For me, a big part of the fun of a week of runway shows – like the Fall 2012 Couture collections – is seeing the street style looks that the lucky attendees put together for the shows, dinners, and parties. Seeing how the various designer collections translate to “real life” is inspiring, motivational, and downright fun.
Fabulous! I love the whole two-toned look and how she picked materials and silhouettes that keep it from being too casual. J’adore!
The volume of this mini takes it up a level so she’s right at home sitting front row at the Dior Couture show.
A pretty printed dress is the perfect look for a Dior show and I think that this beautiful flocked knee-length frock is ideal for Couture.
A lipstick red suit it cute enough but when you turn a suit top into a chic little tee with a contrasting black pocket I’m all yours!!!
Little Black Dress + Sequined Clutch + Saddle Shoes = the understated French je ne sais quoi.
Parisian street style chic at its finest – Whether they’re wearing ripped jeans, chic black & white, or a midi, these ladies know how to mix & match their separates for maximum impact.
Bright, flirty florals, a demure silhouette, and a too chic peplum. What a fabulous frock, I’m in awe.
The Russian fashion ladies are stylish and their looks vary dramatically between them. Such great contrasts!
I love a short-suit and this is a stylish example, I really like the chic cut of the jacket and the subtle ruffle along the hem of the shorts. And those shoes… Wow.
Elizabeth von Guttman, Alexia Niedzielski, Shala Monroque, Elena Perminova and Ulyana Sergeenko – All distinctly different looks for Giambattista Valli, but all very chic, well put together, and appropriate. From solid colored separates and midriff-baring tops, to printed suits and floor length florals, the front row is almost as fun as the runway!
The ladies spiced things up for the Versace show and chose edgier outfits, from lace cut outs, to leather, to dramatic stitching. Donatella would approve!
In addition to seeing the looks that celebrities, editors, and other fashion insiders put together for their front row appearances, I love to take a look at the (often heavily made-up) models as they run between runways shows or head out to parties. Model street style is always a great combination of pieces & styles, since they have the opportunity to see so many collections and have exposure to so many designers. Jealous!
I love a colorful maxi skirt and this combination – the basic white tee paired with the metallic pink oversized clutch – is flirty, fun, and perfect for Summer.
Only Hanneli could make a couture Valentino gown look so low-key and street-appropriate.
AMAZING coat + killer heels, what more does a girl need?
I adore the layering here! Cut-off white shorts, a blue & white button-up PJ top, a tan leather motorcycle jacket, ankle booties, retro round sunglasses & a killer two-toned clutch. Such an unexpected combination of pieces, but it works!
And finally, a fashion favorite of mine, hit it girl!
She’s going to couture shows in Paris. French designers. In Paris. I mean, could she have picked a more adorably over-the-top French look?
Sources: Harper’s Bazaar, Tom & Lorenzo, Cristina’s Blog & Mr. Blasberg
What’s your favorite look here?
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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.
July 17, 2011 | Categories: Fashion | Tags: Arnaud Lemaire, Caroline Sieber, Diane Kruger, fashion parties, Front row, Giovanna Battaglia, Lee Radziwill\, Natalia Vodianova, Olivia Palermo, Paris 2011 Couture shows, Poppy Delevigne, Shala Monroque, White Fairy Tale Love Ball, Yellow & polka dots | Leave a comment