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Insta-Gratification: #PFW Edition


In the age of Instagram, all it takes is a smartphone to achieve a photo finish, be it filtered or #nofilter-ed. That’s why’s social media editor, Rachel Walgrove, is rounding up our favorite snaps and bringing them into focus. For this very special edition of Insta-Gratification, she’ll be calling out the best shots from #PFW. See below for today’s picks.

Wednesday, March 6

Model massage train.

Front row selfie realness with Lupita and RiRi.

A note from Nicolas.

What I love most about this picture is that Jared Leto took it.

Peace out, Paris. Continue Reading “Insta-Gratification: #PFW Edition” »

Paco Rabanne Appoints Julien Dossena


Julien DossenaPaco Rabanne has appointed 30-year-old up-and-coming French designer Julien Dossena as its new creative director today, reports WWD. He will show his first collection for the house during Paris fashion week on September 26. Dossena, who worked under Nicolas Ghesquière at Balenciaga before joining Paco Rabanne to assist its previous creative director, Lydia Maurer, in 2013, also launched his own line, Atto, this year, to much acclaim. “I’m delighted to be joining this house, which boasts a unique heritage,” said Dossena of his new post. Indeed, Paco Rabanne, whose namesake designer helped create the sixties’ sexed-up, metallic, space-age look when he launched the brand in 1966, has a rich history, but since its revival in 2011, the Spanish label has been somewhat of a revolving door. Manish Arora resigned after helming the house for two seasons, as did his successor, Maurer. We’re looking forward to seeing how Dossena interprets Paco Rabanne’s storied aesthetic.

Photo: Patrick Demarchelier

Manish Down At Paco Rabanne, Get Your “Yeezy” Necklace Now, And More…


What’s a week in fashion news without the swing of a revolving door? Word came this morning that Paco Rabanne and its artistic director, Manish Arora, have parted ways after two seasons. [WWD]

Kanye West’s $6,000 hoof heels aren’t the only items from his clothing collection to make their way into an actual store; Colette is now carrying his gold “Yeezy” necklace, too, the one he wore during his Givenchy-clad appearance (pictured) at Occupy Wall Street. [Rolling Stone]

Those minimum-age requirements for runway models (and now, Vogue models) don’t apply everywhere. Natalia Vodianova’s 6-year-old daughter, Neva Vodianova Portman, is making her modeling debut, showing off a dress in an ad campaign from children’s line Caramel to support her mom’s Naked Heart Foundation charity. [Vogue U.K.]

Mommy Sheerest? A very pregnant Julia Restoin-Roitfeld shows baby bump and more on the cover of the new i-D, lensed by Mario Sorrenti. [Styleite]

Photo: Timothy A. Clary / Getty Images

Is Optical-Illusion Fashion The Future?


Labels from to Norma Kamali to Forever 21 have been experimenting with 3-D techno magic to enhance their brands this year, like when Burberry put on a virtual spectacular of epic proportions in Beijing back in April). At the Spring shows, tastemakers like Balenciaga’s Nicolas Ghesquière and Marc Jacobs performed optical illusions of their own with iridescent cellophane looks that glinted with each step down the runway. Other designers, including Derek Lam, Olivier Theyskens, and Manish Arora, went for a more holographic effect. Lady Gaga (who else?) noticed. The pop supernova borrowed a dress from Arora’s Paco Rabanne debut for a performance at the MTV Europe Music Awards.

Here at, we remain divided about the wearability of these part sci-fi, part psychedelic pieces, but there’s no arguing that stylist and street-style favorite Katie Shillingford’s futuristic Christopher Kane top, spotted on the show circuit, was a hit.

CLICK FOR A SLIDESHOW and let us know if you plan on giving your wardrobe a holographic spin.

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Elle Fanning Stars In Rodarte’s Newest Short, Rabanne Rumors Confirmed, An Angel Gets Her High-Fashion Wings, And More…


Golden girl Elle Fanning may be only 12 years old, but her star is on the rise. Sofia Coppola’s already proclaimed her affection for the young actress, and now the Mulleavy sisters of Rodarte have cast her, too: In a Rodarte-costumed short film, The Curve of Forgotten Things, by director Todd Cole. It premieres officially next Tuesday on Nowness, but we’ve got a sneak preview, above. [Nowness]

Rumors confirmed. Manish Arora is the new creative director for Paco Rabanne’s womenswear, debuting his first collection for the label at Spring ’12 fashion week in Paris this October. [WWD]

The latest Victoria’s Secret model to make her way toward the editorial mainstream? That’d be South African stunner Candice Swanepoel, who bagged big shoots with Mario Testino for VMan and nabbed the cover of Vogue Italia for February. Next up, the runways? [Fashionologie]

And fashion week’s approach has everyone’s nerves a little frayed, it seems. The gossipmongers at Page Six claim that at Thakoon Panichgul’s studio, even his little dog, Stevie, is stressed—she’s reported to have bitten an intern. Team Thakoon denied the claim in print, and took to Twitter to add: “Dear interns present and future, selling stories to Page Six will not get you hired.” Whatever else is or isn’t true, that last bit most certainly is. [Page Six / @ThakoonNY]