Anna Bauer

Louis Vuitton

March 7, 2012

Marc Jacobs turned to the Industrial Revolution for his Louis Vuitton collection.

Kanye West

March 7, 2012

Kanye’s fashion-designer debut last year received, at the very best, mixed reviews.


March 7, 2012

There was a fairy-tale feel to Valentino’s fall 2012 collection—a scalloped, square-neck long-sleeved bright red dress with matching patent red ankle-strap shoes conjured up images of Little Red Riding Hood.

Alexander McQueen

March 7, 2012

Alexander McQueen opened with a series of snow-white elaborate mini skirts, layered with Disney-princess ruffles or embroidered flowers, and cinched at the waist with rather weapon-like metal belts—a new twist on the idea of a warrior princess.


March 6, 2012

The Chanel show was a winter wonderland ruled by a nefarious snow-queen. The runway glittered with purple crystals in the background and each model was sporting thick, bejewelled eyebrows.

Vivienne Westwood

March 6, 2012

Vivienne Westwood’s Fall 2012 show was entitled “London,” and London it was, or at least London from Medieval times to today.

Viktor & Rolf

March 6, 2012

Fur was the mot du jour at Viktor & Rolf: layered fur overcoats, a fur-trimmed white trench, black leather bomber jacket and black pant-suit, sandals with fur ankle straps, clutches with fur detailing, giant fur collars and more delicate fur bracelets, sheer paneled evening dresses decorated with fur pom-poms…you get the pictures

Haider Ackermann

March 6, 2012

Haider Ackermann tackled some fall favorites in this collection—his palette was filled with green-grey, burgundy, pumpkin orange, mustard yellow and plum brandy, models wore leather lace-up boots and the occasional pair of black leather gloves, and looks were layered with jackets, coats and scarves.

Jean Paul Gaultier

March 5, 2012

Jean Paul Gaultier left behind his signature Breton stripes and travelled to New York circa Andy Warhol’s Factory days.

Isabel Marant

March 3, 2012

Isabel Marant presented a western-themed collection filled with white lace prairie mini-dresses, embroidered cowboy shirts and even a studded denim and black-fringed top.


March 3, 2012

This collection marks Alber Elbaz’s 10-year anniversary as creative director of Lanvin.


March 3, 2012

No one knew quite what to expect from Dior—the house is still trying to find its footing after the sudden departure of John Galliano and his replacement by Bill Gaytten.

Rick Owens

March 1, 2012

At Rick Owens models were cloaked in sweeping black, grey and occasionally peach floor-length skirts and turtle-neck dresses.

Nina Ricci

March 1, 2012

Peter Copping’s collection for Nina Ricci was part pretty prints and pink dresses, part sultry black fur and burgundy velvet, and entirely feminine.


March 1, 2012

Olivier Rousteing’s second runway collection for Balmain maintained and modernized the house’s signature glittering jackets and minidresses.

Dries Van Noten

March 1, 2012

Dries Van Noten interspersed a series of beautiful eastern-influenced blue, turquoise, gold, yellow and red silk printed dresses, capes and jackets, with grey-green military coats and parkas.

Dolce & Gabbana

February 29, 2012

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana presented a collection abundant with florals, black lace, gold embellished black dresses and headbands—part mourning Sicilian widow, part worldy seductress.


February 27, 2012

Christopher Kane and Donatella Versace’s Versus collection paid homage to tough girls: leather and lace-up dresses in burgundy, fuschia, indigo and yellow tie-dye dominated the collection.

Jil Sander

February 27, 2012

Raf Simons ended his seven-year stint at Jil Sander with elegant evening dresses, strong red coats, and pretty lilac and pink dresses.

Emporio Armani

February 27, 2012

Giorgio Armani mixed opulent velvets and frivolous, almost pyschedelic furs in his Emporio Armani F/W collection.