Best Of The Best
March 3, 2009
Paris Fall 2009 Fashion Week officially starts tomorrow; but, needless to say, I’m super excited about it. Not only because Paris is THE fashion week to be at since it truly guides what will be coming next fall, but because NY Fashion Week was less than stellar. Not too bad, but not 100% great at all.
So, basically, I’m counting on Paris to lift my fashion spirits and get things back on track again.
In celebration, I’ve relived each of the Fall 2008 Paris collections and picked out some of my favorite looks from the “majors”. They’re truly la creme de la creme and were seen on anyone from Julia Frakes to Carine Roitfeld to the pages of Vogue.
Chanel tights: ignore that Lily looks like a hot mess, these tights were the hottest thing this fall and were seen everywhere. F21 and H&M did millions of knock-offs, but the Chanels were the original kick-ass tights.
Balenciaga LBD: This dress was the femme fatale LBD. As if this photo doesn’t completely convey the “don’t mess with me” attitude, just seeing the dress on the hanger at Barneys send shivers down my spine.
Balmain: Not only was this collection meant for the total rockstar, this dress has “sex” written all over it. With the up-to-there slit and the red and black cheetah print, this was one of the sexiest, yet not overtly sexy, dresses to come down the runway for Fall.
Givenchy coat: Um, this coat is spectacular. That’s all there is to it. It’s feminine but hardcore but militaristic but can totally be worn over an evening gown. D.I.E.
THE Givenchy necklaces: No words. They’re amazing. If they didn’t cost probably $500 a piece, I would have bought them all and worn them around while people called me Mr. T. But that would be totally OK.
Margiela coat: Martin Margiela has a sense of humor when it comes to fashion, I think. Some people will say his completely avant-garde designs are the result of something deeper and more serious. I think he just wants to make fun of all the people who take fashion too seriously by making clothes that they actually will wear and look bizarre in. But at the same time, the clothes le maison makes are just so damn awesome you can’t help but push your personal style to the edge.
Louis Vuitton Fur: Every celebrity (ie. Maggie Gyllenhaul) who wore this ensemble looked absolutely ravishing in it. It just looks so warm and fuzzy and perfect for the too lux customer who’s hitting the slopes. Not that anyone should wear Vuitton on the ski slopes.
THAT McQueen dress: The ultimate princess dress. For some reason I’ve had dreams about this dress on a princess the night before her fairy tale wedding. The red is just so seductive and evil, yet the feathers make it refined and almost too good not to be couture.
Balenciaga coat: OK, so I have a think for Balenciaga. I not only have monthly tendencies to place a black Moto bag in my shopping cart on Balenciaga.com and let it sit there until I talk myself out of it, but I also make trips to Barneys to look at it all up-close-in-person. These coats intrigued me for the minute I saw pictures on WWD. They had to be insanely uncomfortable, but they were just so futuristic but so wearable. Je t’aime