PARIS, France — "It's all cinema, it's all from film," said Jean Paul Gaultier, summing up haute couture. Paris' enfant terrible seemed to have a point, speaking on the last day of fall-winter shows that have seen spectators transported from apocalyptic opera houses to the circus and flung across the four corners of the globe.
PARIS, France — Giorgio Armani seemed to strip the body bare in a classic couture collection Tuesday that came with a twist and was entitled simply, "Nude."
PARIS, France — "Austere, but sensuous," were were the words the program notes used to describe Stephane Rolland's dark and luxuriant fall-winter couture display that continued in the elegant footsteps of last season.
PARIS, France — A once-grand opera house that's now a scene of decaying rubble was the latest remarkable venue for Chanel's haute couture. The setting saw Karl Lagerfeld carry off a dark, expressionist-tinged fall-winter 2013 collection — the glitter of embellished clothes contrasted with the faded romance of grimy curtains, a dark theatre stage and old wooden stalls.
PARIS, France — Naomi Campbell not only owns the clothes she wears, but by her sheer magnetic presence commands the entire runway when she walks it. Donatella Versace knows this well, casting the age-defying 43-year-old to start Paris haute couture week with a bang of indomitable energy.
PARIS, France — Celebrated French fashion house Christian Dior sprung for a luxury jet-set tour of the globe at Paris fashion week on Monday, presenting a cross-continental look at haute couture with a collection inspired by the four corners of the world.
PARIS, France — There are only a couple of models in the world who own not just the clothes they wear when they walk the runway but, by their sheer magnetic presence, command the entire show and with it the undivided attention of every spectator in the room. One such model is Naomi Campbell.
PARIS, France — Hedi Slimane delivered an ode to the rockabilly styles of the 1950s with a twist of glam rock in an energetic Saint Laurent Paris menswear show Sunday.
PARIS, France — Hip Croatia-born designer Damir Doma added some twists to his signature menswear silhouette of wide torsos and billowing pants for the spring-summer 2014 season.
PARIS, France — Concluding Paris Men's Fashion Week, our trusty contributing photographer Sonny Vandevelde brings us backstage imagery from the Dior Homme, Miharayasuhiro, Damir Doma, Hermès, AMI Alexandre Mattiussi and Lanvin shows.
PARIS, France — Menswear season in Paris brought the lofty catwalks back to the people, with a series of shows that twinned the glamor and energy of high fashion with genuine wearability.