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...

Join her as she takes in this season's collection, which is surely destined to kick him into high gear. Then it's off to a private suite at Galeries Lafayette, to see the anatomically-inspired designs of Yiqing Yin. The concept is "dark," as Yin notes, but the clothes themselves are...

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...

Join Susan as she takes in a collection of chic evening gowns at Azzaro (created by the studio's design team in advance of Mathilde Castello Branco's debut next season). Next, Susan stops by a presentation chezJunko Shimada, featuring lace-trimmed dresses, snakeskin suits and feminine...

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...

(That's Gwyneth Paltrow wearing one of his slit-up-to-there dresses on the March 2012 cover of Harper's Bazaar.) Join Susan on the first day of Paris Fashion Week to see Vaccarello's Fall collection come down the runway, then switch gears and trade cool minimalism for over-the-top color and...

This is what Paris Fashion Week is all about: lots of creativity, a bit of fun, and, most important, originality. Then Susan heads over to the Hôtel George V, where she catches up with Ann Wiberg, the designer of Trash-Couture, and previews her extraordinary collection of one-of-a-kind,...

Guy Laroche Spring 2012 Susan and Michelle Harper, both wearing Guy Laroche In honor of Marcel, I wore a red satin dress from his current collection: red's a great color for me that I don't wear often enough. I had it altered to be a touch shorter than it was on the runway, because

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...

 

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