Reading is, for many, one of the greatest solitary pleasures – and where better to do it than at Le Pavillon des Lettres, a literary boutique hotel in the heart of Paris?
From mismatched stiletto heels to an optical illusion style “zig-zag” gown, she is turning heads in the prestigious capital.
From Naomi Campbell‘s surprise runway return for Valentino to Viktor and Rolf’s meme-inspired dresses, Haute Couture Fashion Week has provided some serious desk-side chatter.Renowned for its dreamlike creations and purse-load of zeros price tags, the world of couture is seriously exclusive – giving the industry’s elite the perfect chance to demonstrate their sartorial prowess via the FROW.Thankfully, Céline Dion has continued to defend her position as reigning Queen of Couture this season in a series of gram-worthy outfit changes. First up, she watched the Alexandre Vauthier SS19 show unfold in a thigh-high split dress by the designer.Just a mere few hours later, she switched up the drama in a bow-embellished shirt and co-ordinating trousers for the Giorgio Armani Privé runway – where she gave the main man himself a quick post-show hug.Over at Chanel, brand ambassador Kristen Stewart stole the spotlight in a cropped jacket (in trademark bouclé of course) with metallic low-slung trousers and millennial-style sunnies to finish. Meanwhile, fellow actress Marion Cotillard demonstrated how to work the cycling short trend in the winter months with a chic quilted bum bag to hand.From rising star Rami Malek at Dior to a Valentino-clad Kristin Scott Thomas (we need her coat), here’s who wore what at Haute Couture Fashion Week.Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK.Read more from Yahoo Style UK: Fashion’s ‘It’ crowd is getting younger, as Netflix’s rising stars take to the FROW at FendiFrom Naomi Campbell to David Beckham, all the celebrity style from Paris Men’s Fashion WeekBest dressed Brits: January 2019’s top celebrity fashion
An Instagram influencer from Australia says she was denied entry to the Louvre in Paris because of her dress.
Ava Phillippe, and a gathering of other celebrity offspring, will be making their debuts at the 2017 Bal des Débutantes in November.
Actress Emily Ratajkowski turned heads in a little black dress by French fashion designer Mugler at the Vogue Paris Foundation gala dinner Tuesday night.
From tulle gowns, to sequinned florals, to delicately draped chiffon, the Giambattista Valli Haute Couture Show in Paris was a cacophony of beauty. Here are the best looks from the runway.From ELLE UK
Being proposed to at the Eiffel Tower may be a cliché, but clichés are clichés for a reason – it would be pretty romantic.Certain spots throughout the world are more popular to pop the question at than others, though surprisingly, the Paris’ famous Tower is only the twelfth on the list.Jewellery company Avanti analysed more than 10,000 photos on Instagram by looking for the hashtags #proposal, #shesaidyes, #amazingproposal, #ononeknee and #beautifulproposal to create a list of the most popular proposal locations in the world (well, amongst Instagram fans anyway).Why are some men still asking their partner's father for permission to propose?How much the average wedding costs in the UK
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Photo: Just when you thought the fashion dust had settled, Raf Simons is stepping down from Dior. After less than four hugely successful years as the creative director of the French house, WWD reports that Simons is stepping down “for personal reasons.” Sources tell the trade paper that the break up is amicable, before adding that the real reason was a disagreement over the terms of his new contract, but Simons released his own statement: It is after careful and long consideration that I have decided to leave my position as creative director of Christian Dior’s women’s collection. Christian Dior is an extraordinary company, and it has been an immense privilege to write a few pages of this magnificent book. I want to thank Mr. Bernard Arnault for the trust he has put in me, giving me the incredible opportunity to work at this beautiful house surrounded by the most amazing team one could ever dream of. I have also had the chance over the last few years to benefit from the leadership of Sidney Toledano.
Photo: Scientists hate him! Karl Lagerfeld, the man behind Chanel, Fendi, and his own namesake line, seems to show no sign of slowing down, despite him being 82-ish years old. Prior to showing Chanel’s airport-themed spring 2016 collection in Paris, the senior designer—who says his contracts with both Fendi and Chanel are “for life"—spoke with Vogue UK editor-in-chief Alexandra Shulman about the fact that he “[doesn’t] feel tired at all.” According to Lagerfeld, it’s not just the fashion industry that’s amazed by his endurance, but the medical community, as well. He tells Shulman that he was once approached to undergo DNA testing, in an attempt to explain his unwavering energy and functionality, when so many octogenarians are keen to revel in their retirement. But his answer was a firm “Nein.” “I was asked by somebody to do this, because they think I’m not normal,” he says.
French women love fashion. And non-French women love it too. So it’s no surprise that the guests of Paris Fashion Week—native-born or not—are stepping out in their most fabulous garb for the final leg of the month-long shows. From Parisian legend Emmanuelle Alt’s classic outfit (Chanel flats and all) to Michelle Elie’s Prada knee-high socks and layered pearl necklaces, here’s the looks you’ll j’adore, bien sûr. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
The showers at Hussein Chalayan’s SS16 show revealed glittering party dresses. Photo: Three weeks into fashion month, Hussein Chayalan managed to do something totally new on his runway in Paris on Friday morning—give his models a shower. Chayalan’s Cuba-inspired collection made its way around the paper-clad models until splash! The water from the showers melted the jackets, revealing sparkling party dresses underneath, made in collaboration with Swarovski. “That was to represent the transformation of a militant kind of situation [in Cuba] to a more playful one,” Chalayan told Vogue after the show. He said there were a lot of challenges using water on a runway—a runway’s slippery when dry, let alone wet, and the girls were visibly chilled—but that he likes taking risks.
Thinking of giving your hair a chop to deal with the summer heat? Take a few tips from Tuesday’s Chanel Fall 2015 Haute Couture show and hairstylist Sam McKnight. For the intimate casino-themed show in Paris, McKnight sent models like Kendall Jenner, Lindsey Wixson, and Soo Joo Park down the runway with jet black, blunt, asymmetrical wigs.