Fashion never sleeps, and this week is dedicated to the intricate and painstaking detail of haute couture. Not every atelier can call themselves couture and strict guidelines, such as employing full-time Parisian artisans, rule which can be defined with the label. With each piece being crafted by hand the one-of-a-kind nature of the gowns dictates that only a select few don the works of art. Here’s who we think these gowns were made for.
Donatella Versace went for ethereal beauty in sheer chiffon and floral details, but she didn’t completely abandon the brand’s sexy image, letting skin show through cut out details and high slits.
Jennifer Lopez has long had a relationship with Versace (including her infamous green dress from the 2000 Grammy Awards), and this gown is the perfect mix of refinement and skin for her to slip her curves into.
Rihanna’s style runs the gamet from racy to shockingly sweet, and Versace’s mix of a high slit along with a sheer bodice and frothy ruffles are just the right amount of sexy.
Elegant with a touch of edge, Charlize Theron is the perfect statuesque star to pull of the cut outs along with the flowing skirt.
Christian Dior Couture
Creative director Raf Simons set the scene for the Christian Dior Couture show from the start with guests seated in a hand-painted greenhouse-like tent in the gardens of the Rodin Museum. The collection featured everything from side-less column gowns to one-sleeved capes slung on models shoulders.
A red carpet darling, Emily Blunt’s fun and always-on-point look is the perfect match for a slightly shorter than standard mermaid shilouette.
Taylor Swift has come into her own with her fashion sense, and a couture Christian Dior that acentuates her 5-foot-11-inch frame pairs with her red-carpet style.
Stylish simplicity describes Naomi Watts red-carpet looks, and a column dress with hand beaded bodice and sheer flowing bottom would complement that star.
While large handbags have long reigned supreme, it’s delicate more portable younger sister – the micro bag – has finally taken it’s place as an it bag. With the naming of the FENDI Micro Peekaboo as It Bag of the Year by Vogue, the scaled down version of the brand’s iconic Peekaboo paved the way for minuature handbags to become a fashionable must have.
With Paris Fashion Week debuting fresh silhouettes and playful prints for men, we sifted through the fashions to find the best looks to be “that guy” you’ve always wondered about.
Hedi Slimane famously moved French fashion house Saint Laurent to Los Angeles, and has embraced all the iconography his new country has to offer. Whether it’s a backyard BBQ, resort pool or after-fireworks bash, get decked out in best offerings from the brand for the 4th of July.
Daring and bold, leave it to the Italians to keep men’s fashion cutting edge. Whether it’s blurring the lines between the men’s and women’s department or transporting you to an exotic destination, these are the top 5 stylish takeaways from Milan Fashion Week.
Gender rules are being broken all over the place and fashion isn’t being left behind. From denim cut-off short shorts at Gucci to pencil skirts at Prada (albeit worn by decidedly androgynous female models), the lines between the men’s and women’s department continue to blur.
Known for innovative fabrics, Ermenegildo Zegna used sheer for Spring 2016 with suits that showed skin from the thigh down. They are lightweight without being too revealing, and nicely combat summer’s heat.
This trend hit women’s wear hard in Spring 2015, and in 2016 it’s the boys turn to don flowy silhouettes. Fendi sent oversized pocket T-shirts down the runway along with wide leg pants and shorts, while Bottega Veneta paired modish joggers with blazers and oversized activewear.