January 25, 2011 Chanel Haute Couture Spring 2011 Inspiration: Paintings of Marie Laurencin WWD reported that Karl Lagerfeld was inspired by the paintings of Marie Laurencin , namely the portrait she did of Mademoiselle Chanel, for the Spring 2011 Haute Couture collection. The portrait of...

" -Karl Lagerfeld Today, Chanel presented the Spring 2011 Haute Couture collection at the Pavillon Cambon Capucines. Inspired by the paintings of Marie Laurencin, notably a portrait of Mlle. Chanel . The soft pastel colors, especially pinks and greys were brought to life from the paintings...

There was less pomp and circumstance and more of an extension of Chanel's typical ready-to-wear collection in the spring Haute Couture collection. Interesting. . . To view a slideshow of the collection, including Vanessa Paradis arriving for the show, please click here . All photos:...

After two weeks spent covering the Paris men's collections and the Haute Couture, my last stop was Didit Hediprasetyo . His small défilé was held, conveniently enough, at the Hôtel de Crillon. Not only was I staying there, but I'd just finished a photo shoot with Alexander Habesland (a...

PARIS, Jan 25, 2011 / FW/ — Who said Haute Couture shouldn't be vibrant and fun? This season for his debut collection as a guest member of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, Julien Fournié pushed the envelope and delivered a spectacularly entertaining and passionate collection. The...

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...

I get the feeling that Riccardo Tisci is fighting some kind of sartorial fight in his couture collections? His meticulously sewn and embroidered looks seem ready to come to life and fight for their sartorial rights. Or more. The work of an artistically tormented soul, Riccardo Tisci ‘s...

I get the feeling that Riccardo Tisci is fighting some kind of sartorial fight in his couture collections? His meticulously sewn and embroidered looks seem ready to come to life and fight for their sartorial rights. Or more. The work of an artistically tormented soul, Riccardo Tisci‘s...

Christian Dior Haute Couture spring 2011 Christian Dior opened Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2011 today and it was filled with breathtaking vintage silhouettes, cheery warm weather colors, ladylike gloves and a splash of red. The Dior Haute Couture brought back the meaning of...

For Chanel haute couture spring 2011 Largerfeld brought about a distinct shift from the almost overbearing opulence of past shows at the Grand Palais and the jaw dropping ability of each look to surpass and out-do the last, to a collection that somehow felt wearable and highly accesible....

 

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