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Chloé: Attitudes
By Sarah Mower


Jane & Serge
By Andrew Birkin


Vogue and The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute: Parties, Exhibitions, People
By Hamish Bowles


Loulou de la Falaise
By Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni


Halston: Inventing American Fashion
By Lesley Frowick


Dries van Noten
By Pamela Golbin


A Denim Story
By Emily Current, Meritt Elliott, Hilary Walsh 


Veruschka: From Vera to Veruschka
By Johnny Moncada


Draw Blood for Proof
By Mario Sorrenti


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By Alexander Vreeland


Vogue Paris Collections Printemps-Été 2015

From the Vogue Paris web site...

La couverture annonce la couleur: l’été 2015 sera contrasté. Au programme de ce guide des tendances : les défilés de New York, Londres, Milan et Paris décryptés à travers près de 2000 looks et 1500 accessoires. En kiosque aujourd’hui.

"Premièrement, l’esprit de contradiction: jamais il n’aura été aussi flagrant, tissant les contours d’une nouvelle modernité" écrit Emmanuelle Alt, rédactrice en chef de Vogue Paris dans l’édito du Vogue Collections printemps-été 2015. En couverture de cette édition spéciale, qui condense les meilleurs looks et accessoires de la dernière Fashion Week, un camaïeu de noir et de rouge, habillé de traits blancs dessinant les contours d’une saison haute en contrastes. Influences Seventies entre fièvre du samedi soir et gypset bohème, accents militaires kaki ou marine, jeux de transparence, patchworks de tissus vintage et mix & match de volumes et de matières…Le meilleur destendances de la saison, que Vogue Paris décrypte dans ce guide essentiel à découvrir en kiosque aujourd’hui.

The cover says it all, Summer 2015 is coming bolder than ever before. Browse over 2,000 looks and 1,500 accessories lifted straight out of Fashion Week from New York to Paris. The Vogue guide to the trends you'll want to get behind, in newsstands today.

"The spirit of contradiction has never been stated so clearly, heralding a new form of modernity in no uncertain terms," writes Emmanuelle Alt, editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris in the Vogue Collections Spring/Summer 2015 issue. Rounding up the top looks and accessories from Fashion Week, this contrast is translated through a cover painted loud, in a flash of red exalted by black through to the lines of white that trace the silhouettes, to stand-out effect. From Seventies influences spanning Saturday Night Fever to hippy deluxe, military accents in navy or khaki to vintage prints, mesh or sheer fabrics and a whole mix of volume and material, this is your must-have guide to all the catwalk trends you need to know about. Make way for the fashion bible of the season by Vogue Paris, in newsstands today.

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Vogue Paris Collections Fall/Winter 2015 cover image © 2014 Condé Nast. All Rights Reserved.


Vogue Paris: Biker Couture

Vogue Paris: Biker Couture
By Paul Kolyer

Couture has taken to the streets, having been knocked off the salon pedestal for some time now, and Anastasia Barbieri has clearly taken the street influences in her collaboration with Glen Luchford, whose new book Pictorialism, is on my wish list. Anastasia adds a casquette en cuir and biker boots throughout this charming shoot. The casquette has been favored by Emmanuelle Alt for some time, a Greek fisherman style in navy is seen on her above.

My first sight of Dior couture was this WWD cover and I was overjoyed! I love the flight suit updated by the Dior Atelier for 21st century chic. I instantly remembered Galliano taking a bow in an astronaut uniform after a Dior couture show. Anastasia brings the look down to earth with Sasha playing guitar in her dark bob and Tiffany diamonds. Perhaps this charming girl needs to make some spare change to pay for these high dollar looks!

Zuhair Murad is a couturier in the grand French tradition of Hubert Givenchy, he loves highly embellished feminine fabrics and silhouettes. The bomber jacket influence is everywhere in fashion and Anastasia shows a Margiela silk version with a bomber-like blouson by Murad over his pleated gown.

