Prepare to temporarily bid your Netflix adieu. Next month, Dior and I will give us a behind-the-scenes look at the exclusive world of haute couture.

The documentary follows Belgian designer Raf Simons in his first few months as creative director at Christian Dior. “I want to have quite a radical approach in terms of modernizing it,” he says of the storied French house.

And since Simons had only eight weeks to complete his first collection, Dior and I promises to deliver the drama – ahem, glamour.

By Keir Cullen Janey, Staff Writer

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March 6, 2015

Last night marked the 87th ceremony of the Academy Awards. And for fashion lovers, the fiercest competition was on the red carpet. While Birdman may have taken home the Best Picture title, these five starlets shared the crown for Best Dressed.

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February 23, 2015

Last night the music industry convened in Los Angeles for the 57th annual GRAMMY Awards, and as always, pop stars showed up in their best high-fashion wears. While icons like Madonna, AC/DC, and Beyoncé took the stage and newcomers (ahem, Sam Smith) walked away with trophies, it was these four women who stunned on the red carpet.

Grammy Awards Best DressedRihanna
A frequent risk taker, Rihanna stole the show in her layered Giambattista Valli number. It’s the pretty-in-pink princess gown you can only wear once in a lifetime, and she went for it. Her simple hair and makeup were key to making it work.

Ciara’s beautifully ruffled Alexandre Vauthier dress hit all the right notes. A dramatic train was complemented by an asymmetrical one-shoulder neckline and leg slit. It’s official: glamour was alive and well at the GRAMMYs.

Gwen Stefani
Never one to do the expected, Gwen chose an Atelier Versace jumpsuit that was chic, cool, and most of all, rock ‘n’ roll. The subtle pop of red on her nails? A perfect finishing touch for the look.

Taylor Swift
Taylor’s ombre Elie Saab dress had an upbeat, mermaid-inspired vibe. More importantly, a high-low hemline revealed contrast jewel-toned heels that kept the ensemble from being too matchy-matchy.

Jackie Nasser joined Rue La La as fashion director in November of 2012. In close collaboration with the merchandising teams, she leads content production for lookbooks, style tips, and curated Boutiques. Jackie is the former Lead Editor for InStyle’s sister shopping site,, which she launched. Prior to that, she served as Senior Fashion Editor at Lucky and at ELLEgirl, ELLE Accessories, and

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February 9, 2015

Haute couture – the focus of this week’s runway shows in Paris – is characterized by its handcrafted, one-of-a-kind nature. While most people can’t snap up these pieces for their own wardrobes, it’s common to see these gowns on celebrities strutting the red carpet. So if you’ve ever wondered why these stunning numbers are so out of reach, just take a peek at the making of “Look #53” from Monday’s Dior show.

Thanks to Refinery29 and Visionaire, we get a behind-the-scenes view at the couture process in the Dior atelier. More than 200 hours went into producing this single look, from pattern-cutting and hand-dyeing grosgrain ribbon to folding pleats and fitting a model.

Take a five-minute virtual escape to the Parisian design house. You’ll quickly see why high fashion is worthy of a museum gallery.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor

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January 29, 2015

It’s time to bid farewell to Jean Paul Gaultier’s edgy jackets and slick dresses. Yesterday, the designer announced via a letter to WWD that his men’s and women’s ready-to-wear collections will end following his Spring-Summer 2015 season. Instead, the designer will devote himself to haute couture, the brand’s powerhouse perfume, and other projects. In Gaultier’s own words:

For some time, I have found true fulfillment in working on the haute couture, and it allows me to express my creativity and my taste for research and experimentation. At the same time the world of ready-to-wear has evolved considerably. Commercial constraints, as well as the frenetic pace of collections don’t leave any freedom, nor the necessary time to find fresh ideas and to innovate.

Although the lines will be missed at Paris Fashion Week, there is an upside: this madcap fashion icon is bound to have a few haute couture surprises up his sleeve.

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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September 16, 2014

They were feeling a little left out – so, let’s hear it for the boys!

1. When we say preppy, we’re talking full-on plaid and bow ties.

2. Hipster fashion can be difficult to define, but we think these guys do a pretty good job of it.

3. Just another stylish day in the office for these businessmen.

4. When you’re on the street, you never know who’ll be watching.

5. Who says men don’t know haute couture?

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July 9, 2013

As a favorite designer to stars like Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry, and Cate Blanchett, Nicole Miller has made quite the name for herself in Hollywood. And though many can spot her feminine, flattering, and modern cuts anywhere, most don’t know how it all began.

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Our Nicole Miller Boutique opens Sunday, March 24, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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March 24, 2013