Got to hand it to Elie Saab, few people do big occasion couture quite like this Lebanese couturier. For those who believe great fashion must have a theatrical element, Saab is their favorite destination.
With an exclusive presentation scheduled for Wednesday at the Ritz hotel during Paris Haute Couture week, the Brazilian is a rising jewelry star known to name her sculptural creations like old friends.
A radical change of mood at Giorgio Armani Privé, as the Italian staged his grandest ever Paris couture show. Gone went the black box show space, in came neo-classical glory, with slide projections of Palazzo Corsini.
They gave Karl Lagerfeld the Grand Vermeil Medal of City of Paris on Tuesday and they should have. No designer has done more for the reputation of this city as the capital of fashion than this German couturier.
Scenes of great joy at the climax of the Giambattista Valli, as his audience rose to their feet in a standing ovation as he took a long extended bow, walking the length of the interior garden of the Petit Palais.
The stars are beginning to line up for the house of Schiaparelli, which presented a refined and elegant collection Monday morning as owner, Italian luxury baron Diego della Valle, outlined ambitious plans for the house.