PARIS (AP) — It was Karl Lagerfeld's final curtain — even though he wasn't there.
Celebrities, models and fashion industry peers who had gathered at Chanel's catwalk show Tuesday held a...
PARIS (AP) — Words were almost inaudible amid the screams when Stella McCartney presented her collection at Paris Fashion Week Monday, which toyed with draping and upcycling.
PARIS (AP) — A one-off itinerant extravaganza courtesy of American designer Tommy Hilfiger's "buy-now" collaboration with actress-singer Zendaya gave Paris Fashion Week a case of Saturday night...
PARIS (AP) — Hermes dreamt of the stars but failed to light a spark, while Elie Saab let its hair down and channeled the '70s.
They were among design houses staging collections at Paris...
PARIS (AP) — Fashion rebel and designer Hedi Slimane returned to Paris Fashion Week to present his sophomore womenswear show Friday for storied brand Celine that riffed on the 70s.
Chloe shows floral, ethnic motifs and bids Lagerfeld adieu
PARIS (AP) — High-collared, fluid silhouettes teeming with detail were the Paris Fashion Week recipe when Chloe showcased its latest winter collection and bid adieu to former designer Karl...
Lanvin makes a comeback at designer’s debut show in Paris
PARIS (AP) — After several years in the creative wilderness, Lanvin has made a comeback.
There was a palpable sense of relief — as well as praise — as noisy applause erupted at the end of...
Dior celebrates sisterhood, ‘impertinent’ girls in Paris
PARIS (AP) — Designer Maria Grazia Chiuri once again celebrated feminism and sisterhood in her collection for Christian Dior at Paris Fashion Week, delving into the independent youth subculture...
Hedi Slimane unveils debut menswear show for Celine in Paris
PARIS (AP) — Passers-by gathered outside the giant glass windows of Celine's traffic-stopping show venue Sunday night: erected in Paris' sparkling Place de la Concorde, which is also used as a traffic circle.
Thom Browne goes for spectacle at Paris Fashion Week
PARIS (AP) — Thom Browne provided the biggest spectacle on a relatively quiet day at Paris Fashion Week as some fashion houses decided to switch presentation dates or showing times to avoid Saturday's yellow vest protesters who took to the streets in the French capital and beyond.
Here are some highlights of the day's fall-winter menswear shows in Paris.
Dior pulls the stars in conveyor-belt menswear show in Paris
PARIS (AP) — The black box construction branded "DIOR" was so big it obscured the view of the Eiffel Tower.
The sheer scale of menswear designer Kim Jones' pop-up venue of 2,840 square meters (30,570 square feet) could only mean one thing: he was competing for show of the season on Friday at Paris Fashion Week.
A high-tech conveyor-belt catwalk allowed models to parade before a starry Dior Men front row that included Kate Moss, Lily Allen and a tardy Robert Pattinson.
Vuitton’s Abloh celebrates Michael Jackson in Paris menswear
PARIS (AP) — Louis Vuitton's designer Virgil Abloh transported celebrity guests at Paris Fashion Week to the graffitied streets of New York in a dramatic menswear ode to Michael Jackson.
Abloh, the first African-American to head a major European fashion house, used his unique platform Thursday to celebrate one of America's most globally recognized and celebrated black performers.
Here are some highlights of Thursday's fall-winter shows.
The sea, the sea: Chanel creates beach to cap Paris season
PARIS (AP) — An autumnal chill is in the air in Paris, but Karl Lagerfeld managed to spirit the Paris Fashion Week crowd away to an idyllic beachscape on Tuesday, the last day of the ready-to-wear shows.
With a click of his gloved fingers, Chanel's eccentric couturier transformed the inside of the Grand Palais into a sunny Saint Tropez beach for his celebrity-filled spring-summer runway display.
A real sandy beach and wooden huts awaited surprised guests, as water lapped a shore in frothy waves.
Thom Browne uses a myriad of patterns and vibrant tones at Paris fashion show
Stella McCartney embraces roots, advises animal activists
PARIS (AP) — An on-form Stella McCartney presented her first Paris Fashion Week collection since taking full control of her eponymous design house this year by buying the 50 percent stake owned by luxury giant Kering.
The British-American designer used her new independence to go back to her artistic roots on the runway Monday and spoke to The Associated Press about animal rights in the industry and fashion's fledgling steps to go fur-free.
Here are some Fashion Week highlights for Spring 2019:
L’Oreal hosts 1st show on Seine in Paris; Valentino delights
PARIS (AP) — As Paris Fashion Week heads toward the finish line, Sunday's shows went up a gear as L'Oreal Paris claimed to have staged the first runway show in history on the Seine River.
