Paris Fashion Week Fall 2011 has bid us adieu. I feel like this fashion month has gone by soo slowly because so much has happened. It was only a month ago to the day that I was flying into New York for fashion week And now Paris Fashion Week, with all its rumors, intrigue, mysteries, and scandals is over…finally. *Cue…Deep…Sighs…Now! Oh, but while we are on the subject of rumors and such, apparently it is a known fact that Riccardo Tisci will leave Givenchy for Dior!!!! I saw it isn’t a known fact until a press release has been sent out, but whatever. Whoever knows the truth probably isn’t saying anything at all. Duh!!! If this is true, who will take over Givenchy? Aye carumba!
Anywho! I decided to do something different for these last few shows. In place of my usual pitiful photo collages, I have brought you fashion videos because videos are more fun and entertaining. Thank me later.
Let’s start with Yves Saint Laurent! I love the suiting with the cropped pant or short skirt that Stefano Pilati did. It was a good mix of masculine and feminine. His use of fur was fabulous as well. I loved the white fur coat and the coat before it with the black fur hood. I also loved the white section at the end. I don’t usually wear all white, just a few pieces here and there, but I would wear that white tux. They say that Pilati may be out soon at YSL, but the higher ups at the label said recently that that is a lie. Let’s hope so, because I like his work at YSL.
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.
So I guess we can pretty much say that the House of Dior will survive without its genius John Galliano, while Lanvin continues to awe the critics. Looking at the Dior show yesterday, I think we can pretty much say that while the show wasn’t perfect, it was still a pretty fantastic show with elements that we have seen before like big hats, thigh high boots, and pretty fabrics. The part that made me feel some kind of way was when the entire in house design team came out in white lab coats at the end of the show with no John Galliano in sight, which brings me to this little tidbit.
Between the Galliano saga, the rumors that Pilati will leave YSL, and the sad rumor that Decarnin was a no show at the Balmain show because he was in a mental hospital, I have no clue what to think about Paris Fashion Week Fall 2011. Everything has gone crazing. Paris is truly burning. I had a small bit of time to look at the recent shows, which really means I looked at them around midnight when I should have been in bed. Here are some that caught my eye.
OK guys and dolls! Milan Fashion Week started with the Gucci and Alberta Ferretti shows, and I’m back with the some regularly scheduled programing. Am I still behind in my work and daily errands….HECK YEAH, but fashion and fashion blogging stops for no one so here I am blogging to you. I actually took some time out of the day yesterday to watch the live streams of the Gucci and Alberta Ferretti shows. I loved them both. I think it was the colors. They will most certainly brighten up fall. Happy 90th Gucci!
I can’t believe I forgot to blog about the Academy of Art (AAU) Fall 2011 Graduate Fashion Show. This one was the best one yet. They always look really good. The students are always so talented, but this year was THE best. I also got to meet my intern Erin from Pixel Perfect. You may recognize her from her uber informative and fun Trend Report posts. All in all a great time was had by all.
Najee and I stood outside the Marc Jacobs show last night and took some pictures. You should be able to spot the front or back of popular models, Anna Wintour, Stephanie Seymour, Emmanuelle Alt, Marc and Lorenzo and more!
The shows listed may change, as this schedule is only a month out. What are you looking forward to seeing?
February 9, 2011
7:00 PM The Heart Truth’s Red Dress Collection, Theatre
February 10, 2011
9:00 AM Nicholas K, Studio
9:30-10:30 AM Porter Grey, Box*
10:00 AM BCBGMAXAZRIA, Theatre
11:00 AM Richard Chai, Stage
1:00 PM Duckie Brown, Studio
3:00 PM Luca Luca, Stage
3:30-4:30 PM Mara Hoffman, Box*
4:00 PM Tadashi Shoji, Studio
6:00 PM Eva Minge, TBC
7:00 PM Christian Siriano, Stage
8:30-9:30 PM W Hotels Global Glam, Box*
9:00 PM Irina Shabayeva, Studio