Over the course of the week where designers showed their Fall 2011 Couture collections, the glamorous and fashionable flocked to Paris to sit front at the shows and attend the bevy of cocktail parties, openings, celebrations and festivities that always surround fashion shows.
Below are some of the highlights from the front rows and chic soirees that accompanied this season’s shows:
Yellow was the color de jour and to celebrate Giambattista Valli's first Couture show Olivia Palermo donned the sunny shade perfectly.
- One of the highlights of the front row at Armani was model Arnaud Lemaire, pay attention boys, this is the perfect summer look. Cool colors, clean lines, perfect fit.
I'm a sucker for polka dots (I blame my cousin Chloe and the summer of polka dots) so I adored Poppy Delevigne's breezy maxi dress. She looked chic, cool and relaxed.
Pop Magazine's Shala Monroque looked great at the GV show, her outfit was summery and down to earth, but chic enough for the front row.
Italian Vogue fashion editor Giovanna Battaglia delivers another perfect look. If only the rest of us had someplace to go where we could dress like this...
It's all in the family... Lee Radziwill, the 78-year-old sister of Jackie O, proves that her fashion sense is like fine wine, it just gets better with age.
Guests of Natalia Vodianova's White Fairy Tale Love Ball showcased some spectacular looks in white and silver, but of course Daphne Guinness appeared in rainbow Alexander McQueen and stole the show.
Givenchy model & muse Mariacarla Boscono looked phenomenal at Natalia's ball in her Givenchy couture gown.
I liked that black and white dress Caroline Sieber wore for the GV show, the simple heels and necklace let the chic dress standout.
Diane Kruger is one of my fashion favorites and she did not disappoint while watching the Chanel runway show in this summery, jewel-encrusted asymmetrical number.
Winter and fall are my favorite seasons for both weather and clothing, I can’t imagine anything chicer than great knee-high boots, piling on scarves and gloves or perfectly cut outerwear. So as the weather warms up and the hemlines rise, I’m sometimes at a loss for how to mix up my daily looks to keep me cool in the heat without sacrificing the styles and silhouettes that I love. And while magazines and fashion shows can be a great reminder of what’s out there and available for the season, sometimes seeing real clothes on real people (arguably celebrities aren’t “real” considering the personal trainers and plastic surgery, but you know what I mean) can be just what you need to get excited about a new look, which is what I love about street style.
The couture shows ended with the exclusive Chambre Syndicale de la Couture’s valedictory fete at Louis XIV’s palace in Versailles.