The star-filled extravaganza that drew crowds and halted traffic was held on a 60-meter floating podium.
Uninvited guests clambered around barriers to get a free glimpse at Game of Thrones' Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and actress Eva Longoria who took turns as models, alongside Andie MacDowell who talked ageism to AP.
Hermes goes to the races, Westwood goes street in Paris
PARIS (AP) — Hermes galvanized its links with the equestrian Saturday by holding its Paris Fashion Week runway show at the French capital's celebrated Longchamp Racecourse. Vivienne Westwood, meanwhile, went street, Elie Saab got playful and the runways in general got a lot of models dressed in black and white.
Here are some highlights from the Spring 2019 shows at Paris Fashion Week:
Amid buzz, Hedi Slimane unveils deja vu Celine Paris debut
PARIS (AP) — Where Hedi Slimane goes, the buzz is sure to follow.
The love-him-or-hate-him designer, credited with starting the global skinny menswear style via Dior Homme and later revamping Saint Laurent, returned at long last to the Paris Fashion Week calendar to unveil his debut at Celine Friday.
The reception was muted among critics who viewed it as deja vu from Slimane's Saint Laurent days.
Correction: France-Paris Fashion Week-Watch story
PARIS (AP) — In a story Sept. 27 about the Paris Fashion Week, The Associated Press reported erroneously that French couturier Jean Paul Gaultier's new musical review would open at the Folies Pigalle theater. The venue is actually the Folies Bergere.
Starry Saint Laurent show in Paris sees models walk on water
PARIS (AP) — With a powerful front row of stars, Saint Laurent headlined the second day of Paris Fashion Week in an eclectic French twist on American styles that featured models walking on water.
Tuesday's spring-summer collections also showcased emerging talents: from 26-year-old designer Marine Serre to the Tokyo-based house Anrealage.
Dior and Gucci theatrically kick off Paris Fashion Week
PARIS (AP) — Dance and theatricality were at the heart of Paris Fashion Week's first day of spring shows, as American stars Blake Lively and Shailene Woodley gushed over Dior's balletic presentation at the famed Longchamps racecourse. While, Gucci held its evening spectacle at France's answer to Studio 54, the iconic Le Palace — once the club that showcased fashion's most dramatic looks.
PARIS (AP) — The debut Louis Vuitton collection by Virgil Abloh, the first African-American to head a major European fashion house, drew stars of all stripes to Paris for his rainbow-themed menswear show.
PARIS (AP) — The fashion circus of magazine editors, bloggers, photographers and buyers cried "Bonjour Paris" Wednesday as the first full day of menswear fashion shows kicked off in the French capital.
Edgy brand Off-White drew renewed attention at its show, thanks to the meteoric rise of its African-American designer Virgil Abloh — now chief of Louis Vuitton menswear.
While, Valentino brought in the celebrities.
Some highlights of the spring and summer menswear shows:
PARIS (AP) — VIP guests at Paris Fashion Week left the urban bustle at the door Tuesday as they entered Paris' Grand Palais to discover a giant indoor forest complete with dewy scents and rustling dry leaves at Chanel's spectacular ode to fall.
Designer Karl Lagerfeld crowned the fall-winter shows on its final day with his oak and poplar forest — a welcome breath of fresh air for fatigued fashionistas as they reached the finish line after viewing over 70 collections during the week.
PARIS (AP) — In a fall-winter season that's featured a fair share of fur on the runway in spite of growing resistance, Stella McCartney's show was the ecological antidote at Paris Fashion Week.
Guests including actresses Kristin Scott Thomas and Isabelle Huppert were served up green juices with spirulina before the McCartney's beautifully uplifting leather-and-fur-free collection inside the ornate Paris Opera.
PARIS (AP) — In a low-key Givenchy hoody, actor Idris Elba joined forces with actress Elle Fanning in a blue Valentino gown to buck this week's trend and bring some A-list star power to Paris Fashion Week on Sunday.
PARIS (AP) — The buttoned-up styles of the Victorian era have met their nemesis in the unbridled sexuality of British punk in contrasting shows at Paris Fashion Week.
Here are some of the fall-winter highlights from the shows Saturday, which included Vivienne Westwood, Elie Saab and Hermes:
VIVIENNE WESTWOOD GETS SAUCY
The raw sexuality of British punk was on full display at Austrian designer Andreas Kronthaler's show for Vivienne Westwood.
