Spring Summer 2014 P...

Kim Kardashian, Lady Gaga, Dita Von Teese and Sparkling Light-As-Air Collections Distinguish the Spring Summer 2014 Paris Haute Couture A Few Thoughts and Lots of Pictures     * Kim Kardashian looked absolutely beautiful – and better than I’d ever seen her look – in...

Fall Winter 2013 Haute Couture Collections

Notes from the Paris Haute Couture Collections – Fall/Winter 2013     The June 30-July 4 haute couture offerings for fall winter 2013 proved to be well worth the trip to Paris. Aside from the beautiful collections from the established houses, some relative newcomers attracted some serious attention. Best of all, two of the great names – Christian Lacroix and Elsa Schiaparelli – returned in brilliant, innovative style. For extended party coverage, click here to find my Society News LA story about the Paris scene. To read my Los Angeles Times stories about the individual shows, click on these designer names...

Fall Winter 2013 Hau...

Kristen Stewart, Naomi Campbell, Naomie Harris and Non-Stop Soirees Distinguished the Fall Winter 2013 Haute Couture Shows A few more thoughts and lots more pictures    Kristen Stewart, Jennifer Lawrence, Uma Thurman, Sharon Stone, Naomi Campbell, Naomie Harris and Rihanna were just a...

Paris Spring Summer 2013 Haute Couture

Five Days at the Paris Haute Couture:   Of All the Breathtaking Fashions, Which  Will Wind Up on Oscar’s Red Carpet?   Considering the ever-increasing importance of Oscar’s red carpet, and the scary-to-the-stars proliferation of best and worst-dressed lists, the haute couture shows surely offer the ultimate picking grounds for anyone else heading for this month’s Academy Awards. These made-in-Paris confections, designated haute couture, feature intricate handwork, the most elegant fabrics, precision tailoring for a perfect fit and unique – and often exotic – embellishments. This season, for example, On...

Zuhair Murad Spring ...

Designer of the Moment: Zuhair Murad  Who Else Has Dressed Jennifer Lopez, Taylor Swift, Kristen Stewart, Blake Lively, Gwen Stefani, Rihanna, Kristen Bell and More?   Right after Jennifer Lopez appeared at last year’s Oscars in one of the night’s most spectacular gowns, I became an...

Gaultier Spring Summ...

Jean Paul Gaultier: An Explosion of Color and the Week’s Best Surprise Ending   The Jean Paul Gaultier spring summer 2013 haute couture collection virtually exploded with patterns and color at the brilliant French designer’s Jan. 23 presentation at his atelier in Paris. Taking...