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...

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...

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...

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...

Giorgio Armani Prive...

Young Stars and Screen Legends Lined the Front Row at Giorgio Armani Prive to See a Superb Day-to-Night Haute Couture Collection   After completing “Blood Ties” in New York – a Guillem Canet-directed film co-starring Clive Owen and Marion Cottilard –  Zoe Saldana...