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Pictures: Every Celebrity Spotted On The Front Row At Paris Couture Fashion Week

Pictures: Every Celebrity Spotted On The Front Row At Paris Couture Fashion Week

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This week, haute couture fashion week is taking place in all its glory in Paris. With breathtaking spectacles from the houses of Chanel, Dior, Schiaparelli and Giambattista Valli, there’s been a plethora of notable runway moments so far. The front row is just as striking.
From Keira Knightley and Marion Cotillard at Chanel, to Emma Watson and Hunter Schafer at Schiaparelli, see all the most high-profile stars attending the autumn/winter 2022 haute couture shows in Paris below.

Chiara Ferragni at Dior
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Rita Ora at Schiaparelli
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Emma Watson at Schiaparelli
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Hunter Schafer at Schiaparelli
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Karlie Kloss at Schiaparelli
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Chiara Ferragni at Schiaparelli
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Celeste at Dior
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Julia Fox at Iris van Herpen
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Sigourney Weaver at Chanel
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Princess of Thailand, Sirivannavari Nariratana Rajakanya, at Chanel
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Clémence Poésy at Chanel
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Inès de la Fressange at Chanel

Taraji P. Henson at Chanel
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Marion Cotillard at Chanel
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Keira Knightley at Chanel
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Soo-Joo Park at Chanel
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Maggie Gyllenhaal at Chanel
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Originally published in Vogue.co.uk
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Sézane Brings Cal-French Style to L.A. Pop-up, Throws Dinner Party

Sézane Brings Cal-French Style to L.A. Pop-up, Throws Dinner Party

Sézane has returned to Los Angeles.The Paris-based brand first arrived in L.A. in 2018, opening a pop-up at the Grove (a year after unveiling its New York flagship); it’s now back, this time at Platform in Culver City, Calif.
“I have always had a fondness for Culver City, and the location of Platform is incredibly charming,” founder Morgane Sézalory, who launched the brand in 2013, told WWD. “The creative community and curation of independent brands that the space has orchestrated is so perfect for Sézane. We are so proud to be amongst so many others who share our ethos on low-impact practices and sustainability, it felt like such a natural step for us to return to the West Coast as part of the Platform.”

The B Corp-certified, Parisian boho-sweet brand, known for on-trend pieces such as the signature Will jacket and Farrow bucket bag, as well as high-waist denim, mariniere and feminine blouses with a French touch, has a natural affinity for L.A., and has been working with local influencers for several years.

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To celebrate its new space, the brand threw a dinner at Ardor, the eatery at The West Hollywood Edition hotel — though Sézalory didn’t make the trip to L.A.
Her French team did, however, and were joined by rising Hollywood actresses Maria Bakalova, Akira Akbar, Ella Purnell and Laya DeLeon Hayes, as well as familiar fashion-industry faces Hilary Rhoda, TyLynn Nguyen and Elisa Sednaoui Dellal.
The menu, as imagined by Michelin-starred chef and restaurateur John Fraser, featured locally sourced ingredients — roasted veggies, grilled fish, steak — followed by a birthday cake for dessert. It was made for English actress Gabrielle Ryan.
“I can’t believe this!” exclaimed Ryan (currently costarring on Starz’s “Power Book IV: Force”), who was surprised with a custom red velvet creation, covered in edible flowers.
The affair was held in the garden terrace of the restaurant, surrounded by greenery and flowers, which guests were invited to take home (along with a gifted raffia tote). The women, wearing head-to-toe Sézane, included singer Kaien Cruz; model Camila Costa; actresses Abigail Spencer, Sarah Ramos, Asia Monet Ray, Nora Zehetner, Isabel Gravitt, Rebecca Rittenhouse, Rachel Matthews, Rainey Qualley, Rumer Willis, and stylists Jessica Paster and Tara Swennen.
The 1,600-square-foot store doesn’t have a closing date yet; if all goes well, it could be a permanent location at Platform, where neighbors include Reformation, Janessa Leone, Donni, chef and surfer Colin Whitbread’s new restaurant Fiish and more.
In addition to the women’s collections, Sezane’s L.A. boutique also offers lifestyle goods by Bitossi Home, children’s wear by Bobo Choses and fragrance from Les Parfums des Bienaime.

