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Nicolas Ghesquiere for Louis Vuitton @ Cannes

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Louis Vuitton’s Cruise 2015 Collection

Palais at MonacoThe Palais Princier Monaco was the setting for the Louis Vuitton show (@drdidou66)

Today Nicolas Ghesquiere took the Louis Vuitton cruise collection to the catwalk for the very first time. For such a grand occasion, an equally grand backdrop was needed and with the world’s starriest of stars currently holding court in the French Riveira the Palais Princier Monaco was, naturally, the perfect location. When Ghesquiere showed his first collection for the legendary house during Paris Fashion Week in February, he certainly made his mark by showing his collection in a pared-back manner. And despite the swanky setting for the Cruise 2015 show, the same execution applied.

celebrities at MonacoThe stars arrive for LV (clockwise from left): Adele Exarchopoulos, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jennifer Connelly, Miroslava Duma, Carine Roitfeld, Brit Marling

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Plus-size models strut their stuff at Pulp Fashion Week in Paris

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The fashion capital’s first ever fashion show for curvy girls showed off couture from plus-size labels. 

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Models present creations by La Belle Affranchie during the first Pulp Fashion Week on October 27, 2013 in Paris. – – ©ourtesy of FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images

No heroin chic here! The first ever plus-size fashion week in Paris celebrated womanly curves in all their glory. Dubbed Pulp Fashion Week – the word “pulp” in French conjuring up luscious fruit – the event was organized by Histoire de Courbes, a Paris-based fashion group that celebrates larger women. Weeks after labels like Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Lanvin showed off their Spring 2014 collections at Paris Fashion Week, the Pulp events were a triumph for plus-size-friendly designers and the women who wear them. French labels La Belle Affranchie, Maryse Richardson, Tamboo Bamboo and Femme Fabuleuses were among the brands sported by the models, who strode the runway in styles ranging from lingerie to couture to sportswear. “Now please let’s welcome women with fabulous curves!” the Histoire de Courbes website announced in English. “What better than a real Fashion Show for the Pulp women?” While some in the fashion industry have moved to address concerns over too-thin models – including bans on models who are under age 16 and who  “appear underweight” walking in shows – skinny is still the predominant aesthetic. In September’s New York Fashion Week, Eden Miller became the first designer to show a plus-size label at Fashion Week. Miller’s Cabiria line carries clothes in sizes 12-24.

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Marc Jacobs & How Dark is Back

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“Just LOVE this ad campaign”

marc-jacobsOn Friday the 13th it was all about gory darkness. After all, who said that Spring is all about light, fluidity and aethereal fabrics? For SS2014, Marc Jacobs’ message sounded loud and clear: Fuck Spring! His mood was irreverent punk meets embroidery winter fantasy, channelled through his rebel wig peroxide blondes (Cara Delevigne, Sky Ferreira, Lily McNemany and more). His mood (which is flirting with the doom & gloom of the day) is clearly mirrored into his collection for yet another season (after all last time he was refusing to get of his pyjamas).

Undoubtedly, there were pieces that will still make the cut, as the above dresses can perfectly coexist with Muiccia’s take on dark tropicana. And with the given weather condition changes that won’t give it a rest, something tells me that fashion afficionados will be into those outfits in no time. The only thing left to see is what he’s going to show on the Louis Vuitton show end of month.

Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer

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British designer Kim Jones drew from classic American imagery for his Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2014 collection, which ranged from patterned bandanas and khaki parkas covered in travel patches to preppy sportswear and 1920s-esque evening suits. “This was the American road trip, just enjoying and celebrating Americana from NASA through to the traditional things such as bandanas,” he said, speaking backstage. Silhouettes were typically well-tailored and masculine which, while sophisticated, left few creative surprises, but one piece that certainly caught the eye of the fashion crowd was a retro black silk jacket featuring the iconic LV monogram. Take a look below.

