Christophe Decarnin was a
MIA to his own runway
show, but the top-notch
collection he sent out did all
the talking for him.
Paris Fashion Week
FW11 - Balmain
For Fall 2011
Nicolas Ghesquiere
finds the perfect
balance between his
dreamscapes and the
glamorous legacy of the
Balenciaga house.

Paris Fashion Week FW11 -
Lady Gaga Makes Her Catwalk
Debut at Mugler's Womenswear
There was great, anticipation for Nicola Formichetti's
debut Fall/Winter 2011 womenswear collection for
Mugler. Formichetti's muse and Hollywood gal pal,
Lady Gaga, directed the music for the show and also
walked the runway for two looks - doing her best 90's
supermodel impersonation.

The looks were reminiscent of
Thierry Mugler’s
famous creations from the brands heyday in the 80s,
3D exaggerated cuts, peaked shoulders, tortured
alien-like silhouettes and very tight bodysuits.
Besides having a flare for the theatrics, we think
Formichetti played it too safe, revamping pieces we
have seen from the house and on Lady Gaga before.
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Paris Fashion
Week FW11 -
Ann
Demeulemeester
With all the theatrics aside,
wearability and delivers his
most accessible collection
to date.
Paris Fashion Week
FW11 - Gareth Pugh
From Pan's Labyrinth to
the English Moors -
Ann Demeulemeester
exorcises feminine
beauty out of our darkest
poetry.
Paris Fashion Week
FW11 - Balenciaga
Japanese designer
Tsumori Chisato fall's
under the spell of
Finland's northern lights
this season, which
translated into cheeky
stripy color-blocked knits
and tights that looked so
right now on the catwalk
showcased at the Westin
Paris.
Paris Fashion
Week FW11 -
Tsumori Chisato
Guillaume Henry
finds a seductive
balance in
producing looks
that come off as
prim without the
baggage of
propriety with his
latest offering for
Carven.
Paris Fashion
Week FW11 -
Carven
Like a modern-day Belle
de Jour fresh from the set
of a
Luis Buñuel film, the
Elie Saab woman dons a
tall, slim silhouette, the
epitome of Parisian chic
this Fall/Winter 2011.
Paris Fashion Week
FW11 - Elie Saab
Under the artistic
direction of
Véronique Leroy,
Léonard introduced a
new sensuality and
boldness for Fall/Winter
2011 with prints that
focused on more graphic
than romantic patterns.
Paris Fashion
Week FW11 -
Léonard Paris
In just a few
seasons
Phoebe
Philo
has made the
once almost-
forgotten
Celine into
a hot Paris Fashion
Week ticket again
and with her Fall
2011 collection - it's
nice to report a
perfect streak.
Paris Fashion
Week FW11 -
Celine
We don't know when Dior
will announce
Riccardo Tisci's
appointment as head
designer. What we do
know is that his collection
for
Givenchy was one of
the best fashion offering
of the whole
ready-to-wear season.
Paris Fashion
Week FW11 -
Givenchy
Drawing inspiration from
the women of Paris,
Valerian Hughes crafts a
collection with both a city
and contemporary style.
Paris Fashion
Week FW11 -
Valerian
Hughes
Like many shows
this season, Fatima
Lopes' Fall 2011
Collection played
heavily with British
mod, but with a
slight Japanese
twist.
Paris Fashion
Week FW11 -
Fatima Lopes
At Paris Fashion Week
Miu Miu's Fall 2011
collection captured a
post-World War II
Parisian elegance,
making for one of its most
refined outings to date.
Paris Fashion
Week FW11 -
Miu Miu
For fall/winter 2011
Shiatzy Chen was
inspired by the
traditional Chinese
‘treasure kit,’ a
small purse that
originated over
2,000 years ago.  
Paris Fashion
Week FW11 -
Shiatzy Chen
Steffie Christiaens debut
runway show was, quite
literally, a
baptism of fire.
 Her debut collection
experimented with fabrics
that had been scorched
and melted.  
Paris Fashion Week
FW11 -
Steffie Christiaens
The fall/winter collection
of
Collette Dinnigan  
stepped into territory that
was more thoughtful and
demure than her past
collections and it was all
the more intriguing
thanks to that shift.
Paris Fashion
Week FW11 -
Collette Dinnigan
David Hamilton’s iconic ‘
Demoiselles’ series of
photographs’ and
Sylvia Kristel’s role in
the French erotic film
Emmanuelle were
Zuhair Murad’s principal
sources of inspiration for
Fall/Winter 2011.
Paris Fashion Week
FW11 -
Zuhar Murad
Sportswear was a major
influence for
Kaito Hori
and
Iku Furudate last
season and it was
certainly present in their
Fall 11 collection. This
season, Commuun
looked a more glamorous
and alluring thanks to a
clever use of luxe fabrics.
Paris Fashion
Week FW11 -
Commuun
Estrella Archs’
fall/winter 2011
collection doesn’t
say ‘instant hit’
anymore than the
‘I’ve-just-fallen-
out-of-a-nightclub’
bodycon that she
produced with
Li-
Lo
at Ungaro.  
Paris Fashion
Week FW11 -
Estrella Archs
Last season,
Martin Grant gave us
‘strong color and graphic
lines.’ This season, while
the graphic lines were
still present, the colors
had mellowed and the
fabric billowed.
Paris Fashion
Week FW11 -
Martin Grant