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Noble aims, fun and games, and Donatella’s Game of Thrones. Umit Benan, Saint Laurent and Atelier Versace, in Paris., Fashion

Noble aims, fun and games, and Donatella’s Game of Thrones. Umit Benan, Saint Laurent and Atelier Versace, in Paris.

Umit Benan’s ode to Jackie Robinson and Hedi Slimane’s streetwise Saint Laurent close the autumn/winter 2014 menswear season, while Donatella Versace opens the spring couture. Fashion waits for no man, woman, nor Lady Gaga, in Paris.

By | Fashion, Fashion Sense | Monday, 20 January 2014 at 12:05 pm

In Paris, Francesco Russo does something really new with shoes, Fashion

In Paris, Francesco Russo does something really new with shoes

I’ve been a fan of Francesco Russo ever since he took the helm of the Italian accessories label Sergio Rossi. In fact, unbeknownst to me, I was a fan of him before that, when he designed the Tribute shoe for Yves Saint Laurent back in 2006. Thinking back, that was kind of a defining moment, not just for Russo, but for noughties footwear generally. It was certainly a shoe that launched a million knock-offs.

By | Fashion, Fashion Sense | Tuesday, 22 October 2013 at 12:26 pm

In Paris, Chanel goes arty-farty while tricky Saint Laurent trickles up, Fashion

In Paris, Chanel goes arty-farty while tricky Saint Laurent trickles up

Hedi Slimane’s Saint Laurent shows the trickiness of trickle up rather than trickle down, as well as being referential but not reverential. Karl Lagerfeld’s Chanel, by contrast, was a masterpiece of really, really great clothes. Simple.

By | Fashion, Fashion Sense | Tuesday, 1 October 2013 at 12:09 pm

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