Published on May 4, 2012
http://www.FashionTV.com/videos PARIS - FashionTV has coverage of Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2012-2013 with makeup tips, hair looks, backstage action, behind-the-scenes coverage and runway shows.
FashionTV highlights shows like Lanvin, Jean Paul Gaultier, John Galliano, Sonia Rykiel, Chloe, Balmain, Christian Dior, Vivienne Westwood's Gold Label, Jean Charles de Castelbajac, Manish Arora and Nina Ricci.
At Jean Paul Gaultier, the designer presented his edgy, urban and eye popping designs that almost came off a bit cartoonish in their graffiti prints. But this is what we've come to expect from JPG. Andrej Pejic (2:04) as always, was a highlight.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow comes to life at John Galliano, which has girls dressed up in bourgeois French equestrian garb.
Valentino showcases tough materials like leather in an extremely feminine way, as well as a dose of pink and a fabric that looks like Oriental carpeting.
Chloe's pale peaches, whites, and pastels are back but in a structured way that makes for exquisite French styling.
Vivienne Westwood's Gold Label collection was bold as usual, but quieter by Vivienne Westwood standards.
Dior is pretty and feminine with tulip shapes, full skirts, and a ballerina inspiration.
Balmain has a decorative element and of course, one can't miss the new bold shoulder--elongated and sticking out at the sides in an oversize linebacker sort of way.
While the bold colors are there, the Fall 2012 collection by Jean Charles de Castelbajac has a darker element than past collections and also focuses on birds.
Kenzo's collection taking place in the Université Pierre et Marie Curie is unique in its setting and models walk down an escalator. There's a forties vibe in silhouettes amidst the space age futurism.
Manish Arora's designs are bold, colorful and eccentric, with graffiti themes.
Nina Ricci's collection is darker and more provocative than collections past, as if a young girl dabbled in her mother's lingerie. Many of the collections have a dark theme this season.
Viktor & Rolf have a conveyor belt and models wearing pajama style silk. Also lots of fur.
Sonia Rykiel's collection is feminine but easy, and not as bright as past seasons. Comfortable daywear knits are key.
Alber Elbaz is celebrating his 10th year at Lanvin with a gala affair, complete with a fashion show summing up optimism, luxury, and color, of course. At the end of the show, Alber Elbaz got on stage to sing, "Que Sera Sera." Jessica Alba and Pharrell Williams were in the audience.
Paco Rabanne had boxy shapes, monotone colors like gray and black, urban (but not graphic) motifs, and tough fabrics like leather and mesh. Later, cobalt blue, sequins, and a bit of futurism made a statement.
The dark alien warrior came to life at Gareth Pugh with fur and fringe.
Dries Van Noten's team took Chinese, Japanese, and Korean costumes and printed them digitally on new fabric to create new contemporary pieces with Oriental-inspired prints. The result was graphic.
Elie Saab has black and gray architectural daywear and then his beautiful metallic gowns.
Appearances: Ginta Lapina, Jessica Alba, Magdalena Frackowiak, Coco Rocha, Andrej Pejic, Karlie Kloss, Lindsey Wixson, Alana Zimmer, Daria Strokous, Sigrid Agren, Aymeline Valade, Joan Smalls, Kati Nescher, Suvi Koponen, Kasia Struss, Vlada Roslyakova, Josephine Skriver, Pharrell Williams, Tanya Dziahileva, Alber Elbaz, Mouna Ayoub, Anais Pouliot, Yulia Kharlapanova, Maria Bradley, Mackenzie Drazan, Caroline Brasch Nielsen, Bette Franke, Kate King, Jourdan Dunn, Zuzanna Bijoch, Monika "Jac" Jagaciak, Daga Ziober, Anna Selezneva, Viktor Horsting, Rolf Snoeren, Arizona Muse, Kendra Spears, Vasilisa Pavlova, Sarah Blomqvist, Kinga Rajzak, Magda Laguinge, Dries Van Noten, Ken Downing (Neiman Marcus), Anja Rubik
FashionTV's YouTube network features coverage of fashion shows, fashion week, runway highlights, front row celebs, backstage, hair and makeup, models, designers, photo shoots, red carpets at the biggest events in Hollywood, and much more. The total source for worldwide fashion coverage, FashionTV has new uploads EVERY DAY - See it on YouTube first.
FashionTV "Fashion TV" "Best Of" Paris Fall Winter 2012 13 "Fashion Week" Fashion Week Review Models "Jessica Alba" "Coco Rocha" "Andrej Pejic" "Karlie Kloss" "Lindsey Wixson" "Joan Smalls" Pharrell "Arizona Muse" "Anja Rubik" "Aymeline Valad" "Kati Nescher" "Alber Elbaz" "Mackenzie Drazan" "Jourdan Dunn" "Monika Jagaciak" "Zuzanna Bijoch" "Paris Fashion Week" 2013 Automne Hiver Show Runway Best Of PFW "Fashion Videos" "Fashion Show" FTV Fashion-TV "FTV Models" Fashion TV FashionTV.com