This is actually quite strange, because so many famous people are terminally anxious about wearing the same dresses (or even similar dresses)–especially after a dress has become widely associated with one person. More
For a long time, Olivia Palermo existed as that nebulous creature “red carpet fixture,” “street style star,” “socialite,” or (best of all) “it-girl.” You’ll notice how none of those designations mean anything? She then added model to the resume and fronted some campaigns (Mango, Hogan) but we figured she’d just go on being pointless, maybe “design” a collaboration or two, and always be “that girl from that horrible reality show.” The City, was it? Now she’s shown us, however, by inking a deal with Rochas. Even WWD doesn’t know what to make of it. More
Oh, you only wish you could have worn one of these when you were 17. More
The mood in Paris was somber. The runways saw countless covered figures (loads of sleeved dresses, capes and capelets topped dozens of wideleg trousers), though these are Fall collections, after all. Some silhouettes were unapologetically ladylike (like at Miu Miu and Nina Ricci) but there seemed to be a storm cloud over many of the shows: Chanel was staged in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, the Alexander McQueen collection was in honor of “the Ice Queen and her court,” and the backdrop for Lanvin’s austere looks was a weeping willow. Dark, maybe, but plenty to love.
The latest (and last) of the pre-fall 2011 collections are trickling in. Let’s take a moment to view some of the looks from Stella McCartney, Lanvin, Rochas and more.
Jessica Stam–or Stam as she is known affectionately throughout the industry (and by fans of her namesake Marc Jacobs bag)–had humble beginnings: she grew up on a farm in Ontario with six brothers and was discovered in a local Tim … More