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Hermes and Christophe Lemaire Part Ways - BoF - The Business of Fashion

PARIS, France — After four years, Hermès artistic director of womenswear Christophe Lemaire is leaving the French luxury label. Lemaire will present his final womenswear collection for Hermès over the upcoming Spring-Summer 2015 season in October during Paris Fashion Week. His replacement has not yet been named. The designer is leaving to focus on his own label full time. “Working for Hermès has been a great pleasure: a profoundly enriching experience on both a human and professional level. I am proud of what we have built together. My own label is growing in an important way and I now really want … More

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Blake Lively for Vogue's August 2014 issue shot in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

love seeing the beauty of my hometown and heritage. 

see more HERE

Edie Campbell for Alexander McQueen's F/W ‘14 Campaign shot by Steven Klein

dark, romantic, equestrian and all around stunning. 

images from Dolce & Gabbana's secluded F/W ‘14 Alta Moda presentation on the island of Capri.

see more HERE.  

Chanel and Cara may not be my favorites, but girl gives good face and the pieces she wears for their F/W ‘14 Campaign are some of my favorites. 

on July 12th the Palais Galliera in Paris will open its newest exhibit: ‘Les Annees 50: La Mode en France 1947-1957’.
the fashion houses of Dior, Balmain, Lanvin, Balenciaga, Chanel, Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent and more will all be on display. from the ‘Golden Age of Couture' to the birth of the New Look, this era brought French fashion back to the forefront and gave women a revolutionized wardrobe to express themselves with.   
this is certainly an exhibit i would love to see - rich with history from all of the classics.
the exhibit runs through November 2, to see more head HERE. 
[shown above: Dior F/W ‘1950]

on July 12th the Palais Galliera in Paris will open its newest exhibit: Les Annees 50: La Mode en France 1947-1957’.

the fashion houses of Dior, Balmain, Lanvin, Balenciaga, Chanel, Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent and more will all be on display. from the ‘Golden Age of Couture' to the birth of the New Look, this era brought French fashion back to the forefront and gave women a revolutionized wardrobe to express themselves with.   

this is certainly an exhibit i would love to see - rich with history from all of the classics.

the exhibit runs through November 2, to see more head HERE

[shown above: Dior F/W ‘1950]

highlights from the Zuhair Murad F/W ‘14 Couture Collection.

beautiful pieces, but a lot of it mirrored Elie Saab and Balmain, what with the colorful embroidered gowns and black & white/punk-chic pieces. 

see the full collection HERE

the dramatics at Ralph & Russo’s F/W ‘14 Couture show were much needed! some of it resembled the Dior Couture shows of yesteryear, and personally, that’s how i wish they still were. 

scroll thru the pictures here and to see the full collection go HERE

Paris Couture Week Fall 2014 Cheat Sheet - Vogue

The fall couture shows are underway in Paris, but at a time when even bejeweled baby clothes and dog treats are described in haute terms, what does it really mean? Here, a guide to what defines and distinguishes true haute couture.

click the link above to revisit the very basics of couture.