Egyptian Soprano Farrah El-Dibany on Singing France’s National Anthem at Emmanuel Macron’s Re-Election

Egyptian Soprano Farrah El-Dibany on Singing France’s National Anthem at Emmanuel Macron’s Re-Election

El-Dibany on stage with the Macrons. Photo: Courtesy of Farrah El-Dibany
Egyptian mezzo-soprano Farrah El-Dibany was invited to perform the French national anthem ‘La Marseillaise’ at the celebration of the re-election of French president, Emmanuel Macron. The performance took place at the Champ de Mars near the Eiffel Tower on April 24 in Paris. “I was contacted by the production team behind Macron’s campaign on Saturday afternoon, asking if I could sing in the event that he won,” El-Dibany shared with Vogue Arabia. “I was in Geneva then, so I took the train Sunday morning, and as soon as I arrived, I went to the Champ de Mars to do the repetitions and to decide whether to perform with an orchestra or acapella. Monsieur and madame Macron took the decision that they preferred I sing La Marseillaise acapella.”
For the occasion, El-Dibany was dressed in a strapless metallic red gown from Gemy Maalouf’s Fall/Winter 2022-23 collection. Explaining how she came upon the selection of the dress, the singer said that she had previously seen the red number, and after the invitation, enquired whether it was available. “I immediately contacted Giorgia Viola for my look, who dressed me in Gemy Maalouf. She is a Lebanese designer whose clothes I wear whenever I can. Red was the perfect color, as the Macrons wore blue, and I was in red, and of course, it is one of the three colors of France’s flag. The dress was also validated by the Elysée.”
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El-Dibany added that she was immensely moved by the invitation to perform. “What touched me the most is that I’m originally Egyptian, and not French, and for me to have the honor to be invited to sing the La Marseillaise to all of France was very moving,” she said. “President Macron thanked me warmly, but I thanked him in return, as it was such an honor for me.”
In 2005, El-Dibany entered the Arts Center of the Library of Alexandria and five years later moved to Berlin to venture into the realm of music. There, she attended the Hanns-Eislet Academy of Music and moved forward to obtain a master’s degree at the Berlin University of the Arts and a bachelor’s degree in architecture at Berlin’s Technische Universität. Hailing from Alexandria, Egypt, she became the first Arab and Egyptian opera singer to join the Academy of the National Opera in Paris in September of 2016. She has also received the prestigious Prix Lyrique de l’Arop award in 2019, marking her as the best opera singer at the hands of the Paris Opera.
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Want Rihanna’s Pink Chanel Jacket? There’s One Up for Auction in Paris

Want Rihanna’s Pink Chanel Jacket? There’s One Up for Auction in Paris

HOT PINK LINE: If you’ve been Googling any combination of “Rihanna”, “pink” and “Chanel” since her pregnancy announcement, you’ll want to follow the Tuesday sale at Paris auction house Gros & Delettrez.Though the bright pink padded Chanel coat with bejeweled Gripoix buttons going under the hammer isn’t the exact one worn by the music and fashion icon, it will almost certainly blow its 1,200 to 1,500 euro estimate out of the water. And not just because searches for Rihanna’s jacket exploded after her reveal.
“While it’s not unique, this is a rare model” because the elasticated elements of this fall 1996 design by Karl Lagerfeld are often in bad condition, explained Gros & Delettrez auctioneer Antoine Saulnier. “There was one recently sold around 9,000 euros on a resale site after Rihanna’s announcement. Another was listed for 19,000 euros but the listing has been pulled.”

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Having it connected, if not worn, to a style icon like Rihanna also contributes to driving prices up. But this particular jacket is also part of the collection of Catherine B, a fashion antiquarian and vintage dealer who spent more than three decades amassing a fabulous cache of Chanel and Hermès pieces.

