Is it our imagination, or are all the hottest new models brunettes—and weirdly aggravated? Step out of their way…
The oversize overcoat—seen at Céline, Chanel, Comme des Garçons, and Proenza Schouler (from left)—is one the few trends from the eighties that we welcome back wholeheartedly.
Among the striking beauty notes (from top): Chanel’s crystal-encrusted eyebrows, Fendi’s white-feathered eye shadow, Miu Miu’s psychedelic swirls, and the butterfly lips at Giambattista Valli’s couture show.
God bless 67-year-old sex kitten Helen Mirren, who arrived at Dolce & Gabbana looking like Marilyn Monroe.
From Louis Vuitton’s squashed fuzzy stovepipes to Roberto Cavalli’s feathered helmets and Donna Karan’s cocked fedoras (from left), the runways were bursting with terrific toppers.
Using a scrap of this and a swath of that, the likes of Jean Paul Gaultier, Gareth Pugh, and Alexander Wang, along with Kenzo’s Humberto Leon and Carol Lim (from left), managed to stitch together—like mad scientists in the middle of the night—some wonderfully weird creations.
Lanvin (top) and Prada (bottom) brought the bling every which way with their bejeweled accessories.
Fans of Berluti’s sophisticated shoes can now wear the label from head to polished toe. “These are the clothes I would collect,” says the recently appointed creative director Alessandro Sartori of his men’s collection. “They look and feel as though they have been passed from father to son.”
After nearly three decades of designing opulent baubles worn by everyone from Madonna to Michelle Obama, Erickson Beamon has expanded into ready-to-wear. Reminiscent of the burlesque scene of thirties Berlin, the new jewel-toned slip dresses and slinky evening gowns are every bit as rich and gorgeous as the brand’s more established offerings.
Is it a she? A he? A she pretending to be a he? Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan, and Prabal Gurung (from left) kept us guessing with their androgynous-chic tailoring.