f/w 05.06 paris: balenciaga and christian dior.

the balenciaga show yesterday was IT for f/w 05. nicolas ghesquiere got everything right in his presentation. just the right amount of fur (save raquel’s opening exit), the right amount of black, throw in some denim (tight at the top, cuffed and flared at the bottom), the right amount of pretty dresses (see above), add some flowy chiffon skirts with…
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small bites.

givenchy has named relative unknown Riccardo Tisci its womens creative director. his first show will be the f/w 05 couture collection. good luck with that… nicolas ghesquiere has given himself a year and a half to make balenciaga profitable. should be interesting as well. did you know his contract is up july 06? i hope he re-signs….
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million dollar babes.

my, my…the ladies sure did pull out all the stops last night, didn’t they? many variations in colors, accessories, hair, but my one complaint…what’s with the mermaid shaped dresses? strapless mermaids, spaghetti strapped mermaids, thicker strapped mermaids…yikes!! not every starlet can pull this look off (witness gwyneth’s post-preggers pooch), but they sure did try!! my best dressed has to go…
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it’s all about daria.

damn skippy. she’s everywhere this spring (including this numero cover and the march 05 french vogue), and also on all the major f/w runways. my top 5 models, including commercial, editorial, and runway: 1. daria werbowy2. karen elson3. julia stegner4. erin wasson5. diana dondoe ——————————– more milan shows today, and they keep givin’ us crap. maxmara, fendi, missoni, d&g, gucci…all…
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f/w 05.06 milan: prada and burberry prorsum.

the queen of fashion presented a stunning fall/winter 2005 collection yesterday that had her “getting back to basics.” no tricked out bags with robots or hats with feathers, just wonderfully decadent coats with frog closures, spare slip dresses with lace hems, and suits with grommets. and already, the editors are hailing it as what we need right now…but, of course.…
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