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Haute and Bothered: Fall 2012 Couture’s Most Gaspworthy Collections

‘Twas a lovely haute couture season, wasn’t it? And ’twas an eventful one at that — what with Raf Simons making his debut as Dior‘s new couturier, Donatella Versace staging her first proper couture show in almost a decade and Maison Martin Margiela showing its first ever couture collection. In between those memorable moments were a number of gorgeous creations that left audiences clutching their collective pearls. It’s always sad to see a good couture season end so let’s relive the haute highlights with the 10 Most Gaspworthy Collections. In case of hyperventilation, have your Chanel Choupette bag at the ready.

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Kate Moss Revisits Johnny Depp Love Getaway in Vogue

Kate Moss has a history with the Ritz as deep and glamorous as her recent ritzy shoot for Vogue. “When I was with Johnny Depp, he always stayed there. I had an apartment in Paris at the time, but he said, ‘No, we’re staying at the Ritz,’ so he came by and swept me up to the Ritz—he didn’t want to slum it in my apartment!” Dressed by handmaidens in Giambattista Valli, Armani Privé, Dior Haute Couture, and custom Balenciaga by Nicholas Ghesquière to tickle your fancy, it’s hard to resist Mrs. Moss, dripping in glamour and Chanel. 

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Paris Fashion Week Packs in the Trends & Carries Them For You

And the French get the final say. Paris Fashion Week has drawn to a close and we’ve sifted the runways for the trends that will affect your wardrobe come September, or sooner. Designers have squared offwhited out, and swept their competition. Karl Lagerfeld and Marc Jacobs were on some similar wavelengths for the new silhouette of Chanel and Louis Vuitton. Ann Demeulemeester and Gareth Pugh finally got coordinating dragon tattoos. Meanwhile, the leg bomber strikes again and we’re still highlighting the hot outline. Now, follow the bell hop to the trends of Fall 2012. 

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FASHIONVILLE | February 28

Karl Lagerfeld Lights Up Numéro Magazine

Multi-talented multi-hyphenate Karl Lagerfeld recruited a cadre of supermodels, threw them in the latest and hautest couture and invited some light tubes along for the ride for the latest issue of Numéro. Karlie Kloss, Saskia de Brauw, Lindsey Wixson, Daria Strokous and Aymeline Valade model the hell out of Givenchy, Chanel, Maxime Simoens, Jean Paul Gaultier, Atelier Versace, Valentino, Christian Dior and Giambattista Valli et al in the phosphorescent photo spread, “Neo Couture,” styled by Rebecca Bleynie and Vanessa Metz.

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