I admit, I'm so proud of her! Model Sofia Krawczyk backstage after the show Susan with Akris designer, Albert Kriemler Swiss designer Albert Kriemler is a master craftsman: his fabrics, cuts and construction are all top quality and I can appreciate how much work goes into his designs...

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...

Then enjoy another Parisian institution, the charming Sonia Rykiel show, now directed by Nathalie Rykiel (Sonia's daughter) but still imbued with that certain je ne sais quoi that seems to make French girls so very, very chic!

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...

Susan and Bryanboy I'd heard in advance that this would be a very private affair, put together at the last minute (at one point, rumor suggested the show wouldn't happen at all). But go on it did, and I felt honored to be among the few invited to pay homage to John's creative genius. The...

Turns out, I loved the clothes by this Turkish designer who speaks so little English, he keeps interpreters on hand to translate questions. The show was full of glamour and sex appeal, with a hint of androgyny (not my usual style). But even the clothes with masculine touches were tempting,...

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...

Susan with Maxime Simoens Actress Fan Bingbing and model Daisy Lowe While watching the défilé (and even before I read the notes attached to the run-of-show), I thought, Wow, this collection is really good! In fact, it was one of the best Elie Saab Prêt-à-Porter presentations I've ever...

Watch The Official Director's Cut version of Mugler Fall 2011 Women's Fashion Show with Special Guest Lady Gaga. Music "Government Hooker" by Musical Director Lady Gaga. And she bought the entire Mugler womenswear collection, according the the New York Magazine's blog The Cut : Her...

Next, Susan stops by a presentation chezJunko Shimada, featuring lace-trimmed dresses, snakeskin suits and feminine accessories. This sort of smaller event celebrates craftsmanship, and offers a close look at Junko's clever designs.

 

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