Spring 2017 Archive

These Disney Princess-Inspired Wedding Gowns Are Stunning, but 1 Is Causing Some Controversy

Even though we’re well past childhood, we’ll never stop obsessing over Disney princesses or their signature looks. Thankfully, we’re not alone. Alfred Angelo continues to be inspired by the iconic characters as well and released another Disney Fairy Tale Weddings collection for Spring 2017. Looking at the runway, it’s easy to point out who inspired each design, as the details and overall vibe make it …

Haley Bennett Is a New Actress Who Just Got a Huge Fashion Honor

Haley Bennett just attended The Girl on the Train premiere in an Altuzarra design that’s fresh off the runway. And though we’d expect a move like that from an on-the-rise star who’s embracing the spotlight, she’s not the only one already in Spring 2017. Kim and Kourtney Kardashian played dress up in Balmain right after the collection’s debut, Cate Blanchett already wore a Gucci number, …

Stella McCartney Turned the Classic Button-Down Upside Down and All Around

If there’s one thing Stella McCartney has perfected, it is the art of the slouch. So when we say she sent button-downs, track suits, and denim down her Spring runway, don’t expect the ordinary. Stella did it her way, which starts with eco-friendly production. This season’s suede, jersey, and woven fabrics are organic, and you’d know it by looking at them since they’re printed with …

Robots Walked the Runway – and 26 Other Things to Know About the Data Center Chanel Show

We wouldn’t normally think “fashion” when picturing a data center, but then again, we’re not the creative genius known as Karl Lagerfeld. Each year, Chanel’s designer and creative director puts on a full-on event while showing his latest collection, complete with sets that’ll leave your mouth agape. And for Spring ’17? The theme was called “Data Center Chanel.” Plugs and circuit boards surrounded the runway, …

14 Spring Runway Looks With Michelle Obama's Name on Them

Michelle Obama might be a busy woman, but she’s definitely got time to shop. In fact, the FLOTUS knows the importance of power dressing. That doesn’t just mean she’s got the right suits for business affairs or appropriately modest gowns for state dinners. Michelle also dresses based on her location. When she’s in London, she chooses designers like Mary Katrantzou, Preen, and Peter Pilotto, who …

You're About to Fall in Love With Valentino's Spring '17 Lineup

Valentino ushered in a new era with Pierpaolo Piccioli’s first show as sole creative director of the label, though, admittedly, the Spring ’17 lineup looks a lot like the Valentino we already know. Romance is delivered in contemporary shapes and details, like the lace-up flats and micro-mini crossbody bags swung over evening wear. Dresses cut in the same peasant silhouettes with high necks and skirts …

Once You Set Eyes on Balenciaga's Spandex Boot Pants, You Can't Look Away

When Vetements’s Demna Gvasalia took the helm at Balenciaga last season, he didn’t offer us a new perspective on street style, he won us over. It’s only now, on the Spring 2017 runways, that Gvasalia’s peers are experimenting with the ideas he set in motion: a coat pulled off the shoulders so the arms lock in place and bags so oversize, it’s hard to imagine …

For These Stars, the Best Paris Views Are From the Front Row

Paris may be known as the City of Light, full of spectacular sights and historical landmarks. But during the city’s Fashion Week, all of that tends to take a back seat. Stars settle into the front row at runway shows, viewing designs from the likes of Lanvin, Balmain, and Chloé and quickly adding each stunning piece to their future shopping lists. This time around, a …

No One Clapped For the Dior Show at Paris Fashion Week – They Full-On Cheered

Maria Grazia Chiuri is the first female to take on the role of creative director at Dior. She could have played it cool, touching on the house’s signature notes, creating dresses that flatter the figure but still withhold structure. Instead, she started a revolution. It wasn’t just the graphic tee that read “We should all be feminists.” If anything, that new street-style top is just …

Chloé Bags? Psh, You'll Be Dressed in Chloé Head-to-Toe Come Spring

Editors flock to every Chloé show ready to Snapchat, or these days Boomerang, the new bag. Because Chloé bags — the Faye, the Marcie, the Jane — have become more than It-items, they are essentials. The Spring 2017 presentation in Paris was no different. Plenty of women were captured by the daintiness of the tiniest pouch, which was essentially just a gold bracelet extended — …