Posts Tagged Fall 2011 Fashion Week

Italian born designer Giambattista Valli’s stunning Haute Couture debut in Paris has the fashion world buzzing. Some of the world’s top fashion editors attended the show and his front row guests included Olivia Palermo, Margherita Missoni, Vanessa Traina. Top models Sasha P and Liya Kebede were on the catwalk! Watch fashion video highlights from the collection and read some of the rave reviews from the world’s top fashion critics –

Giambattista Valli show-Haute Couture… by afp-fashion

“Talk about making an entrance. Valli fairly erupted onto the haute couture calendar Monday with a collection of glamorous sheath dresses and evening gowns that dripped drama.” AP

“Although this designer has dabbled with demi and semi couture in the past … the confidence and clarity with which Valli showed in this show will ensure him entry into the big brand superleague of designers in the very near future we feel.” The Daily Telegraph

“Valli’s debut couture collection brought to a crescendo the design signatures that have so enamoured the sleek, well-to-do devotees of the designer’s ready-to-wear line.” ELLE UK

“A finale of gowns embroidered with enough layers of frilled tulle to fill the entire width of the catwalk gave us our first proper fashion moment of the week.” Grazia

“Hello, gorgeous! Giambattista Valli may be a newbie at couture week (yes, this is his first collection!) but he scored a home run.” (MyDaily UK)

“On the day when he was finally able to realize his long-nursed couture dreams, Giambattista Valli rose to the challenge of tradition with a collection that threw down the gauntlet to anyone who would insist that this rarified métier is on its last legs.”

“A culmination of everything he knows about crafting gorgeous things from the ‘50–50’ relationships he has with the women whose tastes he knows so well.” (

“It was a confident start.” WWD

PARIS, France: Designer Karl Lagerfeld’s Fall 2011 Collection for Chanel was casual, dark and moody – from the apocalyptic looking set to the dark, brooding palette of the clothes the show captured the sombre tone of Paris Fall 2011 Fashion week.


Supermodel Stella Tennant opened the fall show held at the Grand Palais in Paris. Overall the Chanel Fall 2011 collection had a masculine, sporty look with gothic undertones. Images from the fashion show were streamed live on the website NowFashion this morning. Here are a few of the photo highlights from the show.

Lady Gaga made her catwalk debut tonight in Paris at Thierry Mugler’s Fall 2011 Fashion show. The 24-year-old, who wore long blonde pigtails, strutted like a pro to the sounds of her own music – the debut of a new track entitled Government Hooker, joined supermodels including Jessica Stam, Coco Rocha and Alek Wek on the runway, all dressed as Gaga-alikes with flowing peroxide ponytails or white-blonde devil horns, lip-synching to the music.

But unlike the other girls, Gaga seemed at ease walking in the towering platform shoes – an art she has mastered in her high-octane stage routines.

Photographer Sonny Vandevelde captures the magic and drama backstage at John Galliano’s Fall 2011 Mens Fashion show. We’re a major fan of Sonny’s work and you can view his Paris Fashion Week photo diary on T Magazine’s site with updates daily.

Exciting news for fans of fashion designer Tom Ford. Women’s Wear Daily is reporting Ford is quietly at work recruiting a design team for the new collection. According to WWD sources, “Ford is quietly assembling his design team, having recently tapped Caroline Tixier, a women’s ready-to-wear designer at Givenchy, and Pablo Coppola, an accessories designer at Alexander McQueen“.

Speculation in Europe is mounting that Ford is plotting a fall 2011 launch for his return to women’s wear, but with a presentation rather than a runway blowout. The designer, who gained fame in the Nineties for catapulting Gucci into fashion’s major leagues as its creative director, is said to be mulling an introduction in Milan or New York. Sources also said Ford is hammering out deals for launch exclusives with key retail partners.

The news that Ford is returning to the Women’s Ready to Wear scene fills our heart with joy and excitement. We have missed him since he departed Gucci Group in 2005 and can’t wait for him to come back.