Couture Fashion Week wrapped up last Wednesday, and celebrity stylists now have many stunning new looks to add to their repertoires.
From Karl Lagerfeld’s latest for Chanel to the first at Dior by Raf Simons, A-listers like Michelle Williams, Emma Stone and Anne Hathaway will have plenty of gorgeous gowns to choose from over the next several months. These 12 exquisite confections, in particular, are certain to be coming to a red carpet near you.
Jean Paul Gaultier
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I’m at a loss for adjectives that adequately describe the beauty of the haute couture gowns shown in Paris this week, so I will let the dresses speak for themselves. Please click to enlarge, so you can see each intricate detail and ornate embellishment in high resolution.
Valentino / Azzedine Alaia / Givenchy / Elie Saab / Armani Privé / Jean Paul Gaultier / Chanel
Images via Vogue UK
From June 17 to October 2, 2011, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) will be hosting the first international exhibition devoted to renowned French designer Jean Paul Gaultier, titled The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk. The exhibition will feature 140 ensembles on animated mannequins created by UBU/Compagnie de création. The MMFA held VIP previews earlier this week in advance of the official opening this Friday.
I’ll definitely be making the short jaunt from Toronto to Montreal to see the JPG exhibition this summer. Who’s coming with?
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It took JPG and a Mexican theme to finally bring some drama to Couture Week. The short numbers look like they were made for Lady Gaga…or perhaps inspired by her?
Images via Catwalking.com
After yesterday’s blurry sneak peek of the Jean Paul Gaultier for Target collection, Refinery29 got their hands on the full lookbook. And I am thoroughly disappointed. What looked rather promising yesterday is now quite clearly unappealing to me. There literally isn’t a single item I’m interested in…not even the nautical pieces you’d think would be a surefire hit with me.
What I thought might save the day was the Zac Posen for Target
lookbook posted on fashionista.com today. Zac Posen x Target is set to launch April 25th and I was hoping for some cute dresses in the collection. I see only one – this floral print brocade dress – but even then it’s not a must-have, especially not for $74.99 sight unseen.
So for now it seems the only Target collabo-related excitement for me is the Rodarte for Target black lace cardigan
I finally broke down and bought off eBay. I ended up paying over retail of course, but I suppose that’s my penance for forgetting about the collection’s launch until all was already sold out online. In case you’re wondering, I will not
be styling my cardi like this lookbook image. I’m not nearly tough enough for such a hard look. I’m a lace with bows and ruffles softie. Not a lace with Doc Martens and animal print kinda gal.
The dust has yet to settle from the launch of the Rodarte for Target collection in December and we’re already movin’ right along on to the next Target collaboration. Jean Paul Gaultier for Target is set to hit stores March 7 and here are the first looks at the collection. The quality of the photos aren’t the greatest, but so far I’m really liking what I’m seeing. This just might be the Target collaboration I actually stay up late for to buy online at midnight. We shall see.
WWD reports that the next designer tapped to collaborate with Target is none other than Jean Paul Gaultier. The collection is slated for release March 7, 2010 to April 11, 2010. Having been rather unimpressed with the Target collaborations with Alexander McQueen and Anna Sui this year and feeling a tad uncertain about the upcoming release of the Rodarte for Target collection, I have high hopes for this one. I’m not sure why though, given that I just revisited photos of the Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 RTV collection and found none of the looks to be very me. Fingers crossed JPG’s tribute to the American woman will also appeal to this Canadian fashionista.