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...

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...

The last series made a display of white flowers appliquéd on dresses, tops, jackets and at least one coat guaranteed to make a statement (and so nice for Spring). I even loved how Giambattista mixed a flower-bedecked top with beige slacks–which, admittedly, is not an easy look for...

But after receiving an invitation to this season's show, I realized I knew very little about the brand. All the more reason to attend, of course–I'm often tempted by the allure of something new, especially when it's likely to surprise me. Front row at Manish Arora: the couturier Julien...

When it comes to matters of chic, I often push the envelope–and Anthony is one designer who's right there with me! Susan interviews Anthony for one of her video diaries I'm not easily wowed, but this collection certainly did so–and Anthony is charm itself, a soft-spoken, unassuming,...

Junko also offers some beautiful accessories, including dainty, feminine shoes (which could be improved with a higher heel), and a simple handbag. More proof of her ability to tweak the classics. Susan with Junko Shimada Junko Shimada has been around for a long time and her experience...

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...

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....

 

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