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.
Bad Taste. Anthony Vaccarello chose to show a collection for Saint Laurent centered around bad taste. After taking over as creative director in the wake of Hedi Slimane’s departure, Vaccarello wanted to bring back what the brand had been originally about – girls having fun, breaking the rules…the kind of girl that would take a vintage dress and cut into it. And he imagines this girl would look to the 80’s. So 80’s bad taste. Can you hear me groaning?! Saint Laurent and Kering (the parent company) actually put in a huge budget for this collection….of bad taste 80’s inspired ready to wear.
With Pierpaolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri as the dynamic duo at the helm of the Valentino fashion house, the runway shows have always been a bit magical. Not so much because of lavish settings or props, but because of the high culture for the inspirations of their collections. You are immersed in the society that Piccioli and Chiuri have either dreamed up, or are emulating through their designs, and with their strict and exacting detail coupled with their romantic aesthetic, the result is intoxicating.
This year, the Fall 2016 Couture collection celebrates the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death through Elizabethan period inspiration. There were puffed sleeves, lace up vests, high white ruffs, cleric’s robes, cinched bodices, doublets, brocades, and lattice work.
Karl Lagerfeld is known for creating dreamlike backdrops for his runway shows, and the Fall 16 Couture show was perhaps the apex for most Chanel fans who were there to witness it. Lagerfeld actually flew in the ateliers and their workshops in which the magic of Chanel is made, and gave Chanel coveteurs a chance to witness – during a live runway couture show – the actual process of making couture clothing. Apparently, there was nothing staged about it. He instructed the ateliers to continue their work just as they had back in their actual shop. Um, what?! What an incredible jaw-on-the-floor moment!
Citing Dior’s 1947 New Look Bar jacket as principle inspiration for its Fall 16 couture collection, Lucie Meier and Serge Ruffieux, interim designers for the fashion house, chose the perfect note to exit on. If rumors are true then it’s Maria Grazia Chiuri of Valentino who is heading over to become the new artistic director of Dior. As for now, if this is in fact the duo’s last collection as interim head designers, what a way to go.
Fashion savant Alessandra Ambrosio stepped was in Paris this week to walk in the Balmain runway show. Of course, her street style was Balmain and on point, as she was working one of my favorite up and coming style trends – the minimalist suit.
Pair a sleek blazer over a tee, tank or bodysuit with a pair of skinny jeans, or like Alessandra wore, some ripped up cropped jeans. And seriously, how adorable is her daughter?!
Usually, it’s only the little girls wishing they could be royalty, but when I see what Kate Middleton gets to wear to some of these events, oh my goodness, I totally wouldn’t mind being her!
For the Queen’s 90th birthday, Kate donned this gorgeous blue coat with a white lace overlay and a cute white feather hat.
The Billboard Music Awards had tons of stars hitting the red carpet to show off some dangerous and daring looks. Here are some of the boldest and most beautiful looks from the night
Demi Lovato ~ Jacket: Chanel // Bodysuit: House of CB // Earrings: Chanel // Bag: Chanel
Lucy Hale ~ Bodysuit and Skirt: Zuhair Murad // Earrings: Kismet by Milka // Ring: Paige Novick // Bag: Rauwolf // Shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti
Gwen Stefani ~ Dress: Falguni & Shane Peacock
With all of the risque, bare it all looks seen in Cannes, things quickly went from classy to oh, giirrrrrl. The worst this far has been Bella Hadid’s red Alexandre Vauthier slip gown that apparently had both nip and nether regions flashed to the world.
With the barely there slip dress trend in full swing, Charlize came on scene rocking a sleek Dior Couture tux with a crisp white button down. The actress opted to go braless, showing off some cleavage with most of the buttons undone.
Tux: Dior Couture // Jewels: Cartier // Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Last week, Olivia Culpo posted her adventures in NYC on instagram, including a little jaunt over to Laduree to try some macarons. Her strategy? Trying a bite in every single color to figure out her favorite. Hey Ms. Culpo, I think you and I could totally be friends. Foodie to foodie.
But really, this post is about what she wore. The wine colored polo and high waisted hot pants were balanced by a cherry duster coat. And those same colors were mimicked in her chunky heeled patent ankle boots. Seriously, those boots. I think they’re my favorite so far this season.