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...

Valentino Spring Sum...

Sophie Tweed Simmons, Nick Simmons, the Great Valentino Himself – and Adele’s Grammy Dress – at the Valentino Spring Summer 2013 Haute Couture Show      Much as I love seeing Valentino haute couture shows under any circumstances, Jan. 23 marked the first time...

Elie Saab Spring Sum...

Who Will Wear Red Carpet Favorite Elie Saab at the Grammys, Oscars, Other Award Shows Ahead?   Given Elie Saab‘s status as a longtime red carpet favorite, no doubt Hollywood stylists and celebrities have been sifting through his spring summer 2013 haute couture collection ever since...

Giorgio Armani Prive...

Giorgio Armani Prive Attracts Hilary Swank, Uma Thurman, Isabelle Huppert & More    In recent years, Giorgio Armani has dressed Penelope Cruz, Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Lopez, Reese Witherspoon and multiple other A-listers for the Oscars and virtually all the other major awards...