Travel tags are officially in fashion — at least according to John Galliano, the Maison Margiela creative director who launched "bags as headwear" last season, and who has just returned with the debut of models covered in travel tags.
John Galliano strikes again with one of his strangest runway shows yet — that just so happens to be one of the most memorable moments of Paris Fashion Week so far. For the designer’s Maison Margiela Fall/Winter 2017 show, he had a model walk with an oversized, furry black bag over her head. Not only was the fluffy head accessory not accompanied by a voluminous, Marie Antoinette-esque gown, the complementing look included a mere skin-tight nude tank top and blue jeans. The collection showed significant similarities to Galliano’s earlier Maison Margiela Couture show in January which featured an array of garments that included geometric cut outs and loose, colored threads dangling from coat collars to its buttons.
Now that Paris Haute Couture week is coming to a close — you’ve already seen Lily Rose Depp transformed into a child bride at Chanel’s Spring 2017 Haute Couture show and the uncanny “Beauty and the Beast”-inspired gown at Giambattista Valli — it’s time for a retrospective on all of the gorgeous accessories.
Eugene Souleiman has been known to create some pretty fashion-forward, out-of-this-world hair looks in his day, so it doesn’t come as a surprise that the highly coveted fashion house of Maison Margiela left everything hair-related for its Spring 2017 couture show in the hands of this trusted mane architect. #maisonmargiela @jgalliano @lexyroche @patmcgrathreal #hautecouture #johngalliano #eugenesouleiman #patmcgrath #braids @teddy_quinlivan A photo posted by @eugenesouleiman on Jan 25, 2017 at 7:57am PST
John Galliano never ceases to surprise us. For his latest couture collection for Maison Margiela, the designer debuted an artful collection inspired by both Picasso and Snapchat. On the runway, models showcased sheer veils, featuring silhouettes of facial elements, eyes, noses, and mouths, reminiscent of Picasso’s Cubist paintings.
The haute couture label sent models down the runway in sporty outfits with unconventional accessories that don’t normally have a place on the runway — but leave it to John Galliano to find a way.
Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week for fall 2016 was full of exquisite, extraordinary looks that have taken weeks or even months to create.
Besides sharpening your thrifting skills, buying designer is the shortest route to building outfits that not every other girl on your train is wearing. As in, 80% off Stella McCartney and Saint Laurent real. The clearance has just been restocked, so we found 12 of the sale’s best finds ahead.
Photography by Hans Neumann Styling by Nicholas Grasa Hair by Adam Markarian Makeup by Yacine Diallo Manicure by Dawn Sterling Models: Athena Wilson at Marilyn Agency, Saara Sihvonen at Fusion Models, Nick Hadid at Click Models, Robert Spencer at Major Models Think “spring fashion,” and what leaps to mind? Easter-egg colors, feather-light fabrics, and florals (quelle groundbreaking). But there’s a new mood in the air for spring 2016 — one that mixes a little darkness and decadence in with all those dreamy pastels. We took this spring’s most inspiring looks out on the town — namely, to the Palm Beach-influenced Paul’s Cocktail Lounge at Roxy Hotel.
There have been endless debates about the relevance of haute couture— especially in this era of fast fashion. What’s the point of making clothes that take weeks to embroider, days to assemble and only the mega rich can afford to even gawk at? Not to mention the fact that the profit on the clothes is said to be next to nothing. Yes, it seems excessive, a fashion folly for some very rich housewives.
Getting dressed for work in the morning is never an easy feat — and that goes double when you’re the boss. The right outfit needs to command respect, communicate your style, and with any luck, subtly let people know you’re the kind of has-it-all-together #GirlBoss they should be listening to. Whether you’re climbing the corporate ladder, in the trenches of academia, or building a blogging empire from your living room couch, we’ve identified five common OOTD challenges — and we’ll show you how a boss solves ‘em all, straight ahead. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day
When I think of pinstripes, three things come to mind: 1920s gangsters, boxy ‘80s power suits, and overall executive realness. But recently, the pinstripe has gotten a facelift. See Kendall Jenner, who was just seen out in Paris with pal Cara Delevingne, sporting a midriff-baring pinstripe jumpsuit by Alessandra Rich—the same style Chrissy Teigen was seen wearing in August. They were seen throughout the fall collections, too, as reinterpreted by mega designers like Versace and Jenner/Kardashian family favorite, Balmain.
Designer John Galliano’s version of the lady is not your average uptown pencil skirt-and-pointy heels kind of woman. Galliano’s woman is a little off, a little undone— but in the best possible way: a frowsy beehive, slightly frayed clothes, fishnets and Kabuki-style eyeshadow. In fact, Galliano’s lady doesn’t have to be a lady at all— the designer sent a few men down the runway looking just as pretty with stylish quiffs, opera gloves and fishnets galore. Here are some of my favorite looks from the show.
If you’re a September baby then true blue gems serve as your birthstone. Sapphires are believed to protect from harm, so why not wear more than one and feel uber protected? Here are 11 brilliant pieces of sapphire jewelry pieces to so you can feel safe while looking chic. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day
Photo: “I am an alcoholic and that is by no means an excuse. I have finally come to terms with what happened and what was my part in it.” Since being caught on film using anti-semitic and racist language (a criminal offense in France) in a Paris bar in 2011, and subsequently being let go from Dior, the Frenchman has spent time rehabilitating his image — he recently showed his first collection at Paris Fashion Week in his new role as creative director for Maison Margiela — and making amends. Sitting down with Central Synagogue’s rabbi, Barry Marcus (a Galliano supporter, he even sat front row at the show), he told the crowd, "I do take complete responsibility for my recovery and making amends.” But, while the scandal was certainly salacious and regrettable, Galliano’s downfall could have been a blessing in disguise. “I think I would be dead,” he admitted, of his time working at Dior and his own eponymous label as well — a combined total of 32 collections each year — while simultaneously struggling with substance abuse issues.
Earlier this week, Amal Clooney accompanied her husband George to the Tokyo premiere of his movie Tomorrowland. In a gold silk bias-cut halter gown designed by John Galliano for Maison Margiela, Amal was the picture of old Hollywood glamour, perfectly befitting her status as America’s princess (and very possibly, future First Lady). This is the second time Amal has worn a Galliano design since he took over at Margiela and began an expertly executed comeback, dressing one A-list woman at a time.