Leave it to Karl Lagerfeld to turn grocery shopping, aka the most ordinary task ever, into a glamorous star-studded event. During the Chanel fall/winter 2014 show at Paris Fashion Week, Kaiser transformed the Grand Palais into a full-blown supermarket, complete with extravagant food stations and aisles stocked with “Chanel” manufactured goods, from boxed carbs to “tweed” lemon soda. After the models finished their course, editors and celebrities alike made a mad dash onto the set for their own grocery run. The result? A poised Rihanna (in Chanel Couture) picking up a few provisions—including models (and besties!) Cara Delevingne and Joan Smalls along the way.
This Fashion Month, it looks like we’re keeping up with Kendall. As half-sister to the Kardashian brood, Jenner may be more reserved, quiet, and certainly less girly than the rest, but she definitely made her presence known on the runway, rocking headlines when she walked (exclusively, we might add) at Marc Jacobs—one of the hottest and most highly anticipated shows of New York Fashion Week. With a blunt bob and bleached brows, the 18-year-old reality star-turned-model was barely recognizable. A week later, she crossed the pond and turned up the smolder as she graced the Giles runway at London Fashion Week.
At Paris Fashion Week, she got the angry model stare down pat at Givenchy, with future brother-in-law Kanye West cheering from the sidelines. And most recently, it looked as though she was on Karl Lagerfeld‘s radar, too, landing a coveted spot in the now-famous Chanel “Shopping Center” show. One could argue that her prominent family ties might have something to do with her rising star status, but on the other hand, she seems to be a natural on the runway. Based on merit alone, we’d say she’s killing it on the catwalk. From one prestigious catwalk to the next (as evidenced above), no two looks are the same. Jenner—runway chameleon? Quite possibly!
For Karl Lagerfeld‘s Chanel fall/winter 2014 production, he transformed the Grand Palais into a chic supermarket that had everyone—including InStyle‘s Fashion News Director Eric Wilson and Fashion Director Cindy Weber Cleary—”shopping” for butter, oranges, tomatoes, and pearls. It was what Wilson could only describe as “the most insanely bizarre, but kind of awesome Chanel show I’ve ever seen.”
“It was the most fun show of the season so far for sure and it was bizarre, there were products on all the shelves that had unique Chanel labeling,” adds Clearly. “The collection was for modern woman like so many other designers in Paris this week, there were luxe versions of sweatsuits, and everyone had sneakers or sneaker-boots that were crazy chic, colorful suits, color coats; it was about shopping.” To get a glimpse of show and see Cara Delevingne take a final walk with Lagerfeld himself, watch the full video above!
This spring, your tried-and-true smoky eye is getting a heavy metal twist! Gilded accents were hot all over the spring runways, with the pretty peepers at Gucci and Jason Wu ranking at the top as our favorite (and most wearable!) looks. “Gold is the new neutral, and it’s more interesting and has more life than beige or taupe,” says InStyle beauty director Kahlana Barfield in the above video. The metallic eye couldn’t be easier to master at home — all you need to recreate it is your favorite 24-Karat shadow, a brown liner pencil, a rich bronze hue, and a soft blending brush. “I think a gold smoky eye is far more interesting than a traditional black or grey smoky eye, and it’s a great neutral, so anyone can pull it off,” she adds. Find out exactly how to bring the runway effect to your everyday routine by watching the video above, then get more makeup inspiration by clicking through our gallery!
Designer: Stella McCartney
What was it like: Held at famed opera house Palais Garnier, the opulent and old-world feel of the space contrasted with the joyful spirit present at McCartney’s show. Models Cara Delevingne and Joan Smalls led a dance party down the runway during the show’s finale, rocking out to loudly cranked tunes.
Why we love this collection: McCartney chose a new embellishment for this collection—a gold-piped swirl, almost reminiscent of ribbon candy that adorned deftly tailored pieces. Whether made of zippers or colored rope, it was added onto coats, pants, and dresses with equal impact. The dynamic silhouettes and offbeat embroideries infused the urban and sporty collection with a handmade touch. Not one for crafty pieces? The designer also offered terrific pantsuits, sleek skirts, and more in neutrals, reds, greens, and blues. Speaking up for function and utility, the models wore clunky platforms, some printed with stars. No doubt about it, the movement of these pieces will add a certain energy and texture to any wardrobe.
Designer: Phoebe Philo for Celine
Notable guest: Kanye West
What was it like: A runway crafted out of wooden planks, plus a sprinkling of potted leafy green foliage, alluded to an ecocentric atmosphere at the Celine fall/winter 2014 show.
Why we love this collection: Long, lean streamlined silhouettes, tailored double-breasted coats, and oversize sweaters and trousers indicated a strong fixation on all-things menswear. Yet, there were elements of femininity, including rose-shaped brooches, glass-embroidered dresses, sultry leopard prints, and flowy skirts with thigh-high slits. And while Philo may have taken inspiration from the past, the line-up very much spoke to women of today.
Shades of nude and pale icy hues may have been all the rage on the Oscars red carpet, but some of Hollywood’s starlets choose the opposite side of the color spectrum and showed off their dark side with frocks in shades of black, too. Emma Watson wowed in a metallic knitted Vera Wang gown accented with a godet mermaid skirt, Charlize Theron gave a dramatic illusion with her Christian Dior Couture gown with clear plastic straps and a sheer skirt. Anne Hathaway added some sparkle to her Gucci column silk crepe gown with a crystal-embroidered bodice, and nominated actress Julia Roberts wore a custom Givenchy lace number complete with a peplum detail. Other leading ladies who chose black on the red carpet? Margot Robbie, Olivia Wilde, and Anna Kendrick. Going dark never looked so good!
Want more Academy Awards fashion? See all the 2014 Oscars red carpet arrivals in our gallery!
Eric Wilson’s Front Row Diary: #PFW Goes Wild for Animal Prints–And It’s Not as Garish As You’d ThinkMar 3, 2014 @ 3:39 pm
Pictured, from left to right: Runway shows at Céline, Givenchy, and Chloé.
Leopard and cheetah spots, zebra stripes, snakeskin prints, fake fur, real fur, and fuzzy-wuzzy wooly coats have been so prominent in the fall collections shown in Paris this week that you might think fashion designers here had taken a group safari as an inspiration trip. Well, it’s not been as simple as that, and the clothes are not all nearly as garish as they might sound. In fact, the Paris shows have also included a sharp focus on practical designs, most admirably in the coat-dominant collections of Phoebe Philo at Céline and a tribute to working women by Raf Simons at Dior.
But it’s the spots that people will have people talking, from Balmain to Carven to Givenchy to Céline. Céline? Let’s start there, with Philo’s diverse collection, which overall marked a strong return to her spare, figure-friendly designs, but still had a few pops of rather blurry flocked animal patterns on wrap coats that carried forward the more vibrant elements of her spring collection. All the more impressive was that the impeccably fitted, solid coats that opened her collection, with contrasting white buttons and button-hole stitches placed in neat rows, held their own.