Monique Lhuillier is rethinking how she presents her fashion collections. In this era of major fashion industry evolution, the designer has opted out of a runway show to display her Fall 2017 collection in favor of a lookbook, which can better capture those sumptuous textures and details which can often get lost on runway photos. Think haute catalog. It’s business, after all.
Simple is not the word to ever define a Valentino collection, but it certainly seemed to reflect the shift in perspective compared to collections past. Debuting his first solo couture collection without Maria Grazia Chiuri by his side, Pierpaolo Piccioli showed a surprising, but ever exquisite compilation inspired by dreamscapes.
There’s a lot of buzz surrounding the house of Versace right now, with rumors abound of talks between Donatella and Riccardo Tisci to move over in a jump from Givenchy. And did the need for help show obvious in the latest Versace couture collection? Oh no. Not at all.
We already knew the amazing work that Maria Grazia Chiuri was capable of when she worked at the house of Valentino…and now we’re really seeing her shine. This was the first couture collection of Christian Dior with Chiuri at the helm, and it was everything we wanted it to be.
So too has Alberta Ferretti climbed aboard the slow moving train toward progress in the business of fashion. Her latest show was a Pre-Fall see-now-buy-now capsule, mashed with her Limited Edition collection, mashed with a few men’s looks thrown in.
It was a wide range of looks on the People’s Choice Awards red carpet last night in LA. From a faux leather baby bump to a fringe mini to full glam, it was all there. And a lot of black this year. But boring is not the word I’d call this red carpet. These ladies came to show off their personalities.
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Sisters Kendall Jenner and Kim Kardashian were spotted leaving the set of Ocean’s Eight in NYC, wearing ethereal sheer designer gowns for their cameo appearances. The scene is reportedly a night at the biggest fashion night of the year – the Met gala. Other fashion industry heavy hitters reported to be making appearances in the film include Anna Wintour, Zac Posen, and Alexander Wang. Um, now I definitely want to see this movie.
After some of the stars nabbed their Golden Globes (no spoilers here if you DVR’d it!), it was time to hit the after parties, and there were quite a few across Hollywood. And for many, that meant a wardrobe change to head out and celebrate with some A-list party goers.
And of course, there’s a best dressed list for this too!
SHOP THE RED CARPET
Kendall Jenner ~ Gown: Paule Ka // Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Over the last 8 years, it’s been intriguing to watch Michelle Obama’s sartorial take on the holidays. The position of FLOTUS is one with many responsibilities, but perhaps most visible, and most talked about for years to come (unfortunately), is often the First Lady’s choice in style.
The Look ~ Dress: Michael Kors
When you think of Jackie O’s legacy, I bet her perfectly tailored skirt suits, pillbox hats, oversized glasses, and those timeless perfectly fitted classic dresses. Just like it matters what color tie the POTUS wears, or how presidential his suit looks, so too matters the fashion choices of the First Lady.
It’s time to start planning what to wear to the upcoming New Years’ eve parties and galas right around the corner. The perfect dress can make your night (and those pics) a perfect 100. This year, there are tons of gorgeous options with great trends including the cold shoulder/OTS, metallic weaves, pleats, and vintage Art Deco designs.
This is one of my favorite type of posts – I LOVE shopping for Luxe Readers. Even better when it’s a best-of list, and I get to show you all the gorgeous looks that are currently out this season. So take a look and get inspired!
Art Deco Vintage
The Look ~ Dress: Dress the Population – Buy in Black and Gold // Buy in Gold, White, and Black // Rent in Black
The Look ~ Dress: BCBG Max Azria – Rent