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Paris Fashion Week

Paris Fashion Week closes the busy fashion month in truly chic style, with shows from the likes of Chanel and Dior in stunning venues. As the fash pack descent on France’s capital, we’ll bring you live show reports, videos, front row fashionistas and plenty of gossip from the shows without you ever having to leave your laptop. Ooh la la!

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H&M to show during Paris Fashion Week!

Hot on the heels of the news that Vanessa Paradis is their new brand ambassador, comes the announcement that H&M will show at Paris Fashion Week! It marks the first fashion show for the Swedish retailer in eight... Read more »

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Alexander McQueen to skip the catwalk at Paris Fashion Week

We just finished telling you about Peter Som cancelling his catwalk show in New York, when word filtered through that Alexander McQueen will also be skipping the runway at Paris Fashion Week . Sarah Burton , who is... Read more »

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Cacharel to skip Paris Fashion Week

Cacharel has announced it will sit out Paris Fashion Week in February. The fashion house was expected to join the PFW schedule as part of the official calendar, but will instead host showroom appointments to unveil its... Read more »

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Emma Stone, Amanda Seyfried and Dianna Agron on the Miu Miu FROW

And the award for the coolest front row we've seen this season goes to... Miu Miu ! As the last day of Paris Fashion Week drew to a close and Miu Miu prepared to send their SS13 collection down the catwalk, our eyes were... Read more »

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A breath of fresh air for Chanel SS13

As I caught a glimpse of the catwalk at the Chanel show held this morning in the Nave of the Grand Palais , it was difficult to put into words - after all, it's not everyday you see gigantic wind turbines erected inside a... Read more »

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Giambattista Valli mixes the masculine with the feminine at Paris Fashion Week

For Giambattista Valli , the divide between his ready to wear collection and his haute couture offerings is wider than it has ever been. The designer, who once described couture as "a moment when you go really far from... Read more »

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It's an 80s time warp at Gaultier for Spring 2013

This hyper-literal 80s revival is starting to grate on me at Paris Fashion Week. Jean Paul Gaultier is the latest designer to cite the decade of decadence and throw some power suiting down the runway. Le sigh. Gaultier's... Read more »

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Hermes Spring 2013 highlights craftsmanship

Quite fittingly, travel was the theme at the Hermes Spring 2013 fashion show. And further, the highlights were pieces clearly inspired by their long tradition of craftsmanship and luxury materials. Leather and crocodile in... Read more »

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Christian Dior gets a good dose of Bowie for Spring 2013

New Christian Dior Creative Director Raf Simons made a clear statement of his tastes and his intention to integrate them into the venerated house of Dior for Spring 2013. If you didn't know Simons was a huge David Bowie fan,... Read more »

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Let's call it a come back - 80s references reign at Roland Mouret

The Spring 2013 Roland Mouret fashion show was so striking it's hard to know what to talk about first. Strong references abound - 80s shapes like exaggeratedly strong shoulders, vibrant colors like red, black and white with... Read more »

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Balmain lays inspiration bare for Spring 2013

Literal references and easily identifiable inspirations remain constant at Paris Fashion Week. For Balmain's Spring 2013 show, you could quickly pick Olivier Rousteing's love of interiors out of the line up. The black and... Read more »

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Kristen Stewart on the FROW at Balenciaga

As soon as Kristen Stewart touched down in France yesterday afternoon, we knew the Internet would be buzzing with anticipation! After going into hiding following the wake of her fling with married Snow White and the... Read more »

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Paris Fashion Week: Alexis Mabille

We begin our first day of Paris Fashion Week reviews with Alexis Mabille , a man renowned for blurring the notions of gender and blending the traditional with the modern. With his background in unisex clothing I had hoped... Read more »

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Nicola Formichetti embraces the feminine for Mugler Spring 2013

Creative Director Nicola Formichetti maintained the cerebral pedigree of his Mugler line for Spring 2013, but injected an almost flirty sense of femininity that never felt juvenile or frivolous. As is becoming a trend... Read more »

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Lanvin starts anew for Spring 2013

After the all-out Alber Elbaz-a-thon for his 10th anniversary at Lanvin last season, it was time for a fresh beginning for Spring 2013. "It had to be, after the last ten years," the designer told Style.com . "A new start.... Read more »

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Rochas shows an uneven collection for Spring 2013

In Paris's Grand Palais today, designer Marco Zanini presented his Spring 2013 collection. Some critics are saying the show was unfocused. But I think the consistently baffling proportions actually belied a singularity of... Read more »

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Slim trousers and crystals from Chanel at Paris Fashion Week A/W 2012

Karl Lagerfeld definitely took some risks at the Chanel A/W 2012 fashion show at Paris Fashion Week . Tweed sets we might expect to see in tailored skirt suits were rendered in skinny pants and long coats,... Read more »

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Futurism and volume at Alexander McQueen Autumn 2012 show

Paris certainly saved the best until last with the Autumn 2012 presentation of Alexander McQueen . Sarah Burton did not hold back when it came to unleashing her incredible creativity and skill in a collection that blended... Read more »

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Paris Fashion Week: Givenchy Autumn / Winter 2012-13

Giddy up fashion lovers because Riccardo Tisci wants to take you on a ride! The Givenchy designer saddled up for the unveiling of his Autumn / Winter 2012-13 collection this week with strong references to equestrian, Guy... Read more »

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English sports with Stella McCartney at Paris Fashion Week A/W 2012

How very fitting that in the year that she will unveil her designs for the British Olympics team, Stella McCartney chose sports as the inspiration behind her Autumn/Winter 2012 collection. The British designer not only... Read more »