A 600-year-old elm tree in Alexander McQueen's garden and a trip to India inspired this fantasy show from fall 2008. With peacock embroideries made with black lace, jeweled square-toe flats, and ballerina tutus mixing with military tailcoats, second skin pantsuits, velvet jackets and Jem Palace jewels, at the time this show was thought to be his best in 14 years.
Paris Haute Couture was a whirlwind of wild clothes, beautiful styling, and unexpected combinations, but of everything that came down the runway, only a few looks are destined to stick in the minds of the style-makers who decide what makeup shades and hairstyles will be on the street a few months from now. The looks here made the cut, either because they're just too gorgeous to pass up or too wild to forget. Ready to get a little crazy/beautiful? Then just click through.
Stella McCartney said for pre-fall 2010 she wanted to create a complete wardrobe "with the simplicity I need as a woman." Focusing on camel, metallics, black, and white, McCartney indeed kept it simple without forgetting that fashion should be fun. Glittery mohair dicso knits, sequin animal print minis, and a Biana Jagger-style suit with matching fedora mixed with cozy country staples like camel capes, rolled denim, and oversized sweaters in this all-in-one collection of modern day essentials.
Paris is an incredible city. It's played muse to most of the great perfumers (not to mention designers, writers, and actors) of the last two centuries, which I think deserves some recognition. In honor of this most magical place, I've put together some of the most fabulous fragrances inspired by the city. Eiffel in love with them, and I hope you will too.