Party Show Fashion Week with Illustrator Nicolas Tavitian

Fashion Week Paris WORLD EXCLUSIVE for Style Voyeur, a conversation with Parisian Illustrator, Nicolas Tavitian – as he takes us inside a Paris Fashion Week show!

Above & Below: Lanvin Fall/Winter 2012 show

At Paris Fashion Week we asked Nicolas, you were on Style Voyeur back in 2010 (see here), how did you get to know Style Voyeur? I don’t remember anymore how I got to know Style Voyeur. I can’t help thinking it is my curiosity which drove me to your blog. But I can still remember what I thought about your pictures and your words the first time I glanced at them, which is more important. I was intrigued because I found that the people you photographed had a very relaxed attitude, looking satisfied and happy to be there, happy to show at fashion week, what they did or their outfits. It was like pictures taken during a party, not during what could be considered in Paris as a working moment. It was cooler. It told me something about Perth but also something about the Paris show.

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Fashion Week Paris 10 “Fashion Moments” at Shows

©ourtesy of Morgan O’DonovanRick Owens‘ beautiful draped silhouettes and soft colours | Photos by: Morgan O’Donovan for Dazed Digital

PARIS, France — Ahh, Paris. The spiritual home of fashion where the wonderful diversity of creative ideas and fashion dreams comes together in a veritable cornucopia of collections that close off fashion month. We’ve selected ten fashion moments from the Paris Autumn/Winter 2012 collections in Paris, with photos by Morgan O’Donovan, whose camera was focused on all the goings on backstage — before, during and after the shows.

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Rick Owens Paris FW

Menswear Autumn 2012 Runway Show

Models presents a creation by US designer Rick Owens during the Autumn-Winter 2012/2013 ready-to-wear men’s fashion collection show on January 19, 2012 in Paris. Color palette made up of black, white and a hint of turquoise is the only evidence of simplicity at Rick Owens’ show at Paris Fashion Week Menswear. French fashion at the menswear runway shows at Paris Fashion Week, featured American Designer Rick Owens. Other Americans that work in Paris like Marc Jacobs have long been a staple of Haute Couture. Companies like Louis Vuitton and Dior Homme have long featured American fashion designers. Winter 2012 Menswear Collections is no different. The major fashion houses are style hunters and indeed welcome America’s urban fashion sense. French fashion, Japanese Fashion, Milan Fashion has brought to the fashion industry, American Vogue at full tilt. [Photograph by: Alexander Klein, AFP/Getty Images] – – see More highlights

Top of the Line Show in Paris: LV

Chrystal Copland in white flower Louis Vuitton dressParis Fashion Week Spring Summer 2012 report: Louis Vuitton
  •  I have never (in all my years) heard a gasp as loud as the one that rippled through the audience when the curtain went up at the start of the Louis Vuitton show to reveal a full sized carousel, painted all in white, with 48 models in the new spring summer collection perched on top of the horses. I promise I am not exaggerating (well, maybe only the teeniest bit) when I say it was as close as any of us have got to a celestial vision. All that and Kate Moss too, who only walks for Marc these days and when she asked if she could close the show…….well how could he refuse.Music as delicate as a child’s music box accompanied the models as the merry go round started up and each one of them hopped off their ‘galopping’ horse to make an individual round of the circular stage.The rumours that an announcement about Marc Jacob’s move to Dior is imminent just won’t go away. It was widely discussed as we filed into the venue,  that the powers that be would most likely wait for the Vuitton reviews to come in before anything was said, lest an announcement steal the thunder from what is one of the most anticipated and most expensively produced shows on the Paris calendar. ‘Early next week,’ said one internet pundit with mock authority. ‘I hazard they’ll want to give the all important US newspapers time to get back behind their desks,’ said another. ‘They’, of course, is Bernard Arnault, mighty chairman of LVMH the most powerful luxury goods group in the world who is often referred to in the plural. It is he who owns both Louis Vuitton and Dior as well as myriad other brands. – – read more HERE