Karl Lagerfeld, Carine Roitfeld

Friend Hopping with Carine Roitfeld

Models, designers, singers, celebs, the Biebs. They're all friends of Carine Roitfeld and they all turned up at the launch party for CR Fashion Book #5 at the Peninsula Hotel. She, in turn, hung out with each and every one of them in what also turned out to be her birthday party. A cake six feet high was rolled out, along with giant jeroboam bottles of Veuve. That's how you cap the Paris collections.

Karl Lagerfeld, Carine Roitfeld

Joan Smalls, Carine Roitfeld, Cara Delevingne

Justin Bieber, Carine Roitfeld

Carine Roitfeld, Selena Gomez

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Oct 02, 2014 08:25:00
Lanvin 'I Love You'

Just the Pics, Please: Lanvin's 'I Love You' Book

Celebrated for his lively window displays for Lanvin, among his many creative pursuits, the house's creative director Alber Elbaz has authored the book 'I love You' (Rizzoli, $75, Oct. 2014), a photographic record of these street-theater tableaux derived mostly from the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré boutique, as well as one-off exhibits at the Crillon and Art Basel Miami.

Sep 23, 2014 20:28:00

Just the Pics, Please: Harper's Bazaar ICONS Party

A highlight of New York Fashion Week, Harper's Bazaar celebrated iconic women with a black-tie soiree at the Plaza Hotel, where Lady Gaga lulled the crowd with a surprisingly low-key performance. (photos by Nicholas Hunt for Patrick McMullan)

Sep 08, 2014 12:11:00

Daniel Palillo's Fashion as Art as Fashion

Finnish designer Daniel Palillo is an odd one, and we wouldn't want it any other way. He recently told us, "I've been starting to design with a method that would be similar to method acting. During designing the latest collection, I became like the ultimate slacker, wandering Helsinki in my bathrobe."

Not only is he slightly cuckoo, he's also extraordinarily prolific, designing several new looks every day. At current count, he says it's five. While not all of them make it into a collection, they're nonetheless very large collections (he does a kids' line, too). And of course he wouldn't be an odd one without also being gifted in multiple disciplines. In fact, before fashion design, he studied painting.

Returning to his roots, Pailillo's spring collection will be shown in the context of new paintings at The Hole gallery, opening tonight. 'Paintings About the Fashion World,' as the exhibit is called, showcases works with titles like Fat Hipster, God, and Madonna — characters familiar from previous collections. They're shown wearing Palillo's hand-made pieces, surreal and abstract patchworks of color that in some cases consist of no fewer than 180 pieces of fabric sewn together. Madness knows no bounds.

The Hole, 312 Bowery, NYC

Sep 05, 2014 14:29:00
Charlotte Gainsbourg in Louis Vuitton

Charlotte Gainsbourg Wore...

...a custom embroidered top and skirt by Nicolas Ghesquière for Louis Vuitton to the premiere of 3 Coeurs at the Venice Film Festival.

Sep 02, 2014 15:29:00

Who Wore What at the Venice Film Festival

The 71st Venice Film Festival opened today and — face it! — you want to see beautiful people swanning around in their finest designer loans. Here they are at the opening ceremony, which also served as the premiere for Birdman, starring Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, and Edward Norton...

Emma Stone in Valentino

Edward Norton in Dior Homme

Constance Jablonski in Alberta Ferretti

Bianca Balti in Dolce & Gabbana

Birdman trailer...

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Aug 27, 2014 17:53:00

The Great and the Grisly: VMAs 2014

The award ceremony known for its shock value didn't disappoint, until it did. Here, our instant reactions...

Taylor Swift in Mary Katrantzou


Beyoncé in Nicolas Jebran

Grisly (it's just...neither here nor there)

Miley Cyrus in Alexandre Vauthier


Iggy Azalea in Atelier Versace

Great (if a little too Star Trek)

Chanel Iman in Balmain


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Aug 25, 2014 10:22:00
Viktor & Rolf for the Dutch National Ballet

Guess Who's Collaborating With the New York City Ballet

Each fall, the New York City Ballet — among the most distinguished ballet companies in the world — holds its big Fall Gala at Lincoln Center, showcasing live snippets of the season's new performances.

Increasingly, to generate a little extra excitement, choreographers are being paired with fashion designers. This year's gala will bring together Liam Scarlett's new work with Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen, Troy Schumacher's mainstage choreographic debut with Thom Browne, Justin Peck's world premiere with Mary Katrantzou, and balletmaster-in-chief Peter Martins with Carolina Herrera for the retelling of Morgen. Further, an existing piece by Christopher Wheeldon will be costumed by Valentino Garavani, who'll reimagine his pieces from the 2012 staging.

Naturally, the costumes are top secret until the Fall Gala on September 23, but here's a look at the most memorable pairings of ballet and fashion...

Aug 21, 2014 11:41:00

Hint Tip: Hedi Slimane Photos at Fondation Pierre Bergé - Yves Saint Laurent

A loyalist, Hedi Slimane has traditionally shown his photography only in Almine Rech Gallery in Paris and Brussels. But now he's branching out — just a little.

Bowing in September (just before the spring collections), the Saint Laurent designer-photographer will present Sonic, an exhibition of his more significant rock portraits over the years — think Lou Reed, Amy Winehouse, and Keith Richards.

Hand-picked by himself, naturally, the images will go on display in the intimate Pierre Bergé - Yves Saint Laurent Foundation in Paris, culminating in a video installation juxtaposing the now-Angeleno's London series (2003 - 2007) with his California series (2007 - present).

Sonic, September 18, 2014 - January 11, 2015, Fondation Pierre Bergé - Yves Saint Laurent, 3 rue Léonce Reynaud, Paris

Jul 24, 2014 14:11:00

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