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Chanel Couture Fall 2008

The motif: tubing, as seen in the bold stiffness of an overblown sleeve and the elongated striped torso construction of many a dress.

Brian Kirkby, Zowie Broach

Boudicca Couture Fall 2008

Though it wasn¿t exactly couture, Brian Kirkby and Zowie Broach, the designers of the British label Boudicca, showed a small presentation of luxury confections

Alexis Mabille Couture Fall 2008

Mabille seems to be just what couture needs: a young, informed talent who doesn't let his deep respect for the milieu get in the way of a good look.

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Anne Valérie Hash Couture Fall 2008

Anne Valérie Hash boiled down her haute vision to a concise essence that the designer said was inspired by the ¿vegetal realm.¿

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.

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