— September 30, 2012 —
The Christian Dior show at the Hotel Des Invalides was bound to draw out a hefty crowd of celebrities and fashion heavy-hitters: it was Raf Simons' first Ready-to-Wear collection for the label and the fashion-set was eager to see his design interpretation of the storied fashion house. We were there to catch all the action. Here are a couple of our favourite fashion faces, spotted outside of the Dior show.
Vogue Australia Fashion Editor, Christine Centenera.
Celebrity stylist extraordinnaire, Rachel Zoe.
South China Morning Post Fashion Editor,Jing Zhang.
Hong Kong songstress and fashion darling, Kelly Chan.Chinese mega-movie star, Sun Li.
ELLE Style Director, Kate Lanphear.
Marie Claire Accessories Editor,Kyle Anderson.
Net-A-Porter founder and freshly-appointment Chairwoman of the British Fashion Council, Natalie Massenet.
Socialite, Olivia Palermo.
Socialite Vanessa Traina.
Top model, Jac, after the show, still in hair and make-up.
Vogue Fashion Director, Grace Coddington.
Style icon and freshly-named consultant for the revamped Schiaparelli, Ines de la Fressange.
Bright shoes add a modern punch to this ladylike floral dress.
Hedvig Opshaug of The Northern Light blog looking gorgeous in Isabel Marant.
Graphic cube prints in a bright, bold yellow go wonderfully with a lovely smile.
Nothing better than two chic girlfriends!
Denim on denim, pearls on pearls.
Who knew a flamenco dress and polka-dots would make such a great combination?
— September 30, 2012 —
Outside of Raf Simons' first Ready-to-Wear collection at Dior during Spring/Summer 2013 Paris Fashion Week, the atmosphere was filled not only with excited anticipation of what was to come, but also with bright colours and textures, courtesy of the clothes that show-goers wore to view Simons' first turn at Dior. The sun came out and the skies turned blue after what had been a first several days of dreadful cold and wet weather, and the crowd was loving it! Here are some delightful details we spotted at Dior...
Casting director, Natalie Joos, in her wonderfully printed and structured colourful outfit.
A close-up of The Man Repeller, Leandra Medine.
There's nothing better that stylish arm candy to accompany you to the shows.
Mixing leathers: a snakeskin bag, a calf-hair boot and a lambskin skirt.
Delicate feathery plumes and counter-balanced by a studded black folio.
The colourful chinoiserie on this voluminous jacket was absolute perfection.
A Japanese origami hat.
Gold embroidery and striped colourful lining give the classic black jacket an updated twist.
An ombrefloral print on an ombre black-to-white jacket.
— September 29, 2012 —
Backstage at Chalayan, the energy was calm and serene, much like the collection itself. The whole team worked like a well-oiled machine, with Mr. Chalayan himself appearing as calm and collected as ever. Make-up artists from M.A.C. painted on clean, fresh looks with matte fuchsia lips on all the models while hairstylists slicked their hair back into a perfect, shiny ponytail. We also spotted top models such as Liu Wen and Aline Weber, as well as upcoming gorgeous faces such as Sung. Here's a peak backstage at the show and look out for the full runway video right here on the blog soon.
— September 28, 2012 —
The Balmain show at Le Grand Hotel drew out a decadently attired crowd of editors and buyers, all dressed in that easy, deceptively laid-back sexy style for which the label has become so well-known. All the big names were in attendance and, despite the rain, pulled out all the stops for their adoring fans and street-style photographers.
Vogue Australia's Christine Centenera.
ELLE's Kate Lanphear.
Vogue.com contributor, Lynn Yaeger.
Vogue Paris Editor-in-Chief, Emmanuelle Alt.
Vogue Nippon Editor-at-Large, Anna Dello Russo.
Black leather, two ways: StyleByKling's Elin Kling in leather pants and stylist Barbara Martello in a leather skirt.
Black two ways: lace and shearling.
Blue two ways: modern sophistication and feminine chic.
Graphic black & white two ways: sexy and embellished.
Blazer two ways: classic grey wool and edgy leopard print.