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Couture, Fall 2014, paris, couture week, review, collection, runway, Alexandre Vauthier

Alexandre Vauthier Couture Fall 2014

Alexandre Vauthier is weaning himself off the dazzle of disco, and embracing resplendent reality.

Ulyana Sergeenko, Couture, Fall 2014, fashion shows, reviews, runway

Ulyana Sergeenko Couture Fall 2014

The designer looked back to Russia’s revolutionary period, setting out to translate the political and creative turmoil into her couture lineup.

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Armani Privé Couture Fall 2014

Giorgio Armani had two big ideas for fall couture: daywear with swing, and subdued eveningwear with added froth.

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Chanel Flip-Flops for Couture

The simple thong sandal gets the atelier treatment on the runway.

Stéphane Rolland, Couture Fall 2014, paris fashion week, pfw, fashion shows, reviews, runway

Stéphane Rolland Couture Fall 2014

The red-carpet favorite of Paz Vega and Kim Kardashian upped the theatrical factor of his architectural designs with a short film.

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Bouchra Jarrar Couture Fall 2014

Proud to be showing her 10th couture collection as an independent designer, she continues to strengthen her craft.

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Chanel Couture Fall 2014

“Le Corbusier goes to Versailles” is how Karl Lagerfeld described his collection for Chanel.

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Alexis Mabille Couture Fall 2014

The designer focused on dress variations of tuxedos, in addition to feminine reworkings of men’s shirts.

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Giambattista Valli Couture Fall 2014

Giambattista Valli let loose with a collection that brought to mind some glamorous beach club in the era of Classical Hollywood.

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Dior Haute Couture Fall 2014

The show featured eight distinct sections, some seemingly unrelated but in fact linked by Simons’ manipulation of past concepts into modern chic.

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Schiaparelli Couture Fall 2014

With Christian Lacroix and John Galliano no longer plying the couture craft, Marco Zanini has stepped in to offer flamboyance and eccentricity.

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Younger Clients Drive Growth of Couture

An influx of clients, including a new wave from China, is helping to pad couture’s coffers, fueling double-digit growth for the most expensive clothes on earth.

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