Paris Fashion Week SS12: Gareth Pugh, Balmain, Pedro Lourenço Who:Gareth Pugh What it made us think of: graph paper What we liked: strong lines, crazy makeup, fun hair, purple!, boots, Style.com's hilarious attempts to categorize the looks. Pugh was veering into Rick Owens territory, so I'm...

Paris Fashion Week SS12: Manish Arora, Paco Rabanne, Who:Manish Arora What it made us think of: Me: "I'm looking at this really cool show but I don't know what to say about it. I'm getting the feeling of an Egyptian bird god...in space." Hubby: "So Stargate then." What we liked: birds,...

What a way to get remembered this fashion week season. Just prior to the start of the Balenciaga Spring/Summer 2012 show guests were forced to stand as three benches collapsed, making who sat on the front row seem rather irrelevant. Nevertheless the show must go on and so it did with editors...

Paris Fashion Week SS12: Jean Paul Gaultier, A. F. Vandevorst, Viktor & Rolf Who:Jean Paul Gaultier What it made us think of: Bad girl pinups rework their boyfriends' clothing. What we liked: tattoo prints, blue stripes, victory rolls, flowing pants, leathers, bloomers, corset belts, smiling...

Paris Fashion Week SS12: Akris, Dries Van Noten, Haider Ackermann Who: Akris What it made us think of: How to reference cars without using children's bed sheets (1966's Grand Prix was the inspiration for this sleek collection) What we liked: Dresses with racing stripes, harness bags, photo...

Tom Ford has revealed that at one point, he was receiving hate mail from Yves Saint Laurent, who passed away in 2008. Ford took over at Yves Saint Laurent in 1999, when parts of the Yves Saint Laurent fashion house were sold to the Gucci group. Tom says that at first, Yves was friendly towards...

see some footage of my last night in Paris. After partying every single night and going to the shows during the morning I'm finally back home in London. I need to rest a little bit now. This year has been the first one for me that I covered 2 full fashion months going to New York, London,...

Paris Fashion Week FW13: Balenciaga, Givenchy, Louis Vuitton Alexander Wang showed a line much truer to the history than we've seen recently. Starting only recently, in January, Wang pulled together a collection with plenty of history. Now we just need to see how he moves beyond the legacy...

Whatever the season, Paris Fashion Week is no holds barred, in-your-face fashion with a big capital "F." It's unapologetic, fiercely original, and often times, delightfully perplexing. Let's face it: Parisians have a knack for taking getting dressed to the level of art form. Spring 2012 is no...

Paris Fashion Week SS13: Balenciaga, Haider Ackermann, Rue du Mail Balenciaga felt a bit toned down this year. The focus was on textiles, details, and a far more sensual woman than we've seen since the brand's revival. Even the accessories were less wild. I'm not sold on the block heel, but...

 

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