Chanel celebrates its artisans in glimmering Paris show

PARIS (AP) — Chanel brought its itinerant off-season fashion show the “arts and crafts,” with its swath of VIPs including Penelope Cruz and Marion Cotillard, back to home ground in Paris on Wednesday ...

Viard's debut at Chanel ready-to-wear is crashed by comedian

PARIS (AP) — In her first solo ready-to-wear show since Karl Lagerfeld's death, Chanel designer Virginie Viard had a lot to prove. And by recreating a sprawling Parisian roofscape in...

McCartney presents eco-manifesto at Paris Fashion Week show

PARIS (AP) — Riding on the increased focus on the fight against climate change, the fashion industry's eco-pioneer Stella McCartney turned parts of her Paris Fashion Week show into a manifesto on ecol...

Valentino channels powerful simplicity in Paris show

PARIS (AP) — A less-is-more philosophy at Valentino had celebrity guests, including American singer Camila Cabello and model Naomi Campbell, vigorously applauding. Meanwhile, Thom Br...

Guest models Mirren, Longoria energize L'Oréal fashion show

PARIS (AP) — Armed with a battalion of celebrity ambassadors, L'Oréal took over the historic Paris Mint building to stage a Paris Fashion Week extravaganza. Offerings from Elie Saab, who went 1970s, a...

Balmain channels 90s, Miyake debuts new designer in Paris

PARIS (AP) — Balmain defied the trends in designer Olivier Rousteing's rebellious ode to the 90s, serving up an infectious foot-tapping soundtrack of nostalgia in Paris' Opera Garnier. ...

Chloe gets chic as VIPs create fashion homage to Lagerfeld

PARIS (AP) — Model and singer Pixie Geldof and Louis Vuitton designer Nicolas Ghesquiere watched from Grand Palais' front row Thursday morning in Paris as Chloe put on a spring manifesto in wearable c...

Quirks and provocations define Paris Fashion Week shows

PARIS (AP) — There were quirks and provocations galore at the second major day of Paris Fashion Week collections, as John Galliano showed why he's still a creative force to be reckoned with — and mode...

Dior celebrates nature to kick off Paris Fashion Week

PARIS (AP) — The drizzly weather in the French capital didn't rain on Dior's parade as the powerhouse staged the first major show of Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday. On the contrary, r...

Gaultier goes fur-free as Saab channels Asian couture

PARIS (AP) — Fake fur and authentic celebrities got all the attention at Jean Paul Gaultier's fall-winter collection, while Elie's Saab couture reached creative heights by channeling Chinese mysticism...

Chanel's new designer, Viard, unveils couture debut in Paris

PARIS (AP) — Chanel's new chief Virginie Viard merged the worlds of two of its most famous couturiers — those of Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld — for a cerebral couture show in Paris set i...

Dior goes black in Paris show that celebrates couture roots

PARIS (AP) — Dior went back to the essential architecture of dressmaking, and the late designer's penchant for black, for a brooding display Monday of archetypally couture fall-winter gowns. ...

Longtime Kenzo designers stage final show in Paris

PARIS (AP) — It was quite literally the final curtain for Kenzo's Carol Lim and Humberto Leon at Paris Fashion Week on Sunday, after the duo's eight successful years at the creative helm of the house ...

Secret gardens and co-ed styles hit Paris men's collections

PARIS (AP) — A frothing cherub fountain constructed of striped fabric drew the eyes and camera lenses of guests at Thom Browne's fantastical Paris Fashion Week show on Saturday. Here are highlights fr...

Dior brings art to Paris fashion for sculpted men's show

PARIS (AP) — Dior brought art to Paris Fashion Week Friday as designer Kim Jones used a monumental plaster sculpture on the runway to inspire his architectural show. Guests including...