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Chanel Couture Spring 2009

When most people have a good idea, they put it down on paper. Karl Lagerfeld cuts it out of paper.

Martin Margiela Artisanal
Spring 2009

The conceptual Belgian transformed the commonest of materials — paper towels, shoelaces and plastic price-tag fasteners — into witty confections.

Cathy Pill Couture Spring 2009

Best known for her prints, Cathy Pill went cosmic with her ready-to-wear collection. The abstract, pixelated prints had an alluring futuristic vibe.

Backstage Beauty: Couture Spring 2009

WWD ventures backstage, interviewing the makeup artists and hairstylists that add the essential finishing touch to every runway show.

Bold, Graphic Beauty at Armani Privé

"Mr. Armani wanted no color on the face whatsoever," explained makeup artist Linda Cantello.

Alexis Mabille Couture
Spring 2009

Mabille is one of fashion’s brightest young lights, one with a strong understanding of French chic and a penchant for witty riffs on his-for-her and vice-versa.

Christian Dior's Ethereal Beauty

For Dior's spring-summer 2009 haute couture show, makeup artist Pat McGrath gleaned inspiration from Johannes Vermeer's painting, "Girl with a Pearl Earring."

A Mexican Take on Beauty at Mabille

When designer Alexis Mabille visited Mexico, he saw a painting by Diego Rivera that served to inspire a braided look for models.

Spring 2009 Couture

All the latest fashion and beauty coverage from Paris.

Stéphane Rolland
Spring Couture 2009

For spring, Rolland put architectural details on slinky silhouettes, and cited Ron Arad, Andrée Putman and Brancusi as inspirations.

Elana Posner

Peter Som, Creative Design Studios Split

Designer cancels February show.

Scherrer Store Closes in Paris

Jean-Louis Scherrer’s Avenue Montaigne flagship has closed.

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