Lagerfeld said the collection, set in a beautifully besieged castle near Edinburgh, was inspired as much by Coco Chanel's affection for Scotland, a result of her romance with the Duke of Westminster, as it was Mary Stuart, the 16th-century Scottish queen whose yarn-like plots against...

For resort 2013, Riccardo Tisci propelled the theme to new levels of modernity, taking paisley prints in chiffon or silk and working them into electrifying combinations, contrasting them with graphic black-and-white patterns. The effect was superb, at times hallucinatory, and clearly showed...

Harking back to the namesake's archives for inspiration, the in-house design team cobbled together a decidedly post-war yet pre-tech array of muted stiff coats and wallflower dresses, with some exceptions. The materials used—mostly wool, cotton, leather, and shearling—called to mind the days...

Called Bazar bags, they're synonymous with knock-off shopping along Canal Street in Chinatown, and reminiscent of Phoebe Philo's fall 2013 collection for Céline (the show that launched a thousand sniffs of cultural appropriation). Balenciaga Bazar bag Celine fall 2013

Givenchy's ever-restless creative director juggled a wide assortment of references (and locations) for resort 2017, from office-appropriate twinsuits and proper pearls to racier moto looks and modified biker jackets, as well as his cryptic Egyptian theme from fall 2016. And, no contemporary...

It's unclear what kind of netting this calfskin Céline bag for fall refers to: fishing, tennis, www. No matter, really, because the bundle of intertwined ecru flowers is a bigger head-scratcher. Together they make one of the more surreal creations to pop out of Phoebe Philo's ever-moving...

Kate Bush, that 70s/80s musical icon and heroine of independent women everywhere, was the basis on whom Phoebe Philo, fashion's own uncompromising torchbearer, built her Céline collection. The designer, also English, found thrall in the singer-songwriter — a reliable fashion reference à la...

Mukluks have nothing on Phoebe Philo's spring heels for Céline. You know the age of the reptilian shoe is over when you're slipping your feet into a bed of mink, like something out of a Flintstones' Easter egg hunt. And no matter how bizarre they are or how much of a toy they must look like to...

If you crossed Marie Antoinette with an early-career Debbie Harry, you'd end up with one pissed-off pastel punk rocker—or Chanel's resort 2013 show. Shown yesterday in the gardens of Versailles, Karl Lagerfeld's vision proved to be one of his more provocative in recent seasons. When you're...

Should the sight of Prada's ad campaign in every fashion magazine not be enough for you this fall, Steven Meisel has started shooting videos to accompany his seasonal photographs. And it is fun to see the models try their hand at acting and hear their still-girlish voices (the...

 

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