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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.”

Photos: Monica Feudi / (McQueen and Chanel); Yannis Vlamos / (LV)

The Stilettos Of The Savannah?


Not for nothing did Marc Jacobs distribute selections from Susan Sontag’s classic essay “Notes on Camp” at his Spring ’11 Louis Vuitton show today—there was plenty that was campy (in the best way possible) in the exuberant show. Whether you’d wear it or not, a giraffe-print pantsuit is enough to make anyone smile. It took us a second to notice that the footwear picked up the theme, too. The heels of some of the shoes that hit the runway were molded into tiny animal legs and hooves. We’ll see how that translates to the office come Spring, but that’ll be a discussion for later. Right now, we’re at camp, and we’re pitching a tent and staying awhile.


Spin Control


On October 6, we’ll be live-streaming Marc Jacobs’ Spring ’11 Louis Vuitton show right here on You’ll have the best seat in the house. And for a week afterwards, you’ll be able to see even more—360 degrees more, to be precise. After the show, each model will be photographed by 52 cameras simultaneously, capturing the look from every conceivable angle. Motion-responsive images will be available starting at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 6, on LV’s Facebook page and available for the iPad and iPhone, allowing you to turn each look a full 360 degrees. Want to test it out? Give Marc Jacobs a spin, by clicking and dragging or rolling your mouse’s trackball, as he invites you to the Spring ’11 show, above.

The Next Dimension Of Miranda Kerr, The Perfect Cuff For Suedeheads, Closets Of The Rich And Fabulous, And More…


Are we seeing more Miranda Kerr than usual? Actually, with the Australian Angel’s new Steven Meisel-shot Vogue Italia cover (pictured), we are—it’s the first fashion mag in 3-D! [Vogue Italia]

Louis Vuitton’s “Core Values” ad campaign soldiers on with three new stars: Bono, wife Ali Hewson, and (gasp!) some non-LV apparel. Hewson and Bono wear items from their eco-friendly (and LVMH-owned) Edun line in the new shots, along with Vuitton’s own goods (and the first-ever made-in-Africa Vuitton piece—the dangling charm hanging off Hewson’s bag). [WWD]

Does anyone need a Tom Binns cuff emblazoned with the complete lyrics to the Smiths’ “How Soon Is Now?” Probably not. But are we glad Racked turned it up? Absolutely. [Racked]

Take a tour through the L.A. home of Decades’ Cameron Silver. Try not to be too jealous of his shoe closet. Just try. [Opening Ceremony via Refinery 29]

Photo: Steven Meisel/Courtesy of Vogue Italia

Yea, Nay, Or Eh? Nifty Fifties


The new, ladylike silhouette from Fall ’10, with its fifties-inspired full skirt, has gotten no end of coverage in the press but hasn’t yet made as much of an impact in the world of celebrity dressing. But for Louis Vuitton’s Santa Monica store opening last night, a few brave souls took Marc Jacobs’ retro dresses for a spin—and came out, we’d say, the better for it. Sure, there were plenty of red-carpet-as-usual minis (most, of course, by Vuitton), but Modern Family‘s Sofia Vergara and burlesque queen Dita Von Teese went long. We especially liked Vergara’s calf-length sleeveless navy version, worn without the belts styled with it on the runway. With an LV clutch and simple black pumps, we’d say she did her fifties forebears proud. What do you think—yea, nay, or eh?

Photo: David Crotty / Patrick McMullan