Susan Tabak home When I read that the extraordinary British designer, Zandra Rhodes, would present an archival retrospective during the Fall Prêt-à-Porter in Paris, I felt very excited. Zandra is a vibrant example of fashion history come to life: she studied textile design at The Royal...

Susan Tabak home Susan arrives at the studio with members of her editorial team The Prêt-à-Porter is a busy time, especially for designers, so I felt lucky to schedule a studio visit with Bill Gaytten, creative director at John Galliano, for a preview of Fall 2012. His atelier is amazing–a...

Some of our favorite looks from Atelier Aimée 2012 bridal prêt à porter collection. Above, strapless gown with pleated bodice, waist accented with feathers; below, a flowing a-line gown with a high slit, side accented with embroidered detail. Elegant lace sheath wedding gown. Empire lace...

In this editorial spread and cover for the July 2011 issue of Vogue Italia, Steven Meisel shoots some of the new faces for this fall, for a photo-shoot titled Pret-A-Porter. Dressed in the beautiful styling of Karl Templer, models Anais Pouliot, Fei Fei Sun, Emily Baker, Kelly Mittendorf,...

Susan Tabak home Paco Rabanne's Le 69 accessories on display at the Crillon As we neared the end of the Prêt-à-Porter, fashion fatigue began setting in. Luckily, Paco Rabanne was showing its Le 69 accessories collection at the Hôtel de Crillon, so I didn't have far to go. And as soon as I...

Susan Tabak home Last season was my first time seeing the colorful work of the Indian designer Manish Arora –and that show was so much fun, and so creative, I was really looking forward to seeing his Fall collection during the Prêt-à-Porter. This time, Manish staged his défilé on the docks...

Susan Tabak home In the midst of the Paris Prêt-à-Porter shows, the lovely Aurelie Demel hosted a cocktail party at L'Eclaireur on rue Boissy d'Anglas, to launch an unusual collection of jackets. Aurelie's fascination with armor and the history of medieval Europe led her to collaborate with...

It's another beautiful Indian Summer day in early-autumn Paris, and another day spent previewing the Spring/Summer Prêt-à-Porter for 2012. First, join Susan at the Lanvindéfilé, where the star-studded audience is wowed by a parade of lean, leggy models in sleek jumpsuits, slim skirts and...

Porter x Hamilton 77th Anniversary Limited Edition Khaki Field Auto Watch To assist in the celebration of the 77th anniversary of its parent brand, Yoshida & Co., Porter have enlisted the help of Hamilton to produce this limited edition watch. Hamilton has provided a modified Khaki Field...

YSL: Pret-a-Porter provides space for you to get your creative juices flowing and add in your own ideas and designs. If you are an avid fan of YSL, you'll most likely appreciate the silhouettes and drawings from the Spring Summer 2012 collection which are provided inside the book along...

 

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