Paris Fashion Week Fall 2011 Continues To Roll On

Paris Fashion Week continues to roll on without Galliano…well not quite without him. His namesake collection showed in a small salon in Paris to a smaller crowd than usual. Twenty looks went out with his usual 1930s elegant flair. He is such a genius, and it sucks that he had to fall so hard, but racism and anti-Semitic remarks will not be tolerated.

The looks that Cédric Charlier designed for Cacharel were somewhat bland and boring to me. The only thing that saved the collection were the prints.

I don’t know if it was the hair or makeup or clothes, but the looks at John Paul Gaultier were very old and matronly. I really think I would have to see these clothes off the runway to get a better look at them.

Christophe Lemaire did a great job of bringing the 70s and Asian silhouettes back to Hermes. I loved the colors, patterns, and shape/cut of the fabrics in this collection. Oh and the leather word was devine. Good job!.

Giles Deacon is doing his best to bring Emanuel Ungaro back from the brink of destruction. While I think this collection could have been a little better, it is a wonderful change from the drama and bad design we saw with the line’s previous designers.


Stella McCartney‘s collection was perfect. I love the boxy shapes mixed with tight curves. Very sexy with a blend of the feminine and masculine.

Alexis Mabille designed a beautiful collection again. His collections are always very French with a twist. This collection was also inspired by the 70s, so if you aren’t a fan of the decade…sorry.

As usual Celine was very minimal, French, and chic. Cue the copying of these designs by H&M, Zara, Topshop, Mango……..

Riccardo Tisci does a jam up job with Givenchy yet again. I love the floral patterns, mesh work,baseball bomber jackets, and skirts. Everything was just so beautiful.

Nathalie Rykiel designed a fun and bright collection for Sonia Rykiel. The collection was very girly and inspired by days gone by.

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Jai has been helping bring fashion and beauty news to women around the world as the editor of The Fat and Skinny on Fashion for 5 years!