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

As a kid I was a bit of a loner and spent time by myself reading books, fashion magazines and thinking critically about art and anthropology. My mom introduced me to philosophy texts as a kid. I studied literature and ended up doing my graduate thesis on James Turrell, who once said, "Light...

Having changed the course of men's fashion during his legendary Dior Homme tenure, can he reinvent himself like, say, Phoebe Philo has at Céline? Instead of the expected forward thrust, the collection harked back to the aforementioned golden era, more precisely a seminal show in January...

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...

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...

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...

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...

 

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