Susan Tabak home This season, with Azzaro awaiting the arrival of a new designer, Mathilde Castello Branco (who will make her debut with Fall 2012), an in-house design team put together a small, capsule collection of evening wear. Most of it was quite lovely, but very different from the...

Anna Della Russo at Carven before the start of the show The show was not what I expected–the silhouettes, and many of the details (short skirts springing from tiny waists, quirky shoes and Peter Pan collars) were very youthful. That said, the more I looked at the collection, the more I...

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...

The last series made a display of white flowers appliquéd on dresses, tops, jackets and at least one coat guaranteed to make a statement (and so nice for Spring). I even loved how Giambattista mixed a flower-bedecked top with beige slacks–which, admittedly, is not an easy look for...

As I've said before, discovering new talent is part of my work–I'm always curious to learn who, what or where is new and exciting. So of course I went to Anthony's first show–why wouldn't I? Anthony has come a long way in a short time. He's been aided somewhat by Lou Doillon, who's endorsed...

Alber's real change for Spring was to inject a little extra sex appeal, from jumpsuits (always chic and easy to wear) to skirts with short slits up the front, and–my favorite–a group of sheer dresses layered over body suits in soft, to-die-for colors like peach, beige, smoky grey and blue....

Meanwhile, Stylia TV took advantage of the setting to interview me for a program about the Prêt-à-Porter which will air in France this week (although I won't be there to see it). I'm told it will also be on YouTube, so my readers can look for it there! Photographs by Stephane Israël

Marcel Marongiu's Fall '12 collection for Guy Laroche is all about rigorous minimalism taken to luxurious extremes. Join Susan as she interviews the designer who "knows what women want," and see the défilé (featuring "gold galore") come down the catwalk. Then take in a retrospective-cum-runway...

Susan Tabak home The Guy Laroche runway before the start of the show, from the audience's point of view... I met Marcel Marongiu, the artistic director for the house of Guy Laroche, in 2009. In the nearly three years since, we've become great friends, which makes it both very easy and...

Join Susan as she takes in the Spring 2012 collections at two storied French houses: Guy Laroche and Carven. At the former, artistic director Marcel Marongiu breathes new life into the brand with feminine clothes inspired by "art, architecture, movies and emotion"–all variations on...

 

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