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30 Aug

Peter Dundas on Why Kim Kardashian West Is His New Roberto Cavalli Muse

Photo: Kevin Tachman The relationship between designer and muse is as old as fashion itself. Paul Poiret had his wife, Denise; Yves Saint Laurent looked to Loulou de la Falaise; and Marc Jacobs continues to find inspiration in Sofia Coppola. So it wasn’t long after Peter Dundas took the reins as creative director at Roberto Cavalli this past March that he began to look for a woman on which to debut his new vision for the Italian house. And not just any woman: Enter Kim Kardashian West. The social media phenomenon and entrepreneur, who had previously worn Dundas’s creations for Emilio Pucci, quickly became the first person to wear a Roberto Cavalli piece created by Dundas at this year’s Met Gala. Needless to say, the barely there crystal-and-feather confection garnered plenty of press...
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27 Aug

How This Throwback Accessory Became One of Fall’s Coolest Trends

 Scarves are all good and well, but what about their sophisticated and unexpected sibling, the stole? It’s a garment that admittedly may have enjoyed its heyday several decades back, but is having something of a runway renaissance, with boldfaced cameos on catwalks from Marc to Lanvin. Maybe it’s designers making up for lost time when it comes to this statement-making piece–or perhaps it can be chalked up to another fashion force. Back in early 2014, Rihanna hit Paris Fashion Week wearing a faux stole (graphically emblazoned with the word Fear) from young gun Antwerp talent Hyein Seo. We can’t help but think that perhaps that much-lensed outfit has been rattling around in the industry’s collective unconscious ever since.Whatever its origins,...
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26 Aug

Fall’s Best Jackets—And What to Wear With Them

 Bombers, blazers, biker jackets—the Fall 2015 season was filled to the brim with new takes on outerwear. The runway’s coolest options work well in this transitional season from summer to fall, and will continue to be the heroes of your wardrobe worn under those chic dusters and military-inspired parkas worth coveting from the top shows. Find the ten best jackets, from Givenchy’s corseted evening option to 3.1 Phillip Lim’s architectural aviator, in the slideshow above. written by Emily FarraSource -
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25 Aug

Lessons in Style From Fashion’s First Supermodel, Lisa Fonssagrives

 Long before Gisele Bündchen, Cindy Crawford, or Linda Evangelista ruled the runways, fashion was held in the sway of the very first supermodel, Lisa Fonssagrives. Born in Sweden, in 1911, Fonssagrives was already a trained dancer and sculptor before having her photos taken by Horst P. Horst in 1936. Fonssagrives’s preternaturally elegant, patrician air and skill with movement and understanding of her body made her a natural in front of the camera, and soon image-makers from Horst to Man Ray to Richard Avedon were lining up to shoot her.A regular in the pages of Vogue, Fonssagrives’s most important collaboration in both art and life was her relationship with Irving Penn, whom she met on set in 1947 and would eventually...
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24 Aug

Meet The New Coco Chanel

Arriving for a Chanel fashion show Picture credit: Getty KEIRA KNIGHTLEY has done it, so have Anna Mouglalis and Audrey Tautou, but now it is Kristen Stewart's turn to take on the formidable role of Coco Chanel. As if the pressure wasn't already on, it's not for an independent project, but for her eponymous fashion house itself, and creative directorKarl Lagerfeld is in the director's chair. The film, which is to be shown at the Chanel Metiers d'Art show this December in Rome, is billed as "a fictional, behind-the-scenes look at a yet-to-be-made biopic about founder Gabrielle Chanel", reports WWD, and shows Stewart "portraying an actress slated to impersonate the designer as a young woman". According to Lagerfeld, who penned the...
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23 Aug

One Outfit to Wear for Tonight’s Party, Bed, and Brunch Tomorrow

Photo: Tommy Ton Dressing for comfort usually means sneakers, jeans, and maybe even a sweatshirt. But thanks to the current trend toward pajama dressing, that’s all about to change. Catherine Baba hit the Paris men’s shows in a silky matching set, above, looking just as chic as her fellow attendees, but she was likely much more at ease navigating the street style circus. Since you can’t exactly leave the house in slippers tonight, elevate your look (literally) with a pair of sky-high platform heels. You’ll be so comfortable, you may just wear it to bed—which is just an added bonus in our book. Brunch plans? Sub in a pair of Stan Smiths and disguise your dark circles...
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20 Aug

Meet 15 of Fall’s Fashion-Forward Bad Girls

Seasons come and seasons go, but the appeal of the Bad Girl is perennial. Cases in point: Bette Davis, Joan Jett, Poly Styrene—the list goes on. And the ass-kicking archetype was well represented on Fall’s runways, too. Fashion’s affinity for all things inky came roaring back with a new fury, with goth Valkyries reigning on catwalks from Alexander Wang to Saint Laurent. But witchy, New Wave, or Waters-esque, they all served up plenty of incentive to add some edge to your closet this autumn. Whether you’re looking to dip just a toe into the deviant waters or embrace maverick style 24/7, you’ll find the inspiration you’re looking for in the slideshow below.   written by Kristin Anderson Source -
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19 Aug

Happy Birthday, Coco! 6 of Mme. Chanel’s Quotes that Came to Life on the Brand’s Fall Runway

Though she was born 132 years ago today, many of Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel’s style witticisms still ring true—and we don’t just mean the ones about her oft-worn pearls, tweeds, and camellia flowers. The iconic designer regularly voiced her opinions on women’s style and contemporary dress over the years. In fact, the breadth and cleverness of Mademoiselle Chanel’s opinions on fashion is rivaled only by those of Karl Lagerfeld, the man who’s been reinterpreting Chanel for the modern era since 1983. Considering that Lagerfeld just sent out a veritable ode to Parisian style through the lens of Mme. Chanel for the brand’s fall 2015 collection, it seemed only right to pair some of the looks most reverent to Coco’s codes with...
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19 Aug

Three Must-Haves that Make Transitioning into Fall a Breeze

Photo: Acielle / Style du Monde Ready or not, summer’s end is near. The days are shorter, the air is brisker, and stores are already stocking their cozy fall merchandise. After months of sunny, bare-legged bliss, most of us probably forget how to wear regular pants again, let alone a jacket or closed-toe shoes. That awkward period between summer and fall makes getting dressed particularly difficult—chilly mornings turn into hot afternoons, then dip below 60 again—so smart layers are key. One way to bridge the gap is with a crisp, tailored coat like Larissa Hofmann’s, above. Depending on what you wear underneath, be it a sweater, T-shirt, or silk blouse, it’ll keep you warm without adding too...
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17 Aug

Candice To Marry Childhood Sweetheart

Candice Swanepoel Picture credit: GoRunway VICTORIA'S SECRET Angel Candice Swanepoel has got engaged to her long-term boyfriend, Hermann Nicoli, according to E! News. Picture credit: PA Photos The couple, who have been dating for 10 years after meeting in Paris when Swanepoel was 17, sealed the proposal with a diamond ring that the model is seen wearing in an Instagram video that she posted to the social-media platform this weekend. Swanepoel, who joined the lingerie label's roster in 2010, and her new fiancé have the choice of her native South Africa and Hermann's homeland of Brazil for the nuptials - the latter of which the model has been vocal of her love for, even keeping a diary...
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