The coat features bejeweled buttons by costume jewelry specialist Gripoix.
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“There is always more interest in an auction with a provenance. In Catherine’s case, the fact that she can be considered as one of the originators of vintage and secondhand luxury some three decades ago — when clothes from Chanel or bags from Hermès were lumped in at the beginning of an auction and could be won for a few hundred euros at most — adds to the pedigree of these items,” Saulnier said.
According to him, prices are driven up by the conjugated effects of a now-global digital access to most auctions; increased awareness of the sustainable side of pre-loved items; rising prices in the firsthand luxury market, and increased brand visibility. “When you walk past a monument and you see a 30-meter-high Bella Hadid, it’s incredibly powerful,” he said.
But for their soon-to-be former owner Catherine B, an in-demand or buzzy brand was never a consideration. “I’ve never bought an item for the brand but for the stories they carry — the quality of the work of Hermès’ artisans, the fantastic imagination of Karl Lagerfeld,” said the luxury vintage specialist, insisting that “showing and sharing” was an important part of her career.
The COVID-19 pandemic also pushed her to rethink her approach to her collection, focusing on a tighter edit and spending more time on exhibiting items she considers “close to contemporary art” like the original Hermès Birkin bag owned by Jane Birkin, which was a highlight of the Victoria & Albert Museum’s 2020 “Bags: Inside Out” exhibition.

The Chanel spring 2013 Hula-Hoop XL bag is one of the highlights of this auction starting Feb. 15 in Paris.
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“What’s iconic to some may not have struck my fancy,” she admitted, reeling off personally memorable choices among the 600 items going under the hammer starting Tuesday, including the spring 2013 Hula-Hoop XL bag straight off the runway; a fur coat among the first designs sold by Gabrielle Chanel in her Deauville boutique; a fall 2001 “Just a Drop” sweatshirt celebrating Chanel No.5; platform shoes similar to a pair seen on Claudia Schiffer on the spring 1992 runway, and a wide range of handbags.

“In a world where immaterial things like NFTs sell at high prices, when someone physically comes to meet an object through an exhibition or a sale, that’s when you can pass a message — that fashion’s objects are timeless, that they have a story,” she mused. “Fashion should be a spectacle and should remain one. Otherwise, it’s a supermarket.”

Exclusive: Ashi Studio’s Spring/Summer 2022 Haute Couture Collection Is Inspired by a Romantic Secret Garden

Exclusive: Ashi Studio’s Spring/Summer 2022 Haute Couture Collection Is Inspired by a Romantic Secret Garden

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The city of Paris is currently abuzz with all the excitement that comes with haute couture week, and today, Paris-based Ashi Studio is all set to present its spring/summer 2022 couture collection to the world from the fashion capital. Titled ‘Heaven Scent’, the line encapsulates all that is elegant, culminating in a showcase that brings flora to life in the most unique way.
Seemingly taking inspiration from a flower-laced memory of romance, Ashi Studio’s spring/summer 2022 collection echoes the beauty of a secret garden, replete with hyacinths, jasmines, magnolias, violets, lilies, and roses. Sculpted to portray the delicate petals of blooms, the pieces in the display also come in a range of nature-inspired hues, starting with stark whites, cascading into powder pinks, earthy grays, and finally, charcoal black, all with a dose of rich scarlet thrown in for good measure. The creations from ‘Heaven Scent’ spotlight impeccable craftsmanship, evident in the light-as-air pleated pieces, dreamy feather-detailed fluttering blouses and grandiose layered gowns, all of which command attention in solid washes of color. You’ll also spot new-age hybrids in the collection, all of which was lovingly put together in Paris: a strapless red blouse making a statement with its voluminous feather train, off-shoulder capes offset with nothing but classic trousers, and dare we say ‘futuristic’ jackets with exaggerated shoulders—weightless, yet powerful.
Building up to the grand reveal, the Parisian fashion house’s Instagram page has been sharing snippets of what’s to come with the world. If you can’t wait to see the final pieces any longer, here’s a sneak peek at Ashi Studio‘s latest masterpiece.
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EXCLUSIVE: Rianna + Nina Opens First Outpost in Paris’ Palais Royale

EXCLUSIVE: Rianna + Nina Opens First Outpost in Paris’ Palais Royale

COLOR POP: Berlin-based brand Rianna + Nina opened their doors to a boutique in the heart of Paris on Wednesday.Housed in a former art gallery, the bright minimalist bones showcase the duo’s colorful maximalist style, which has been featured on “And Just Like That” and “Emily in Paris” in recent weeks.
“It’s the first time we can really show our Rianna and Nina world, because what we were missing so far — of course we love to work with Bergdorf’s, A’maree’s and all our retailers — but it’s always just one rack,” Nina Kuhn told WWD.
The former fashion executive is one half of the dynamic duo that created the line eight years ago in Berlin, along with costume designer and vintage collector Rianna Kounou.

