The cover of Jéromine Savignon's book, Azzaro (Assouline) A few days after the show, Assouline hosted a cocktail party at the Galerie National du Jeu de Paume to launch its book about Loris Azzaro and the maison de couture he founded. Not surprisingly, a crowd of fashionistas descended on...

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...

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 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...

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

(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...

Front row at Manish Arora: the couturier Julien Fournié, Long Nguyen (Flaunt magazine) and Susan The show was held at the Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine, which had been transformed into a stage set resembling Alice In Wonderland (I fully expected the Mad Hatter to invite us to...

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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