Monthly Archives: June 2012

House Proud

How many flashbulbs popped last night at the Atelier Versace show at the Ritz and the dinner and disco party that followed? It seemed that no one was without a camera—not Tommy Ton or the dozens of other street-style photogrpahers that had staked out the Place Vendôme; not Anna Bauer, who set up a mini shoot to capture the notables during cocktail hour (smile, Christina Hendricks!); and not even Jessica Alba, who snapped away on her iPhone as M.I.A. played a DJ set at the after-party.

Donatella knows how to have a good time, whether it’s at a fitting or a show,” the actress told Style.com. She would’ve been hard-pressed to find anyone to disagree with her. Elizabeth Banks certainly didn’t. In town celebrating her ninth wedding anniversary, she counseled this reporter on what it takes to fit into a Versace dress: “more bananas and less chocolate,” she began. “Like Ben Franklin says, everything in moderation; no one gets fat eating a pile of brocolli.”

If anyone wondered how Donatella keeps her lean, mean physique—which she showed off in no less than five outfit changes yesterday—they had only to see her in the party’s VIP section, where she was the first one on her feet dancing to George Michael’s “Freedom.” “Sometimes the clothes do not make the man,” Michael famously sang in that 1990 hit. He was right, they made the woman.

—Nicole Phelps

Miharayasuhiro Men’s RTW Spring 2013

The collection was inspired by David Lynch’s “Wild at Heart”.

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Wooyoungmi Men’s RTW Spring 2013

The label’s designers Woo Youngmi and Woo Janghee made clean, slim-cut suits and coats the canvas for their experiments with prints.

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Berluti Men’s RTW Spring 2013

The cult cobbler-turned luxury lifestyle player took over the picturesque Palais Royal gardens to present its second men’s ready-to-wear collection.

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Maison Martin Margiela Men’s RTW Spring 2013

The collection was aimed at the kind of guy who wears a T-shirt with faded retro graphics with his deconstructed gray suit to work.

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Acne Men’s RTW Spring 2013

The house’s creative director Jonny Johansson sent out functional silhouettes in a muted palette of gray, navy, maroon and beige.

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Front Row at Dior Homme

Sharon Stone and her son Quinn

Sharon Stone, Karl Lagerfeld and Huang Xiaoming attended the Paris show.

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Dior Homme RTW Spring 2013

Dior Homme RTW Spring 2013

The military theme Kris Van Assche marched out last fall tilted naval for spring, and everything was shipshape chic.

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Kenzo Men’s RTW Spring 2013

Humberto Leon and Carol Lim took their cues from the Jungle Jap boutique that put the brand on the map in Paris in the Seventies.

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Nora Ephron’s Hollywood Ending

She refuted the fear that powerful women repel men, that funny girls go home to their cats, that having it all means enjoying it alone.