Gaultier brings sporty back. He knows how to elevate sporty separates to haute levels with couture craftsmanship. His silver off the shoulder top and matching joggers over a black embellished maillot turn heads on the subway commute.

Black leather flat boots are always in style and the more biker the better to go with this fall's couture. These boots give a downtown feel to the upscale clothes. October's issue has a fabulous selection, as did Emmanuelle Alt's grunge editorial from last fall, like these vintage boots.

The Schiapparelli reboot is hitting its stride with a knockout couture collection. Schiapparelli excelled at tailored evening jackets and coats. This zoot suit style strong shouldered look has the flavor of this vintage picture of Salvador Dali in a tux with his wife and friend in Schiapparelli ensembles from 1939.

Chanel had a biker moment in 1991, when Karl Lagerfeld showed leather jackets and biker boots. Far from the Chanel couture Versailles influence, Sasha perches on a sidewalk sofa. The one in the Louis XIV style is left behind in her mother's Park Avenue parlor.

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Vogue Paris In Black, White, And Red

Vogue Paris in Black, White, and Red
By Paul Kolyer

The popular phrase "time flies" sounds so much chicer in Latin, especially the original version — "Fugit, inreparabile tempus"or "It escapes, irretrievable time." Just so timely now as our lives, and the fashion world, are flying faster than ever! Dior will show Pre-Fall 2015 in Tokyo soon, and I am shopping for a Fall 2014 coat. September is gone, may as well kiss October au revoir too. Thank goodness Vogue Paris freezes time in such well-edited and chic tomes to save and savor!

Looking back at the September and October issues, I am reminded of a classic joke with a chic little twist. "What is black and white and read all over?" "Vogue Paris mon chéri!" The September issue is packed with black-and-white Parisian style. The illustration by the famous René Gruau sums up Parisian elegance, black ink on paper.

As soon as pictures showed editor-in-chief Emmanuelle Alt and new fashion director Suzanne Koller at Nicolas Ghesquière's first Louis Vuitton show, we knew Vogue Paris was back in the front row! September cover girl Natasha Poly wears LV and we are treated to an editorial and handsome black-and-white portrait of Nicolas by Karim Sadli.

Meanwhile in Paris, Suzanne Koller styles Edie Campbell in Fall dresses, don't you love Edie's new hairstyle and color? The shorter length dresses with high boots are everywhere, this selection includes beautiful examples!

Not to be out-booted, Emmanuelle Alt chooses Versace thigh highs — and nothing else — for October on new mom Natasha Poly!

Black lace is so French and Emmanuelle Alt gives us the short of it in her September issue…


and the long of it in her October issue…. très sexy !

The fashion pack and EA love Anthony Vaccarello. Emmanuelle Alt styles his looks in September and October in glorious black, or black and red!

The French term haute joaillerie brings to mind the Place de la Concorde and the September and October issues are dripping with bijoux! Geraldine Saglio exhales chic with every photo and Suzanne Koller stuns with Hedi Slimane muse Grace Hartzel in necklaces and earrings from the most glamorous jewelry houses.

September also brought us the return of Raquel Zimmermann. Top stylist Joe McKenna teams with Vogue Paris favorites Mert and Marcus to give Raquel a new hairstyle and fierce looks in the same strong future styles as Anna Ewers in the awesome Mert and Marcus August cover shoot.

The femme fatale is a French institution and one that Emmanuelle Alt thankfully loves to include on a regular basis! I adore Rachel's fatal attraction, dressed scantily in unisex oversize shorts by Melitta Baumeister and boots by Rick Owens!

Eyes suddenly closed and bottle in hand, an open door to the back of a van, lord knows what "seduction" she has in store, stay tuned as Vogue Paris seduces with each new issue!

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Vogue Paris November 2014: Adriana Lima

From the Vogue Paris web site... 

Un spécial beauté, incarné par Adriana Lima et photographié par Mert & Marcus, armé pour repousser avec allure les assauts de l'hiver et du temps. En kiosque le 29 octobre prochain.