The brand has previously hosted its Paris Fashion Week showroom on the square. “Here we can do whatever we want. We don’t have to wait for buyers, we can just do it and present it. The space gives us more flexibility to try new things,” Kuhn added. “The client can not just explore our fashion, but it was really important to also show a variety of products and to have this cabinet de curiosite so they can always find something new, little bracelets, scarves, belts.”

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A wall of windows grants expansive views on the Palais Royale — the boutique has the biggest retail space on the square — let in lots of light, while the eclectic mix of objects adds a shock of energy that catches the eye of passersby.
The Rianna + Nina ethos is upcycling vintage finds, but luxe-cycling might be a better term for their one-of-a-kind wares, which include a jacket crafted from a vintage rug from Uzbekistan, a Japanese kimono and Chanel bouclé brought together on 120-year-old machines. The eclectic mix makes for an electrifying piece.
The cuff bracelets made with vintage brooches and limited-edition bags featured on the “Sex and the City” revival are on display, alongside odd objects picked up on their travels — old sewing bobbins in every color of the rainbow, for example.

Inside Rianna + Nina.
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Amongst the other goodies: Handwoven throw blankets from Greece, chunky vintage jewelry form Dior, Lacroix and Yves Saint Laurent, Greek wedding pins, vintage silk scarves, an ancient table runner transformed into an embroidered evening wrap.
The brand’s bestselling BonBon bags — updated with woven handles — are on display, and they created a tote exclusively for the store featuring handmade Uzbek tapestry lined in their unique prints. Both the recent collection and their Archive collection, which features mix-and-match fabrics from past seasons and reproductions of some of their most popular prints, is on offer.
Kounou and Kuhn envision adding pieces to a collection of ever-changing artworks. For the launch, Portuguese artist Bela Silva created sculptures and planters for the shop, and Kounou’s own hand-painted lamps are also on display.
As for making their new home in the City of Light instead of their home base of Berlin? “Berlin is not as international as the brand is. We love Paris, we come here often, we have our showroom here for fashion week,” said Kuhn. “When we talked about having a store, we always said, ‘It has to be Paris.’”

The 12 Best Looks From Lebanese Designer Rabih Kayrouz’s Fall 2022 Collection

The 12 Best Looks From Lebanese Designer Rabih Kayrouz’s Fall 2022 Collection

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“Moved by her past, inspired by her future, and embracing the present,” is how Lebanese designer Rabih Kayrouz describes the wearer of his latest designs. In the lookbook, this is represented by the models who are almost cloaked in darkness as they step into the light.

Unveiled at a Rive Droite apartment alongside Paris couture week, the 38-piece Maison Rabih Kayrouz Fall 2022 Ready-to-Wear collection puts strong tailoring at its core through the use of the right fabric and construction. “Sharp, uncompromising cuts” are made to materials like vinyl and thick jersey to make structured dresses, jackets, and coats. In a display of skilled construction, the designer did away with padding, instead sculpting curves and creating volume by pattern-making. One of the gowns uses rope of varying lengths stitched in rings between layers of tulle to create a couture-like shape, while seams are rendered to the front, back, and sleeves of jackets to elevate them to an architectural form. Pieces range from daywear to eveningwear, in a neutral-heavy color palette with pops of bright orange and the shades of poppy and marigold mirrored in a floral print.
Take a look at the best pieces from the Maison Rabih Kayrouz Fall 2022 Ready-to-Wear collection below.
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Let Karen Wazen’s Flirty Night-Out Look From Paris Inspire Your Next Party Outfit

Let Karen Wazen’s Flirty Night-Out Look From Paris Inspire Your Next Party Outfit

