Topic: couture

Gallery: Jean Paul Gaultier Made His Spring 2012 Couture Show A Tribute To Amy Winehouse

Gallery: Jean Paul Gaultier Made His Spring 2012 Couture Show A Tribute To Amy Winehouse

For his Spring 2012 Couture show in Paris, Jean Paul Gaultier decided to devote much of his energy to creating a tribute to the late Amy Winehouse. This inspiration is evident in the show’s hair, makeup, styling, and even many of the clothes; retro 60s beehives and winged eye liner abounded. Gaultier also put his own modern spin on Winehouse’s style with futuristic shapes and some very on-trend bright hair colors. “I think Amy Winehouse was truly a fashion icon,” Gaultier told WWD. He also said he “felt compelled to celebrate her style because magazines have failed to do so.” Click through for some of his most Winehouse-ian looks. More »

Gallery: Fashion Loves A Lace Mask

Gallery: Fashion Loves A Lace Mask

Fashion designers are often guilty of producing womenswear that looks strikingly beautiful in editorials but is completely unwearable for most of the population (I’d say “all” if maniacs like Daphne Guinness and Anna Dello Russo didn’t exist). Along those lines, we’ve got a pervasive new trend emerging in the glossies: lace masks. They recently flooded the Fall 2011 couture runway at Chanel (above), then obscured Carine Roitfeld’S face in that first shot from Riccardo Tisci’s Visionaire, then hit Claudia Schiffer’s German Vogue cover, and now Katie Holmes’ Spanish Vogue editorial… Here’s those recent twists on the mini-trend and many other previous examples. More »

Anna Dello Russo’s Rules For Attending the Met Gala

Anna Dello Russo's Rules For Attending the Met Gala

Anna Dello Russo will be attending the Met Gala this year (and she’s so excited she used ‘extraordinary’ twice) (I would, too, this is the Alexander McQueen exhibit after all). Upon receiving the invitation, she immediately took to her (amazing) blog and wrote up 10 rules for attending. They amount to: the Met Gala organizers may find your watch rude and you will have to give yourself another name to transform into another woman. Get your notebooks out because here we go! More »

Runway Gallery: Givenchy Spring 2011 Couture Is A Feathered Robot Fantasy

Runway Gallery: Givenchy Spring 2011 Couture Is A Feathered Robot Fantasy

Yup. Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci was inspired by Japan. Not the more obvious aspects of Japanese culture and style you’d expect to be cited by a designer, but the Japan of robot toys (which you’ll get pretty instantly when you see the models’ helmets), of an extreme performance art called butoh, and of cranes. Tisci also cast Asian models only for the small, astoundingly detailed collection. By astoundingly detailed I mean “2000 hours of cutting and 4000 hours of sewing” on one of the dresses alone. This is couture, after all. For a man who makes some of the best goth uniforms in the industry, it’s a bit of departure, but there is a remarkable a-ha moment at the end when the girls stand together and form a beautiful, delicate screen. More »