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...

Carousel Ball Honori...

Neil Diamond and George Clooney Close the Star-Studded Carousel of Hope Gala on a Perfect Note   George Clooney took home the Brass Ring Award at the Carousel of Hope, but not before singing a duet with Neil Diamond. The headliner for the Oct. 20 gala benefiting  the Barbara Davis Center...

Fall Winter 2012 201...

More Fall Winter 2012 2013 Haute Couture Shows; More About All the Stars and the Classy Old-Fashioned Invitations   So Many Stars If there have been more Hollywood stars in Paris for any previous haute couture season, I can’t remember when that would have been – and I’ve been...

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?...

Paris Haute Couture ...

Stars and Superb Fashions Color the Paris Haute Couture Spring Summer 2012 Collections   Grace Jones stood a few feet beside me checking in at the Bristol in Paris, the classic French luxury hotel where “Midnight in Paris” was filmed. Donatella Versace sped through the revolving doors and...