PARIS (AP) — "The Oscars, the Oscars," was the refrain used by Paris Fashion Week organizers to explain the low-key turnout Friday for top stars who normally flock to the City of Light's coveted front rows.
Whether it was Sunday's Academy Awards in Los Angeles or Friday's French equivalent, the Cesars, that kept A-listers at bay it didn't seem to affect the energy levels at the 80s' disco-themed Balmain collection.
PARIS (AP) — A romantic Victorian spirit infused many of the fluid dresses and silk shirts shown Thursday at Chloe during Paris Fashion Week's fall-winter 2018 shows.
Kenzo channeled painter Henri Rousseau's jungle aesthetic with striped knitted skirts and tops in eye-popping colors while Manish Arora mixed the vibrant colors of the Indian subcontinent with styles in Japan.
Paris Fashion Week: Roaring Twenties, nature, Glam Rock
PARIS (AP) — Paris Fashion Week is continuing in the French capital. Themes from the natural world, to the Roaring Twenties to the era of Glam Rock have been channeled on Day 2 of the shows.
Here are some of the fall-winter 2018 highlights:
For his sophomore outing, designer Olivier Lapidus continued to lead Lanvin down its newer, more commercial path.
Dior’s ’60s flower power celebrates women’s rights in Paris
PARIS (AP) — The subzero temperatures didn't dampen Paris Fashion Week, which began with dark 80s atmospherics at Saint Laurent and a bright flower-power ode to female empowerment from Dior.
Here are some of Tuesday's highlights at the fall-winter 2018 fashion shows:
Chanel waterfall, Vuitton VIPs vie for attention in Paris
PARIS (AP) — The Paris sun shone through the Grand Palais glass ceiling, past Chanel's awe-struck celebrity guests, until it formed a rainbow on a 15-meter (50-foot) waterfall on the final day of Paris Fashion Week.
Showman designer Karl Lagerfeld outdid even himself this season, creating a lush indoor canyon replete with six spectacular waterfalls — all for his 20-minute show.
Stella McCartney takes on the ’80s at Paris Fashion Week
PARIS (AP) — Boundless ideas with 80s daring were the expansive spirit of Stella McCartney's accomplished collection at Paris Fashion Week. The acid styles had some front-row celebrities recalling their heady youth as they tapped their heels to the music.
Here are some highlights of Monday's spring-summer 2018 Paris Fashion Week shows:
Fonda, Mirren make star turns as fashion models for L’Oreal
PARIS (AP) — Jane Fonda and Helen Mirren were the toast of Paris as the two septuagenarian actresses modelled for L'Oreal. The cosmetics giant transformed the Champs-Elysees avenue into a dazzling open-air fashion runway for a one-off event on Sunday.
Other sought-after Hollywood actresses flew in to the French capital to see the collection marking a new chapter of a storied fashion house.
Amazonian color, dramatic silhouettes hit the Paris runways
PARIS (AP) — Amazonian color and exaggerated silhouettes reigned at Paris Fashion Week shows, as actresses Abbie Cornish and Emily Robinson joined it-girl Olivia Palermo on the coveted front row seats.
Here are the highlights of the spring-summer 2018 ready-to-wear collections on Saturday.
ELIE SAAB'S AMAZON FEVER
Elie Saab always adds a little bite to his creations — and this season, the Lebanese designer evoked the verdant Amazon — in all its danger, wildness and tropical vivacity.
Rich colors dominate the runway at Paris Fashion Week
PARIS (AP) — Soirees merged from night to day as design houses Nina Ricci and Issey Miyake showed off color-rich creations in Friday's installment of celebrity-filled Paris Fashion Week.
Here are some highlights of the spring-summer 2018 ready-to-wear shows.
Paris fashion: Excess at Balmain; Chloe designer makes debut
PARIS (AP) — Claudia Schiffer and Pamela Anderson added some star quality to Paris Fashion Week's decadent Balmain collection Thursday, while a debut from Chloe's new designer wowed the crowds.
Here are some highlights of Thursday's spring-summer 2018 ready-to-wear shows.
BALMAIN'S OPERATIC EXCESS
Fashion needs its showmen, and Balmain's designer Olivier Rousteing is one of them.
Jean Reno talks seduction at Lanvin designer’s Paris debut
PARIS (AP) — It was debuts and fresh faces at Paris Fashion Week Wednesday as Lanvin's new designer unveiled his first collection and Lacoste returned to the French capital.
Here are the highlights of the 2018 spring-summer ready-to-wear shows.
