The workroom, seen from above, with patterns for the Fall collection on the mannequins Bill Gaytten, creative director at John Galliano, talks Susan through the collection Bill told me his inspiration this season was an ode to the 19th-century British artist, Aubrey Beardsley. Decadent,...

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...

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...

It was a day that would go down in fashion history, and an amazing (but bittersweet) experience–the last John Galliano show for what may well be a long time, following on the heels of his recent departure from Christian Dior. Susan and Bryanboy I'd heard in advance that this would be a...

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...

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...

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...

In this video, Susan offers a rare, insider's look at the Fall '12 John Galliano collection, thanks to a studio preview of the show's highlights conducted by Bill Gaytten, the label's creative director. Hear him discuss the collection's equestrian theme while pointing out specific details on...

Susan Tabak home Despite all the turmoil chezJohn Galliano, the men's show still went on as planned, overseen by longtime member of the design team (newly-annointed creative director), Bill Gaytten. Against a pinball wizard's spiraling backdrop and a stereophonic soundtrack mashing up...

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

 

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