It's been a week full of celebrity news, with a few new couples stepping out, one established pair announcing their pregnancy, and one recently-split couple having a public reunion. In amongst all the news, other celebrity favourites kept busy around the world — Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom took their son and dog for a walk in New York, Kristen Stewart and Rose Byrne were among many taking in the haute couture in Paris and Jennifer Hawkins returned to Australia to launch the latest season of Australia's Next Top Model. There was plenty more — click through to check it all out!
While we've been casting our attention to the street style of our favourite celebrities of late, this week at haute couture fashion week was too much of a style spectacle to let the looks go unnoticed. So, this week's Top 10 round-up is a collection of perfect opposites: from the over-the-top drama of Anna Dello Russo's recycled (yes, recycled) Balenciaga frills — she styled the look differently in Cannes two months ago — to the understated cool of Nicole Richie's ripped '80s denim cutoffs, it's high and low dressing at its best. Kristen Stewart wowed in Chanel leather shorts in Paris, style icon Miroslava Duma also opting for shorts at the event — only hers were of the denim variety. Denim cutoffs at haute couture fashion week? We love it! Click through for more.
Viktor & Rolf's highly anticipated return to Haute Couture was less of a show than an experience — though much less couldn’t be expected of a range that was halfway purchased by collectors before it even hit the runway.
In true dramatic fashion, the design duo staged a performance of sorts with an all-black collection that played on volume and movement. Letting the fabrics' cuts and seams do the heavy lifting, the styles ranged from easy-to-wear (by couture standards) shirtdresses to a full-length puffer coat, which may not keep you warm but would definitely make you haute. The varying silhouettes showed a range from day to evening, think: a collared sheath that defined easy elegance and a caped column destined to end up on the red carpet — that is, unless it was among the looks already purchased!
Couldn't make it to Couture? You didn't have to be seated in the front row to keep up with the latest in Haute style! This week, our favourite fashion insiders were reporting live from their phones. Sharing Instagrams from behind the scenes of coveted collections like Chanel Haute Couture, Atelier Versace, and Dior Haute Couture (just to name a few!), these snappers kept us in the know and up on all the buzz. Click through to see this week's best shots.
Kristen Stewart showed off her legs in a sexy sheer ensemble as she arrived at the Hotel de Montmorency for the Zuhair Murad Paris Haute Couture show yesterday. She completed her bold look with a half-braided hairstyle and shiny heels as she made her way to her front-row seat next to Elsa Zylberstein. Kristen also mingled with the designer himself during the high-fashion affair — after the show, she changed into a t-shirt and ripped jeans and headed to a Paris restaurant for lunch. She's been dabbling in other designers while in Paris as she attended another show earlier this week. Kristen showed off her two tattoos to take part in the action at Chanel's Haute Couture show on Tuesday. She's not the only star to pop up in front row seats for the fashionable action in the City of Light — see all the stars at Paris Haute Couture.
If you are looking for bright colour at Chanel Haute Couture Fall 2013, keep moving on. Echoing the dustiness of the post-apocalyptic theatre set erected in the middle of the iconic Grand Palais, Karl Lagerfeld kept his palette at a hushed tone today with pale seafoam, blushy beiges, and deep raspberry playing off a majority of graphic black, white, and grey looks.
The silhouette alternated between long and lean in drop-waist gowns destined for the world's most glamorous events or short and full with an almost tutu-like effect. There were plenty of jackets in evidence with all the luxe detailing that one would expect, with almost an armor-like quality in the side pleating and metallic embellishments. With an image of a shimmering city behind the models, Lagerfeld laid out a sleek vision for the future of Chanel. Click through to see the full Chanel Haute Couture 2013 collection now.
What a way to kick off Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week, with Naomi Campell leading a parade of supermodels in her first appearance on a Versace catwalk since Gianni Versace's death in 1997. In a tweet signed "DV," Donatella Versace explained, "I wanted a sexy and sophisticated woman with a strong attitude. Only a true icon like Naomi Campbell could open this show.'" And she not only sent out a parade of strong, skin-baring pieces in a moody palette of sapphire, ebony, and amethyst, but also a strong message on the viability of couture.
Peek-a-boo gowns were made for major red carpet moments (a fact not lost on front row attendees Emma Roberts and Uma Thurman), while suits and sliced-apart dresses had crystal-studded hook-and-eye details that recall this year's punk theme as well as one of the house's traditional tropes. While critics of couture can complain that it's dusty and stuck in the past, Donatella took a definitive stand for slick modernity.
Diane Kruger and Hailee Steinfeld brought their Hollywood star power to the Chanel Spring/Summer 2013 Haute Couture fashion show in Paris last night. Karl Lagerfeld's long-time friend Diane, who flew to Paris after celebrating the San Francisco 49ers' win in Vancouver, wore head-to-toe Chanel to the event. Meanwhile, Hailee wore a Chanel cardigan and Christian Louboutin heels. Other celebrities who turned out included stylish girls like Rita Ora, Clémence Poésy, and the singer Grimes. Click through for a look at the fashionable front row.
Celebrity fashion-lovers flocked to Paris for this week's haute couture fashion week. Kicking things off in style was Versace's runway presentation, drawing Gleeks Lea Michele and Matthew Morrison as well as Jessica Alba and Mad Men's resident siren Christina Hendricks to sit front row, while Christian Dior, Armani Privé and Chanel attracted royalty of the real (Princesses Charlene and Tatiana), and Hollywood (Sophia Loren), variety. From day four, Valentino brought the heavy-hitters with Olivia Palermo, Clémence Poésy and stylish duo Kim Kardashian and Kanye West in attendance. Louis Vuitton didn't put on a show, but the celeb-filled store opening brought the level of style we've come to expect from a week at Paris couture fashion week. Step inside to see the our best-of-the-best, fabulous front row round-up!
Chanel is always the jewel in the crown of the haute couture fashion week schedule, and this season's A/W show certainly didn't disappoint. Karl Lagerfeld took the brand's signature ready-to-wear fabrication, the iconic Chanel tweed, and made it couture-worthy; embellishing it with delicate pearls and dainty floral motifs, splicing into pastel patchworks, trimming with chiffon and sculpting into effortlessly elegant evening coats and sheaths. Of course Coco's classic two-piece skirt suit made an appearance, but it's the way that Karl made it his own that's the trick. Watch this breathtakingly beautiful video to see how the nimble fingers of Chanel's skilled seamstresses take Lagerfeld's vision from sketch, to reality, to runway. Le sigh.