LANVIN'S PLAY-IT-SAFE DEBUT
The son of famed French designer Ted Lapidus, Olivier Lapidus had a lot to prove for his debut show at Lanvin, one of Paris' most respected, yet keenly-critiqued, fashion houses.
Dior fuses ’60s spirit, women’s lib at Paris Fashion Week
PARIS (AP) — Eighty-three shows on the calendar, talent coming in from over 20 countries and jet-setting celebrities flocking into the French capital can only mean one thing: It's time for Paris Fashion Week.
Here are the highlights of the ready-to-wear spring-summer 2018 collections Tuesday in the City of Light.
Belinda Bullshoe isn't your ordinary fashion designer.
The Blackfeet woman was dressed simply in a printed tank and black skirt as she sat beneath a canopy at the Northwest Montana Fair on a blustery Friday afternoon. She and her husband, Rod, were selling blankets to help fund their upcoming trip to Paris Fashion Week.
PARIS (AP) — Actress Gabrielle Union joined French actor Reda Kateb on the front row of the edgy Lanvin show at Paris Fashion Week.
Here are some highlights from Sunday, the last day of spring-summer 2018 menswear collections.
LANVIN'S HYBRID STYLE
It was sartorial fused with street. As VIP guests looked on, Lucas Ossendrijver's passion for hybrid styles found its voice on the catwalk for Lanvin.
PARIS (AP) — Celebrating a decade at the creative helm of Dior Homme on Saturday, designer Kris Van Assche held court with Christian Slater, Jamie Bell and Kata Mara at his catwalk collection that paid homage to the iconic Dior suit.
Here are some highlights of the spring-summer 2018 menswear collections at Paris Fashion Week.
PARIS (AP) — It's rare that an event can upstage a top Paris Fashion Week show taking place in the French capital's ornate Grand Palais.
But guests arriving at the Cerruti display witnessed one — and flocked to take in a major aquatic spectacle happening on and below the gilded Alexandre III bridge as Paris tried to woo Olympic officials in its bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics.
Here are the highlights of Friday's spring-summer 2018 menswear collections at Paris Fashion Week.
PARIS (AP) — Dries Van Noten went 80s, Rick Owens dabbled in abstract musing while sweltering celebrity guests such as model-actress Naomi Campbell got an exotic taste of wanderlust from Louis Vuitton.
Here are the highlights of Thursday's menswear collections for spring-summer 2018 at Paris Fashion Week.
LOUIS VUITTON'S GREAT ESCAPE
The sun beat down on VIP guests attending Louis Vuitton's open air show inside the storied Palais Royal gardens.
PARIS (AP) — The rocking soundtrack blasting out the lyrics "Stella's On" had guests including Pamela Anderson and Salma Hayek tapping their feet at the gilded Opera Garnier venue in Paris.
It was a knockout, energy-filled show for Stella McCartney — who headlined Monday's installment of Paris Fashion Week and ended with a bittersweet tribute to the late George Michael.
PARIS (AP) — It's no secret that politics infuses fashion — and some critics are interpreting the mania for blue at Paris Fashion Week as a statement of "the blues" about the perceived rise of nationalism across Europe and America.
Here are some highlights from Sunday's star-filled Paris shows — including how a 9-year-old fashionista turned heads at Valentino.
BLUE IS COLOR OF SEASON
While its exact symbolism is up for debate, one thing is certain: blue is the color of the season.
PARIS (AP) — It was designer Elie Saab's first collection since his coup of dressing Meryl Streep for the Oscars following the actress' high-profile spat with Chanel.
The deep blue embellishments of Streep's lauded Oscars gown were picked up again in Saturday's fall-winter Paris show, inspired by the magical, romantic ballet Giselle.
Meanwhile, Paris Fashion Week went gaga for the Hadid sisters.
PARIS (AP) — Christian Dior sang the blues to its star-studded front row at Paris Fashion Week on Friday in Maria Grazia Chiuri's sophomore ready-to-wear show that celebrated all things navy.
Attendees Kate Moss, Rosamund Pike, Uma Thurman, Sienna Miller and a tardy Rihanna, ensured that Dior's was the most attention-grabbing on the fourth day of fall-winter 2017 collections.
PARIS (AP) — Solange Knowles was among the fashion, film and music industry stars out for British designer Clare Waight Keller's swan song at Chloe at Paris Fashion Week Thursday.
But politics also was in the air with France's culture minister saying the rise of nationalism could threaten Paris' multicultural fashion industry.