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...

Then drop by the Hôtel de Crillon to see Mal-Aimée, designed by Marius Borgeaud and Léonie Hostettler. Their fresh, graphic take on clothes with a "couture attitude" makes everything they make feel youthful–but they're quick to point out, these pieces are for women, not little girls.

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...

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...

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...

Her turns on the runway were definitely the main attraction–but the clothes were pretty wild, too. Then, for a change of pace, Susan took in her first Junko Shimada défilé, and saw chiffon dresses, lace tops and fur capes that were "absolutely gorgeous." See for yourself!

Models who walked the runway relax in the garden after the show John Galliano's current designer, Bill Gaytten, with Susan I thought the collection was very nice–creative, feminine and romantic–but it lacked the punch we expect from a brand named for John Galliano. After the show, I...

In this video, Susan offers a rare, insider's look at the Fall '12 John Galliano collection, thanks to a studio preview of the show's highlights conducted by Bill Gaytten, the label's creative director. Hear him discuss the collection's equestrian theme while pointing out specific details on...

 

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