Pint-Sized Fashion: Does North West Have a Stylist?

Playdates at the park are as grand as most toddler social calendars get. But when you’re North West and you have a front-row seat at Paris Fashion Week, you must dress the part. And no – overalls from the big-box stores won’t cut it.

Following little Nori’s string of appearances in Givenchy and Chanel, it’s rumored that she had professional help in putting together those petite designer getups. So whether or not this mini Kim Kardashian has a supposed tailor-slash-stylist, there’s no denying she might be the most haute 16-month-old on the planet.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor

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October 9, 2014

Jean Paul Gaultier Goes Out with a Bang

Known for his theatrical runways and bold styles, Jean Paul Gaultier finished his reign of ready-to-wear in true JPG fashion, with an over-the-top, pageant-inspired runway show.

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Image via Daily Mail UK

Two weeks ago, Jean Paul announced that he would be giving up his ready-to-wear line to focus solely on couture. His last show, dubbed “Miss Jean Paul Gaultier,” was held during Paris Fashion Week on Saturday. Models were decked out in dramatic makeup, glitter, and sky-high 80s hair. The catwalk – surrounded by popcorn, champagne, and confetti – featured some of the French designer’s most famous looks alongside those belonging to his newest and final Spring 2014 collection.

So who took the crown of Miss Jean Paul Gaultier? None other than model Coco Rocha, following her win with a staged tumble down the stairs. Would we expect anything less? Absolutely not. I mean, this is the guy that once opened his show with a full-fledged Irish step dance. And for that, we’ll miss him dearly.

By Mairead McGonagle, Staff Writer

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September 29, 2014

End of an Era: Jean Paul Gaultier Will No Longer Do Ready-to-Wear

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

The Best-Dressed List: Top Looks from July 6 to 12

Each Week, Our Fashion Editor Decides Who Deserves Top Honors

 
Olivia, Victoria, and Emma: Veteran style stars, each with a distinct (and flawless) look that we admire. We typically know what to expect from these fashion mavens, but they still keep us on our toes with offbeat outfit choices.

Though Olivia’s getup isn’t atypical, she switched up her beauty routine with an orange lip and freshly dyed blonde hair. Usually opting for darker shades, Victoria served up a lively colorblocked dress at Wimbledon. Meanwhile, the generally demure Emma stepped out in a macramé bralette in Paris. My opinion? Keep the surprises coming. 

The Best-Dressed List

 

  1. Olivia Palermo in Dior at the label’s Fall 2014 couture show in Paris.
  2. Victoria Beckham at Wimbledon in a dress from her Spring 2015 Collection.
  3. Emma Watson in Valentino at the label’s Fall 2014 couture show in Paris.

 

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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July 11, 2014

Chopped: Kristen Stewart Rocks a New Pixie Cut

Following in the footsteps of A-list counterparts JLaw and Emma Watson, Kristen Stewart has chopped off her long locks – and it looks good.

The Twilight star and former sweetheart of Robert Pattinson debuted her perfectly messy pixie cut yesterday at Chanel’s Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014/15 show in Paris. Her shorter style also sported a hint of orange, said to be the result of a grown-out dye job from the actress’s upcoming role in American Ultra.

Shocking? Maybe if it were Jennifer Aniston, but from Kristen Stewart, we’ve come to expect the unexpected.

By Mairead McGonagle, Staff Writer

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July 10, 2014

Is Cara Delevingne the New Kate Moss? Karl Lagerfeld Thinks So

Lately, it seems like everyone is talking about Cara Delevingne. Why? Well, between perfecting the ultimate eyebrows, posting amazing Instagrams, and having a slew of A-list besties, she struts her stuff on some of the most revered catwalks in the fashion business.

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March 10, 2014

This Just In: Anna Wintour Does Have a Heart

Or maybe just an aversion to crowded seating. Either way, Condé Nast’s artistic director did the unthinkable this morning at Valentino’s F/W 2014 show: She sat in the second row.

I’m just going to give you all a moment to process that, and then collect yourselves.

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Good? Okay. Apparently, Anna voluntarily moved back to, get this, give her front-row seat to a writer (a writer, you guys) named Sarah Mower, who was reviewing the show for Vogue.com. And it gets even better. According to Bryanboy’s Twitter feed, Anna was asked by PR assistants to move back to the front but wouldn’t budge.

The devil wears Prada? More like the most selfless boss ever.

Read more about Anna’s uncharacteristic move on Fashionista.com.

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By Keriann Coffey, Associate Editor

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March 4, 2014

Has Fashion Week Brought Back the Popped Collar?

It looks like the ultra preppy aren’t the only ones rocking the popped collar these days. Thanks to street-style photos by Nam of STREETFSN, we’ve been seeing the trend at both Paris and Milan Fashion Weeks.

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Photo via hypebeast.com

Although a popped collar brings the cotton polo shirt to mind, that isn’t what’s happening here. Instead, street-style photos show the collar of a button-front shirt strategically poking out from under a turtleneck sweater or a crewneck sweatshirt with a tied handkerchief.

Is it a clever way of beating the winter chill? Or is it just a passing trend that looks uncomfortably snug around the neckline? We’ll just have to wait and see.

Read more about Fashion Week’s popped-collar trend here.

By Christine Mitchell, Staff Writer

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February 7, 2014

Kim Kardashian Is Winning Over the Fashion World – We Credit Baby North

Kim has certainly had her fashion ups and downs. Okay, mostly downs. But it seems this reality-television star has changed her ways – or hired a new stylist. Either way, we like what’s happening.

Taking all the credit? North West. Before the little Kimye was born, it was all leather minis and Vegas-gift-shop-esque dresses. And those maternity outfits? I couldn’t even look. But post-baby? Floor-sweeping wool coats and couture.

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Photo via Fashionista

All she needs now is a nod from a big-deal designer and she’ll be in that oh-so-exclusive club with Becks and Coco Rocha.

Read the full article at Fashionista.

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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January 24, 2014

The Butterfly Effect: Gaultier’s Collection Flutters Down the Runway

As a product of the 90s, I couldn’t help the nostalgia that ensued after spotting butterfly motifs at Paris Fashion Week (see also: Mariah Carey). While the Spring 2014 trend popped up mostly in hair and makeup, the real star of the show was Jean Paul Gaultier, whose entire couture collection took flight. He even told Vogue, “Life is a butterfly! So all the collection is that!”

Gaultier Butterfies at Fashion Week

Image via Fashionista

A glimpse of this top trend brought me right back to a time when boys didn’t exist, but braces did – and on a scale of 1 to 10, you were only as cool as the number of butterfly clips on your head. Which means? You can consider this my nostalgia-sick pass to opt out of trying the trend this season.

But not before you check out Vogue for more Gaultier from Paris Fashion Week.

By Jillian Hudon, Staff Writer

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January 24, 2014