Karen Wazen in Paris. Photo: Instagram.com/karenwazen
Karen Wazen has touched down in Paris, and has been dressing in a series of enviable looks, as is expected from the fashion week fixture. After wearing a head-to-toe Dior ensemble for the maison’s Spring/Summer 2022 couture show during the day, the entrepreneur switched things up in what could be a night-out look straight out of Emily in Paris.
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Wazen wore the Bianca dress by influencer-loved Instagram retailer Opposite Attracts; a minimalistic satin number in dark blue. The dress featured a high cowl neck and extra-long sleeves, which contrasted against her daring thigh-high slit going into an asymmetric hem. She elevated the dress with footwear from her sister Andrea Wazen’s namesake brand, picking the party-appropriate Kay heel with a clear PVC front and adorned with a Swarovski bow knot. Complementing the dazzle in her footwear and adding a touch of high fashion to her ensemble, Wazen’s arm candy of choice was the coveted Micro Lady Dior Bag in silver. She wore her hair up in a high chignon, making room for her Chiara Ferragni diamond hoop earrings to shine through. In the pictures, shared with her 7.1 million followers on Instagram, Wazen can be seen posing with the Eiffel Tower lit up in blue in the background, matching her dress perfectly.

This fashion week was a particularly special one for Wazen, as it marked her first one since becoming the first Middle Eastern to front a global Roberto Cavalli campaign. While the mother-of-three has left Paris to return to her family in Dubai, she has indeed served up enough inspiration with her contrasting day and night looks during her sojourn in the city.
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All the Highlights You Missed From Chanel’s 2021/22 Métiers D’art Collection

All the Highlights You Missed From Chanel’s 2021/22 Métiers D’art Collection

The house of Chanel always celebrates craft. And its new métiers d’art show, which took place just days ago in Paris was simply a love letter to craft. The showcase took place in Le 19M, the palatial Rudy Ricciotti-designed building owned by the Chanel house that regroups in one space the most refined French artisans, from sequin embroiderers to feather trimmers and from master shoe makers.
What does 19M stands for? The number signifies the district where the building is located, and also happens to be Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel’s date of birth (August 19, 1883). As for the ‘M’, it symbolizes the three French words in the essence of craft: ‘mode’ (fashion), ‘mains’ (hands) and ‘metiers d’art’. The building was the main inspiration behind Viard’s collection. Its graphic white concrete shell, representing giant threads, was echoed in the embroidered pockets of the elongated black tweed coats that opened the show. Dense sequinned embroideries evoked graffiti patterns and deconstructed Cs (emblems of the maison), while baggy knit shorts and layers of gold chains gave a nod to streetwear culture.
The showcase also championed outerwear with tweed coats twinkling with silver sequins, ruffle-edge jeans and CC-logo pants. Cozy cardigans with big patch pockets and a tweed bomber jacket with sweatshirt sleeves embroidered with pearls brought a laidback finish to the brand’s elegant aesthetic.
It’s safe to say that Viard’s latest creations take tweed to the streets, putting a youthful lens on the French luxury house with a special kind of finesse. Below, check out some of the most interesting looks from the
with a finesse that only the Taking the tweed to the street only proves the youth oriented vision that Viard has for the house 2021/2022 métiers d’art show.

Jacquemus’ Latest Pop-up Operates 24 Hours a Day Like a Vending Machine

Jacquemus’ Latest Pop-up Operates 24 Hours a Day Like a Vending Machine

PROPAGATING PINK: If you don’t like pink, enter the Jacquemus 24/24 pop-up at your own risk. But if you do, the French designer’s two-day Parisian retail space is the place to get your fix — day or night.
Like the Pink 2 holiday capsule launched on Tuesday, the store was unveiled with the question “do you still like pink?” and a glowing neon spells out “Jacquemus 24/24” on the bright pink façade of its 16 Rue de Richelieu location in Paris’ 1st arrondissement.
Inspired by automated convenience stores, the pop-up marking the launch of the Bambino Long bag will operate 24 hours a day, starting on Friday at 10 a.m. and running until Dec. 5 at midnight.
To achieve this, the 355-square-foot space has been filled with 90 automated lockers, with a digital screen serving as till and catalogue.

Up for grabs are the bag itself — in pink, of course — as well as a selection from the Pink 2 capsule collection, including bucket hats, scarves and the Rond Carré candle, a collaboration with Belgian artist Ann Vincent available in very limited quantities.
After completing the credit card-only transaction, customers receive a locker number and the code to unlock the door to get their prize. Behind the scenes, regular refills will ensure items remain available for the duration of the pop-up.
All products in the pop-up are also sold on the official Jacquemus e-commerce site — but where’s the fun in that?
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