Fresh From The Feed-------
Paris fashion week drew to a close last week. You can check out all of the shows here, but for the occasion, we’re taking the pulse of the Internet—via the Fashion Feed, of course—to see who presented the buzziest shows of the season.
1. Alexander McQueen (+14 since last week; pictured, above left)
Gone but never forgotten. The namesake of the house of McQueen is no more, but his protégée and successor, Sarah Burton, proved she was more than able to take the reins of the label he founded. “Burton is precisely the kind of quiet powerhouse who has what it takes to grab hold of his legacy and drag it where it needs to go to survive and prosper,” Tim Blanks wrote.
2. Marc Jacobs (+3 since last week; pictured, above center)
At the end of a long week—month, really—Marc Jacobs woke up the tired masses at Louis Vuitton with his campiest outing to date. Endless spangles, giraffe-heeled shoes, zebra-stripe body paint, and a panda-print top? “Jacobs these days does nothing by halves,” Nicole Phelps wrote. “If it was brazen in its decadence, this show was also a hell of a lot of fun.”
3. Karl Lagerfeld (+11 since last week; pictured, above right)
The E word was thrown around about this season’s Chanel show. That’s “epic.” Long, dreamy, and utterly gorgeous, Karl Lagerfeld’s latest outing for the house that Coco built (inspired by Last Year at Marienbad, a film that Coco herself costumed) was a triumphant success. There was an “enthralling urgency” and a “fierce young spirit” in the collection, Tim Blanks wrote—not to mention a nod to old friends: The show marked the return to the catwalk of eighties muse Inès de la Fressange, with whom Lagerfeld has evidently buried the hatchet.
4. Victoria Beckham (+20 since last week)
Mrs. Becks doesn’t even need to show in Paris to keep a top spot on the list: The paps and Internet gossips love her every week of the year, and Paris fashion week is no exception.
5. Stella McCartney (+14 since last week)
When life gives you lemons, make…lemon-printed shifts? Your guess is as good as ours for the explanation behind McCartney’s citrus fixation this season, but suffice it to say, it worked. With Papa McCartney, Liv Tyler, Salma Hayek, and Beth Ditto all front row, McCartney presented a collection that, Nicole Phelps wrote, “played to her strengths” and was “very sexy in her signature breezy way.”