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  • Dresses to Dream About: The Paris Haute Couture Exhibition

    The Paris Haute Couture Exhibition presented by Swarovski

    We’ve got the inside scoop on Paris Haute Couture show…. Our Paris insider Richard Nahem, got up close & personal with his iPhone to take these exclusive pics for you. The stunning retrospective spans 150 years of haute couture with over 100 outfits selected from the 20,000 plus Musée Galliera collection. The Paris Haute Couture Exhibition presented by Swarovski at the Hotel de Ville/City Hall spans the history of haute couture in Paris from the late 1800s to the present time and designers…

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  • Would you wear this wacky fashion? SEE ARRRGH! Monsters in Fashion in Paris

    ARRRGH! Monsters in Fashion

    Ya know I love a good freaky outfit from time to time. Wacky fashion and its wearer, when done right– as a fashion performance piece– is pretty incredible. It puts a smile on your face and let’s you appreciate people who live their life as their art. But, then you get those wackadoodle show ponies who have the chutzpah to put on anything odd and outlandish for some extra attention.  Really, there are a few kinds of out there: the wacky…

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  • Costumes: Fashioning Fashion, Deux Siècles de Mode Européenne in Paris

    Perhaps, you’ve noticed how opulence and embellishment have been on trend lately? You even may be adding some luxe to your wardrobe now. But nothing beats the elaborate and ornate fabrications of centuries gone by. >> RELATED:  Paris Street Style Fashioning Fashion. Deux Siècles de Mode Européenne at Les Arts Decoratifs  in Paris an exhibition in tandem with LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum) showing the extensive collection of Martin Kamer and Wolfgang Ruf, two antique and costume dealers.  Shown in chronological order, you get a clear sense of how fashion evolved from century to…

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  • Looks like showgirl costumes to me- Musée des Arts Forains, Paris fantasy costume museum

    Ohh la la, the French really have a reason to stay too long at the fair! Forget Las Vegas, when there are fantastic and feathery costumes in Paris at the Musée des Arts Forains (the Museum of Fairground Art). Richard Nahem takes us there, cancan costumes included. —S.H. The Musée des Arts Forains, the Museum of Fairground Art, is only open to the public once a year for a two-week period between Christmas and New Years.  Luckily, this year I had…

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  • The Right Attitudes: Chloe Exhibit in Paris Explores the History of the Fashion House

    Chloe Attitudes

    Paris In Style: Chloe Attitudes Exhibit at Palais de Tokyo There hasn’t been a fashion exhibit that has wowed me since I wrote about the Madame Grés exhibit last spring. The Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton show earlier this year was a letdown for me and far too much a promotion for the brand.  I just went to the Chloe Attitudes show and it was a delightful surprise, as I didn’t know much about it before I saw it. The show is a tribute to Gaby Aghion,…

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  • Have Yourself a Renoir Moment- Impressionism and Fashion in Paris

    Impressionism and Fashion

    Art in Paris: We know you love fashion. But, if you also love Impressionism as much as I do, you’ll be captivated by Richard Nahem‘s report on the Impressionism and Fashion exhibition that melds art and clothing.   The Impressionism and Fashion show at Museé d’Orsay in Paris explores the link Impressionist artists had with fashion and clothing. Renoir, Monet, Manet, and Degas capture the fashion of the day between 1860 and 1880 with over 80 portraits, much like many current day fashion bloggers…

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  • Regarding Warhol: What Would Andy Say About Fashion Bloggers?

    Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987). Red Jackie, 1964.

    Once upon a time, if I was at a party and Andy Warhol turned up, I knew I was in the right place. Beyond being lucky enough to be old enough (age is good for something) to have grown up with Pop Art and its exposure to appreciate Andy Warhol as the great leveler of pop culture and celebrity… those nights at Studio 54 didn’t hurt either to realize either that rubbing disco elbows with someone famous is no different…

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  • Shoezam! Christian Louboutin Exhibition London Record Breaker

    Christian Louboutin Exhibition London Design Museum

     Girls just wanna look at shoes… The Christian Louboutin exhibition has broken all previous visitor records at the London Design Museum with an average daily attendance of 910 visitors. Humm, I think there were more Loub fanatics desperately trying to get into the Christian Louboutin New York sample sale! >> MORE: Christian Louboutin ‘It’s been a real pleasure to see a lot of my ‘babies’ featured all together for the first time. It’s not only an entire collection of shoes that I…

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  • Met Museum Live Stream Costume Institute Benefit From The Red Carpet Today


    It’s almost like be right there at the Met Museum Costume Gala but you can be in your pj’s… we wont tell! Good news, this year’s Met Museum Gala for the Costume institute Benefit will be shared via live stream for those looking for high-fashion inspiration… For the first time ever, arrivals on the red carpet for today’s gala to open and celebrate the museum’s latest show, Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations, will be shared live. If last year’s Alexander…

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  • Catch the Glory of Original Balenciaga at Cristobal Balenciaga, Collector of Fashions in Paris

    Cristobal Balenciaga, Collector of Fashions in Paris

    What’s hot in Paris? In the city of French Chic, comes an important fashion exhibition in homage to master French couturier Cristobal Balenciaga… the man before the brand as many know it today. A fabulous new exhibit of the couturier Balenciaga’s fashions has just opened. The collection is a tribute to mark the 40th anniversary of the death of the master fashion designer. >> MORE: Costume Exhibitions and Styles and more Museums It was generously donated by the family of Balenciaga and celebrates his legacy with forty haute…

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  • Dita Von Teese & Jean Paul Gaultier at the Dallas Museum of Art

    Gaultier and Teese arrive at the U.S. premier of The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier in Dallas, Texas

    The elegant, controlled theatricality of Dita Von Teese’s work, lifestyle and sense of dress made for a fitting match as she escorted designer Jean Paul Gaultier to the opening of his retrospective at the Dallas Museum of Art this week. We’re loving her JPG gown with its asymmetrical military inspired bust and haute Parisian dose of subtle flair. -Naveed Hussain

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  • “The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier” Comes to Dallas this November

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    Besides the now iconic cone bra’s he outfitted Madonna for in the early 90’s, the highly controversial Hasidic-inspired collection for Fall 1993 and the many in-your-face ethnic influenced collections ripe with rigorous tailoring that have followed, fashion’s original enfant terrible, Jean Paul Gaultier, will forever be a designer who’s done much more than that in our books. Long before today’s mega names associated with showmanship like John Galliano and Alexander McQueen, there was Gaultier. From indigenous garb to religious connotations to hi-camp athleticism, Gaultier has dazzled the fashion world…

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