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...

Anna Della Russo at Carven before the start of the show The show was not what I expected–the silhouettes, and many of the details (short skirts springing from tiny waists, quirky shoes and Peter Pan collars) were very youthful. That said, the more I looked at the collection, the more I...

we distant ourselves from the fact we have seen dresses like these in Elie Saab collections many times already and speak about the Spring 2012 Haute Couture range itself, we will say it is very beautiful (though 'beautiful' is probably not the right word here, it is spectacular!). Pieces in...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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, over-the-top dresses.

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

 

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