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...

Atelier Versace Spri...

Paris Haute Couture Launch with Kevin Costner, Olivier Munn, Ne-Yo, Melissa George and Princess Charlene at Atelier Versace   Ever since Angelina Jolie bared her leg at last year’s Academy Awards, super-high side-slits have skyrocketed in popularity, thanks to her gown by Atelier Versace....

Hollywood Bag Ladies...

Sharon Stone’s Auctioneering, Kevan Hall’s Fashions Highlight the Hollywood Bag Ladies Luncheon for Lupus LA Up for Sale: 350 Handbags & a Photo Shoot with the Kardashian Klan The Hollywood Bag Ladies Luncheon, benefiting Lupus LA, offered hundreds of celebrity and designer...

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...