John Galliano's debut at Maison Margiela: an analysis

John Galliano's debut at Maison Margiela: an analysis

This collection would be lambasted were it not associated with the resurrection of John Galliano. But first let’s look at the Maison Margiela signatures that Galliano has mercifully retained: The mix of high and low culture denim hot pants, leopard and zebra prints,...
Haute Couture Ateliers: High fashion behind the scenes

Haute Couture Ateliers: High fashion behind the scenes

If you’re anything like me, haute couture fashion weeks in Paris are for swooning over exquisitely decorated gowns. Appliqués, beading, embroideries and lace, oh my! The precision, the techniques and the flawless beauty of it all make you reconsider the notion that...
Empress Sisi's forgotten clothes

Empress Sisi's forgotten clothes

A new exhibition explores how Empress Elisabeth of Austria’s tragic and intriguing life reflected in her wardrobe. Elisabeth, nicknamed Sisi, was one of the most distinguished royals-celebrities of the 19th century. In 1854, at the age of 16, she married Emperor Franz...