonlight as editors. Though the past week of Paris action has had us completely enthralled, we must admit to taking the vicarious route to France—A.K.A. some serious #PFW Instagram stalking. Hey, if it worked for us, it could work for you. Click through for a coutur-able recap that will make you feel like you were front row.
Go HERE for more photos from Giorgio Armani "One Night Only" Paris! Last night in Paris, Giorgio Armani made a splash at Couture Week with the "One Night Only" event featuring his Giorgio Armani Privé Spring/Summer 2014 presentation. The event, which has been held in London, Beijing, Rome, and Tokyo in the past most recently made its way to New York in September, where the Privé collection was presented to Leonardo DiCaprio, Anna Wintour, Martin Scorcese, and many more.
Despite all of the usual excitement, this past Paris Fashion Week was flavored with a bittersweetness felt by all fashion fans. Though theatrics could always be expected at Louis Vuitton, the Spring/Summer 2014 show was especially awe-inspiring and slightly heart-wrenching, as it marked Marc Jacobs' final collection as creative director of the brand. The blackout set and wistful music were at once both magical and somber, as Jacobs took guests on a darkened trip down memory lane, recreating some of the brand's most iconic moments during his tenure. Undoubtedly, the crowd's subsequent standing ovation was not only for the show, but for his impressive 16-year-run. As a toast to one of our favorite fashion relationships, we've rounded up Marc's most memorable moments at Louis Vuitton.