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All That Glitters

Skeptics, hold your fire. Many people, and there were a lot of us, questioned the likelihood of Valentinoâ¿¿s Alessandra Facchinetti...

Getting Cagey

From cone bras to couture mermaids, Jean Paul Gaultier always puts it out there. He worked a cage theme for his fall couture show, with the motif turning up...

Super Rich Keep Buying: Paris Couture Houses See Good Times Roll On

One morning last January, a clutch of well-dressed women gathered outside the Christian Lacroix fashion house on the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.

The Man, the Designer: Fashion Weighs Legacy Of Yves Saint Laurent

If it weren't for Yves Saint Laurent, the world would certainly be a shabbier place: Scores of major designers from around the world credit him with...

Art Versus Commerce: Can Margiela Expand Without Selling Out?

Martin Margiela, the ultimate industry outsider, is trying out a new and unexpected persona: fashion's next big thing.

Bill Blass Expands With Handbags

Bill Blass is aiming to bring effortless glamour to handbags.

Getting In Shape

What could sculpture possibly have to do with down jackets? Giambattista Valli intends to show the fashion pack on Friday night when he unveils his first...

Pouf Daddy

From Goth ballerina looks to dramatically draped, embroidered silk numbers, balloon and pouf shapes played a leading role in the spring couture.

Petal Work

Spring sprung up on the couture runways, where designers offered a veritable bouquet of buds and blossoms.

The Next Chapter

Couture's big guns aren't the only game in town - four smaller houses also presented collections with moods that ranged from quirky theatricality to high drama.

Beauty's Madcap Runway Act

Beauty's in the detail of haute couture, and this season was no exception. But rather than creating Ladies Who Lunch looks for models strutting down the...

Dream a Little Dream

Hippie mermaids and punk ballerinas - these were the fanciful visions at Jean Paul Gaultier and Givenchy, while Elie Saab pursued what's currently an even...

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