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...

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...

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...

Resort 2012 - G is for Giambattista Valli, Givenchy & Gucci Giambattista Valli This is my favourite collection in this post, with mixed patterns, colours and cultures - the palette was saturated and rich. The last pictured dress is absolutely stunning, love the mix of colours, the bold...

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...

With Giambattista Valli at the helm of Moncler Gamme Rouge - the house's super high end, almost couture arm, it's really no surprise that what he sent down the fake snow-lined catwalk was so luxurious, so sparkly, so AMAZING. The show, apparently, was in three parts. First up, models in big...

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...

Moncler Gamme Rouge finished off its Paris Fashion Week show with bundled-up models in picture-perfect snow bunny makeup walking arm-in-arm with some life-size fuzzy friends, and though they were technically humans in costume, we're willing to overlook that fact in the name of what was...

 

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