Join Susan in the cavernous Halle Freyssinet, gorgeously decorated for this one night with gilt candelabras, cakes and party favors in celebration of Alber Elbaz's 10th anniversary as artistic director for the house of Lanvin. Then enjoy another Parisian institution, the charming Sonia Rykiel...

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...

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...

Is that a dress by John Galliano? many of them asked. No, I said, it's by Trash-Couture. What a surprise! Granted, the name isn't very chic, but the clothes are out-of-this-world amazing. A few months later, I wore the same dress to Vogue 's EYESWIDESHUT party, to great acclaim. It's truly an...

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,...

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

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

, because my focus is almost always on the clothes–but this Lanvin défilé impressed me with its seductive atmosphere and a soundtrack that made me want to get up and dance. Plus, the models were stunning, making the whole presentation a feast for the senses. I felt swallowed up in Alber'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...

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...

 

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