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.
Jessica Alba braved the snow for Dior's Spring 2013 Haute Couture runway show in Paris yesterday. She was joined by Chloë Moretz, Sigourney Weaver and Leelee Sobieski for the event, which helped kick off Couture Fashion Week. The ladies arrived in style, posing for street-style photographers before heading to their seats in the front row. Jessica spent the weekend in France and enjoyed a meal at L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon with her makeup artist Lauren Andersen. The girls even got to meet the chef, and Jessica posted photos of the fun on her Instagram account. Chloë also shared details of her time in the City of Light through social media. The Carrie actress visited the Eiffel Tower with her mum and thanked Dior designer Raf Simons for having her at the show.
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.
Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson were the picture of Parisian perfection at the Chanel Haute Couture show in France yesterday. The event — which is part of Paris Fashion Week, now in progress — took place at the Grand Palais. Diane kept things interesting with her accessories — studded flats and a black cap — and kept handsome Josh on her arm while they posed. Other celebrities at the show included Clémence Poésy, Leslie Mann, Milla Jovovich and more. Josh and Diane are coming off a decidedly less glamorous, but just as fun weekend. Josh and Diane were in the stands for the Eurocup final in Kiev, Ukraine, on Sunday. The pair were just as animated as the fans surrounding them as they all cheered on the history-making Spain team.
We've officially wrapped up Paris Couture Fashion Week, and there's certainly a lot to take in. From Chanel's quite literal flight of fancy to Jean Paul Gaultier's runway tribute to Amy Winehouse, we were pretty delighted with the high-end offerings. While some pieces will undoubtedly hit the red carpet on Hollywood's A-list, others are probably best suited for Lady Gaga or Nicki Minaj — but either way, there was surely enough gorgeousness to put us in a bona fide couture coma. We've rounded up 35 of the best looks from the past week — click through to get your fix.
Chanel is always the one we wait for when it comes to Fashion Week and as per usual Karl Lagerfeld delivered the goods. Feathered hats were nestled into models' hair and styled into slick side parts by Sam McKnight, with fringes draping freely over faces. Attached to the hats were lace and net mask-like fabric obscuring eyes, but not enough to hide dramatic makeup. A subtle foundation base with a hint of blush and pale pink lipstick prevented the look from appearing washed out, with eyes heavily rimmed in black kohl, drawn out to a wing and smudged to perfection. A phenomenal hair and makeup combination from Peter Philips and McKnight, reflecting the dark colour palette from the couture itself.
The combination of Christian Dior and Giambattista Valli on the first day at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week meant the fashion heavyweights came out to play. Vogue editor's Anna Wintour and Emmanuelle Alt were both in attendance, as was the effortlessly gorgeous Poppy Delevingne and Margherita Missoni, both sporting natural hair and makeup looks. Eugenie Niarchos injected a little colour with a magenta pink lip and Olivia Palermo added her curls and glowing complexion to the mix. Walk this way to check out the beauty looks direct from the front row!
Olivia Palermo wasn't the only fixture on the front row whose style we thought worthy enough to share with you. Editrixes Emmanuelle Alt and Anna Wintour were there to catch all the couture action, as well as UK model-about-town Poppy Delevingne at Christian Dior, stylist extraordinaire Caroline Sieber and Margherita Missoni who sat front and centre at Giambattista Valli in her signature zigzags. Want to see who else has frocked up (so far) at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week? Take a seat.
Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week kicked off yesterday, meaning that for the next four days we'll be stalking the French capital to keep you, dear readers, in the loop with the most fantastical fashion on offer. We're focusing our attention on first-cab-off-the-rank Christian Dior. The first couture show post-Galliano's departure from Dior was always going to be interesting, and the A/W runway didn't disappoint. Full skirted ballgowns in a carnival of colour was presented alongside sheer, diaphanous printed silk sheaths. Structured short skirts with architectural lines, cut-and-pasted graphics and bold prints collided in a riot of shape, form and colour. Although Bill Gaytten, new creative director at John Galliano, took a bow alongside assistant Susanna Venegas at the close of the show, he is not the heir apparent at Dior.