"Ce numéro spécial beauté met en lumière l’avancée spectaculaire des soins anti-âge. Les nouveaux protocoles agissent avec douceur, sont plus tendres pour la peau. Du coup, les résultats sont plus naturels et plus précis", écrit Emmanuelle Alt, rédactrice en chef de Vogue Paris, dans l'édito du numéro de novembre 2014. Passage en revue des nouvelles avancées en la matière, pour un coup d'éclat et un glow retrouvés. En couverture, le top Adriana Lima se pose en figure de proue de cette bataille allurée photographiée par Mert & Marcus ainsi protégée par les cristaux de la néo-armure Dolce & Gabbana. Une protection cosmétique, doublée côté mode de peaux lainées protectrices pour glisser en douceur de l'automne à un hiver, placé sous le signe des fourrures excentriques. Les premières rigueurs du froid font souffler un vent d'audace. La haute couture descend dans la rue, le top Karlie Kloss dévale les pentes en hors-piste, l'acteur oscarisé Matthew McConaughey lève le voile sur son énergie transcendante, que d'autres rêvent de retrouver en méditant aux quatre coins du monde. Un éclat retrouvé à tous niveaux.

Adriana Lima is ready for the Winter beauty battle, on the November cover by Mert & Marcus, out October 29.

"Our beauty special puts the spotlight on the spectacular recent advancements in anti-aging technologies, this month. The latest crop of products are much gentler on the skin, producing more natural, precise results," writes Emmanuelle Alt, Vogue Paris editor-in-chief, in her November 2014 editorial. Our beauty editors review the latest skin-boosting textures that will help you get back your glow, as Adriana Lima fronts the issue as a beauty warrior in Dolce & Gabbana neo-armor, for Mert & Marcus. Protection against the ravages of Winter is not only skin-deep this month, as we pick the best sheepskins and a few highly original new furs to see you through Fall and beyond. With the cold weather, comes a bold new approach to dressing, as couture takes to the street, supermodel Karlie Kloss goes off-piste and Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey lifts the lid on how he maintains the kind of all-consuming energy that we would love to have — here's hoping that our feature on meditation around the world will go some way to achieving the same. November is all about renewed energy on all fronts, as we get ready for Winter.

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Vogue Paris November 2014 issue cover © 2014 Condé Nast. All Rights Reserved.


Vogue Paris Translation: Le Point De Vue De Vogue October 2014

La vedette de ce numéro est cette chose craquante, un vrai bébé Johnson, que tout le monde a envie de prendre ses bras. Elle s'appelle Aleksandra, blonde aux yeux bleu marine, c'est la fille de la top model Natasha Poly, avec qui cette enfant a posé avec une gentillesse, une sagesse confondante pour la série  de mode ‹‹une air de famille››, photographiée par Mario Testino. Il y a quelque chose de réjouissant dans le fait d'être assuré que les mannequins avec qui nous travaillons ont une vie épanouie — en dehors de leur carrière qui consiste beaucoup à paraître. Beauté ultra-glamour, Natasha apparaît régulièrement dans Vogue depuis maintenant dix ans. C'est un peu notre petite sœur. On ne sait si sa fille marchera sur les traces de Natasha. En tout cas, ce bébé de rêve fait aujourd'hui un peu partie de la famille.

The star of this issue is this irresistible thing, a real Johnson baby, that everyone wants to take in their arms. Her name is Aleksandra, blonde with sea blue eyes, the daughter of supermodel Natasha Poly, with whom the child is posed with kindness, an astounding wisdom for the fashion series "a family resemblance" photographed by Mario Testino. There is something gratifying in being assured that the models we work with have a fulfilling life — outside of their career which involves a lot to look good. Ultra-glamorous beauty, Natasha has appeared regularly in Vogue for the last ten years. She's kind of our little sister. We do not know if her daughter will walk in the footsteps of Natasha. In any event, this dream baby is now a little part of the family.

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