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 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...

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...

3 Days of Paris Haut...

Three Days on Scene at the Paris Haute Couture Spring Summer 2012 Collections   What else but the Paris haute couture shows could attract the former First Lady of France Bernadette Chirac, along with rock stars, top actresses, heiresses, the international press and other VIPs?...

Jean Paul Gaultier H...

Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Spring 2012 Collection Pays Tribute to Amy Winehouse   The curtain opened to a jazz quartet. As Catherine Deneuve, Dita Von Teese, Charlotte Rampling and Beth Ditto of the rock band, Gossip, watched from the front row, models in black cat’s-eye makeup...