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...

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...

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...

Susan Tabak home Spanish actress Rossy de Palma opens the Manish Arora show I've passed the Manish Arora boutique many times while in Paris, and a friend in New York works for the company, so the name was familiar. But after receiving an invitation to this season's show, I realized I knew...

Susan Tabak home Susan outside the Anthony Vaccarello show Just four short seasons ago, I received an email from Anthony Vacarello (an unknown designer at the time), inviting me to his very small presentation at Galerie Joyce in the Palais Royal. As I've said before, discovering new talent...

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...

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...

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...

 

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