), Couture Couture has kicked off in the city of Paris, where alas, I was meant to be taking in the shows in person, but given my lovely housing situation, I had to bail :( So it begins with Christian Dior, where John Galliano reached back to the era of the debutantes, when women wore...

Cate Blanchett attended the Armani Privé Fall 2011 Couture fashion show today (July 5) in Paris. Cate opted for a super sophisticated and elegant red skirt suit with a pencil skirt and a front zipper top from the Armani Privé Spring 2011 Couture collection. Compared to the runway version,...

Givenchy Pre-Fall 2011 We're DYING over Givenchy pre-fall 2011 and we've only seen four images. According to WWD, the collection features Riccardo Tisci signatures — lace, hardware, sharp tailoring, all countered by a touch of romanticism — but "less Baroque and Victorian than usual," said...

Galliano's saluted René Gruau, the illustrator whose work for Christian Dior in the forties and fifties created the house's most iconic imagery, in this Couture Spring 2011 collection. The graphite smears, pencil strokes and scribbles, erasure marks and gouache washes of Gruau's illustrations...

>> Typically, Cathy Horyn writes , "a Dior show would be an occasion for a mob scene at the front gates, celebrities filling front-row seats, and the arrival of Bernard Arnault." But today, not so: there were no big name celebrities (just Anna Wintour , Emmanuelle Alt, Mario Testino, and...

That said, Paris Fashion Week was certainly turned upside down by the ongoing drama surrounding John Galliano and his sudden dismissal from Christian Dior. Ultimately, the show went on–at the end of which, the maison 's entire design team assembled to take a bow. As the French say, plus ça...

July 6, 2011 Christian Dior's autumn–winter 2011–12 haute couture show lends a bit of playful relief, following the house's recent fiasco regarding the sacking of its former creative director John Galliano. Bill Gaytten, accompanied by his assistant Susanna Venegas, has stepped up to the...

Double whoa! Here is the full statement from Dior HQ: Paris – March 1, 2011 Following the allegations of anti-Semitic statements that resulted in John Galliano being questioned by police on Thursday, February 24, Christian Dior immediately suspended its relationship with its designer,...

Olivia Palermo attended the Giambattista Valli Fall 2011 Couture fashion show on Monday (July 4) in Paris. Olivia looked super lovely and stylish wearing a lemon yellow sleeveless dress by Topshop teamed with gold lace up booties by Giuseppe Zanotti. Olivia accessorized with a plexiglass...

With all of the news surrounding John Galliano's recent controversy and firing, it was questioned what would happen at today's Christian Dior fashion show at Paris Fashion Week. The mood was said to be tense with many celebrities cancelling their appearance to see Galliano's final collection...

 

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