The cult of Carven
Smaller label Carven showed this morning. The brand has built up a cult following under designer Guillaume Henry and the clothes are (slightly) cheaper than some of the other big hitting Parisian labels. This collection had what I would call an ‘Alexa Chung silhouette’: full short skirts were worn high on the waist, shirts were buttoned up to the neck and there was even a few collars...
"Don't f*ck with Mugler"
This is a projection of Lady Gaga’s mouth on the Mugler catwalk last night. It was a video to accompany her friend and stylist Nicola Formichetti’s second collection for the brand. As far as I could tell the lyrics went something like: “don’t f*ck with Gaga, don;t f*ck with Mugler.” As for the clothes…Well, if you were thinking you wanted a MaxMara style...
You’ll notice that this is a chandelier and not in fact some Balmain clothes. I posted it because my pictures were too blurry and the embellished fanciness of the ballroom in Paris’ Le Grand Hotel reflects the embellished Balmain sparkle-athon on the catwalk below. This was the first collection from new designer Olivier Rousteing, but it wasn’t that different to Balmain in the...
Here’s a sight you don’t often see - Carine Roitfeld and Mario Testino watching a show stood up. Carine was sat on the first bench to buckle (the white one you can see in the photo is a replacement that some Balenciaga folks swiftly improvised with) but she handled the “seating incident” as the PRs called it with an easy-going Gallic shrug and a smile. And here’s...