Ready-to-wear has New York, resort has Milan, but couture will always have Paris. Paris Couture Week is the crème de la crème of Fashion Weeks and, accordingly, our US sisters brought Fashionologie's Christina Pérez in to discuss all the highlights with US PopSugar's Allie Merriam. From Raf Simons's debut couture collection at Dior to Anna Dello Russo's own fashion tour de force, we got the inside scoop on all you need to know from the week of chic. Plus, are wondering what really separates couture from the rest? Christina has all the answers in our tete-à-tete.
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It's been a week full of celebrities sightings, what with the 2012 BET Awards, Paris couture fashion week and two Victoria's Secret Angels enjoying the American Summer at the beach. Olivia Palermo and her stylish beau Johannes Huebl looked chic at Valentino and Beyoncé, husband Jay-Z, and new It Couple Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, all hung out to celebrate music. Delta Goodrem has hit the US following her role as a judge on The Voice, and Katie Holmes and daughter Suri were out and about in New York enjoying a shopping trip despite the sad news of her pending divorce from Tom Cruise. Click through to see all this and more, in the week that was...
We loved snooping on all the celebrities who descended upon Paris for couture fashion week. Between them and the street style snaps of models — we have been in beauty heaven! Nicky Hilton's eyes had us in a trance front row at Valentino, and Diane Kruger's chic red lip and cute beret had us gushing during the arrivals at Chanel. But there's another three celebrity beauties who caught our eye, so click through!
In a whirlwind week of Haute Couture, it's not an easy task to pick the crème de la crème (after all, isn't it all the best of the best?), but we did. After taking in the confections from couture week's heavy-hitters, we made it a mission to pick the most gorgeous gowns — the ones that totally took our breath away. From the lacy gowns at Valentino, finished in fairy-tale-like capes, to the all-out siren strapless numbers at Versace, there's nothing short of stunning in this curated collection of our favourites. Giambattista Valli said it with flowers, Givenchy with regal-inspired luxe — in any case, these truly are the most glamorous of them all.
This week Paris played home to couture fashion week, and although typically speaking the hair and makeup is designed to be avant garde and purely for the runway, there are some elements that can work in reality too. Click through to see the best looks from Versace, Christian Dior, Chanel, Giorgio Armani Privé, Givenchy, Elie Saab, Valentino, Jean Paul Gaultier and more, in our round-up of the most memorable looks.
Paris couture fashion week kicked off on Monday, and the beauty looks were as extravagant as the clothes that inspired them. The hair and makeup is designed to be avant garde and purely for the runway, but there were some elements that can work in reality, too. Bright duo-tone pops of lipstick, tight braids, and polished top knots were some of the week's top looks. See for yourself in today's Beauty Beat.
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Couture Week is under way, and celebrities have arrived in Paris to sit front row at their favorite high-fashion runway shows. On Tuesday, Chanel brought out the likes of Alexa Chung, Diane Kruger, and Poppy Delevingne, to name a few. All of the front-row stars put their personal spin on their Chanel looks. Watch today's Fab Flash to hear more! On Allison McNamara: Melanie Auld.
It's no secret that whenever there's a Chanel show, the beauty-obsessed amongst us zone in immediately on the nails. Peter Philips, creative director of Chanel makeup, has set himself up as quite the trendsetter when it comes to new-season nail polish. From that Jade green that proved impossible to track down to Particulière, the griege polish that became the buzz colour of early 2010 he's proved himself time and again. The last few shows have revealed a more natural-looking nail but Chanel's Fall '13 Couture show is putting them back on the map. The manicure picked out the pink in the collection, using that as the main colour, but with silver detailing around the outside cuticle area. Magnifique, non? We're tracking down the polish deets now.
Once again Chanel proved itself as the show to bring out the ever-chic big-name stars. The usual crew — think Alexa Chung, Diane Kruger, Poppy Delevingne and Clémence Poésy — were all there alongside Anna Wintour to take in the Couture Fall '13 offering from Karl Lagerfeld and Chanel and, as always, the front row served up just as much inspiration as the runway. Our pick of the bunch? Diane with her side-slung pony, brick red lip and Parisian-perfect beret. Oui oui.