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...

Susan Tabak home Susan on her way to the Carven défilé This was my first opportunity to see the work of Guillaume Henry, the new designer at Carven. I was eager to attend this show, not merely because the maison 's current incarnation is new to me, but also because the Carven brand name is...

Susan Tabak home Last season was my first time seeing the colorful work of the Indian designer Manish Arora –and that show was so much fun, and so creative, I was really looking forward to seeing his Fall collection during the Prêt-à-Porter. This time, Manish staged his défilé on the docks...

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 Tabak home There's no question: Alber Elbaz simply loves women. I've worn some of his designs for years, and continue to pull them out of my closet again and again. His runway shows for Lanvin are always upbeat, even in these tough times. Alber believes in a woman's strength, and...

Susan Tabak home I'm a big fan of the MonclerGamme Rouge collection, and this season was no exception. Giambattista Valli has taken the brand to an entirely new level, and I'm enjoying the evolution. Once again, the set was dramatic and romantic: the interior of the Couvent de Cordeliers had...

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 that's

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...

Manish Arora doesn't merely put on a fashion show–his production is pure theater (with Spanish actress Rossy de Palma in a starring role). 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...

Susan with Junko Shimada Junko Shimada has been around for a long time and her experience shows. After the presentation, she invited her guests to enjoy a lovely buffet (and served us some much-appreciated Champagne). Meanwhile, Stylia TV took advantage of the setting to interview me for...

 

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