The Bardot Edit: Paris Couture Week 2014

Couture season in Paris is not for the faint of heart. This week’s fashion hustle was punctuated by star-studded events featuring supermodels (Elle Macpherson), girlfriends of supermodels (Michelle Rodriguez), reality stars (Kim Kardashian), scandalous bloggers (Miroslava Duma), daughters of muses (Tallulah Harlech), and the token burlesque star (Dita von Teese). It rained, the champagne poured, and then it got très très froid.

Here are some of Petite Brigitte’s unforgettable looks from the shows.

 

5. DIOR: Little black wiggle dress.

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4. VIKTOR & ROLF: A throwback to the ballet years !

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3. ZUHAIR MURAD: A suit with some hardware.

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3. ELIE SAAB: A sexy sheer wedding.

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2. ZUHAIR MURAD: Head to toe zebra is always a good idea!

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Kate Moss photo exhibition opens in Paris

 Paris has so many cool art galleries popping up in the north part of the Marais district, and this Kate Moss exhibition will certainly draw the fashionistas into the district.  Loving this photo above… very Bardotesque.

 

 (With all the fuss about drugs, rockstars and anorexia-inspiring catchphrases it’s sometimes difficult to remember that Kate Moss is famous for a reason – her jaw-dropping good looks.A new exhibition hopes to remind us with a collection of photographs which go on display today at La Gallerie de L’Instant in Paris.

via Kate Moss exhibition of famous photos of the model opens in Paris | Mail Online.

Inès de la Fressange, a Frenchwoman’s Parisienne

Check out Elaine’s NY Times review of Inès de la Fressange’s new style book on how to look French. I must admit, its the best guide I’ve seen in a long time on attaining that certain “je ne sais quoi”. English version available in Paris at W.H. Smith.

THE perfect Parisian woman is an illusion, bien sûr. But learning to pretend to be one is a serious business that dates back centuries.

It is an enterprise that continues to thrive with profitable how-to books like, “How to Become a Real Parisian,” “The Parisian Woman’s Guide to Style” and “All You Need to Be Impossibly French.” Now Inès de la Fressange, ex-runway model, former face of Chanel, Legion of Honor winner, designer, businesswoman and daughter of a marquis, offers yet another take on how to dress, shop, eat and act like a true “Parisienne.” This onetime muse of Karl Lagerfeld has spun her beauty and style tips into a confection of a best seller, “Parisian Chic: A Style Guide,” which has sold more than 100,000 copies in French and has just hit the American market.

The book might have withered and died on the shelves, except that Ms. de la Fressange combines a “je ne sais quoi” audacity with a sassy tone, and leaves readers believing that, by following her rules and experimenting with confidence, they, too, can be just like her.

via Inès de la Fressange, a Frenchwoman’s Parisienne – NYTimes.com.

New legal headache for Galliano as lawyer sues

Shamed fashion designer John Galliano was facing a new legal headache on Monday after his former lawyer lodged lawsuits against him alleging defamation and slander.

The British couturier was sacked as French fashion house Dior’s creative director in February after being caught on film subjecting cafe patrons to a drunken anti-Semitic tirade.

While criminal charges relating to the outburst are pending, and Galliano could face a year in jail and a 22,500 euro fine, in April he lodged his own suit accusing lawyer Stephane Zerbib of embezzlement.

The stylist accuses his former adviser of siphoning almost three million euros (4.3 million dollars) from his account and that of one of his firms, according to French legal sources.

But on Monday, Zerbib counter-attacked with two suits accusing Galliano of smearing him with the allegations, again according to judicial sources.

According to a copy of the suit seen by AFP, Zerbib insists Galliano had been made fully aware of all transactions carried out on his bank accounts and had never expressed concern about any transfers of money.

via Capital FM Kenya: New legal headache for Galliano as lawyer sues.

Robert Pattinson in Paris

Teen crush Robert Pattinson was in Paris this weekend during his promotional tour for Water for Elephants, or De l’eau pour les éléphants, in Frenchie.

Accompanied by co-star Reese Witherspoon, the two stars dined at famed retaurant Chez L’ami Louis and spent Saturday night in the luxe hotel, Plaza Athénée on Paris’ best shopping street, Avenue Montaigne.

A devoted group of 30 groupies camped outside the hotel in anticipation of catching a glimpse of the Twilight star, who was sans girlfriend Kristen Stewart.

Robert’s European tour continued Sunday in Spain, for the Spanish premiere of the film.

50cent in the 75

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The rapper 50-cent graced Paris with his presence last night and hosted a private party celebrating the end of the French leg of his European Tour. 50 played at Bercy earlier this week, and then returned to Paris after making a tour of France. His party was at 22 Place Vendome, where he apparently keeps an apartment (and otherwise known as the outpost of Van Cleef & Arpels).

50 made the headlines recently for breaking his vow to “retire” if Kanye West’s album went number one over his new release. When calls came for him to follow through on his promise, he responded, “Hey man, I’m the number one album in Europe!”