The royal was a vision in blue as she joined Prince Harry for an evening with King Mohammed VI of Morocco.
From Naomi Campbell‘s surprise runway return for Valentino to Viktor and Rolf’s meme-inspired dresses, Haute Couture Fashion Week has provided some serious desk-side chatter.Renowned for its dreamlike creations and purse-load of zeros price tags, the world of couture is seriously exclusive – giving the industry’s elite the perfect chance to demonstrate their sartorial prowess via the FROW.Thankfully, Céline Dion has continued to defend her position as reigning Queen of Couture this season in a series of gram-worthy outfit changes. First up, she watched the Alexandre Vauthier SS19 show unfold in a thigh-high split dress by the designer.Just a mere few hours later, she switched up the drama in a bow-embellished shirt and co-ordinating trousers for the Giorgio Armani Privé runway – where she gave the main man himself a quick post-show hug.Over at Chanel, brand ambassador Kristen Stewart stole the spotlight in a cropped jacket (in trademark bouclé of course) with metallic low-slung trousers and millennial-style sunnies to finish. Meanwhile, fellow actress Marion Cotillard demonstrated how to work the cycling short trend in the winter months with a chic quilted bum bag to hand.From rising star Rami Malek at Dior to a Valentino-clad Kristin Scott Thomas (we need her coat), here’s who wore what at Haute Couture Fashion Week.Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK.Read more from Yahoo Style UK: Fashion’s ‘It’ crowd is getting younger, as Netflix’s rising stars take to the FROW at FendiFrom Naomi Campbell to David Beckham, all the celebrity style from Paris Men’s Fashion WeekBest dressed Brits: January 2019’s top celebrity fashion
Although the campaign images are aesthetically pleasing, most people are displeased with Dior's inability to secure a different face for the collection.
First lady Melania Trump makes statement of sartorial diplomacy in France by wearing an unconventional look: a Dior tuxedo.
The Duchess of Sussex looked to an under-the-radar label for the London outing.
President Trump and Melania Trump visited Windsor Castle for tea with the queen, and the first lady apparently is a "tremendous fan" of the British monarch.
Kate Middleton turned to her beloved Alexander McQueen for the Royal Air Force celebration, while Meghan Markle's dress had a retro flair.
Paris Jackson has responded to reports that she "stormed out" of the French fashion house's show, which featured models on horseback.
The first lady and her stepdaughter donned similar looks — one recycled, one a $2,390 Oscar de la Renta number — for a White House event Wednesday.
Since Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced their engagement in late November, speculation over every detail of the upcoming nuptials has ballooned. Perhaps the most pressing question, at least to fashion voyeurs, is: Who will the bride wear? The list of possible royal wedding outfitters seems to be expanding, not narrowing. Betfair, an online gambling platform in the United Kingdom, has a list of designers and their shot at winning. (Seriously.) Among the contenders: Rouland Mouret, Mikhael Kane, Burberry, and Erdem, though that list is certainly not exhaustive. There’s also Israeli designer Inbal Dror, who sketched a potential dress for Markle, according to reports.In honor of Couture Week — the biannual showcase from design houses admitted to the Parisian Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode — the Yahoo Lifestyle team has kept its eyes open for the gowns we could see Markle wearing (even though her choice will more than likely be custom-made), as well as the wish-list wears that would send our royal dreams skyrocketing.Click through to imagine Markle in a one-of-a-kind look from Dior, or Ralph and Russo, or Giambattista Valli, to name a few.Read more from Yahoo Style + Beauty:Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyle and @YahooBeauty.Alexandra Mondalek is a writer for Yahoo Style + Beauty. Follow her on Twitter @amondalek.
On Monday, Christian Dior kicked off the first day of Haute Couture Fashion Week in Paris with a surrealist-inspired collection. On the surface, it’s your typical runway show filled with gorgeous gowns that celebrities will clamor over to wear on the red carpet. But look closer and the clothes actually have a deeper meaning hidden in plain sight.For the show, the French fashion house transformed the Musée Rodin into a Dali fan’s dream, featuring floors made of large black and white tiles with massive white sculptures of a hand,a torso, an ear, and a nose hanging from the ceiling.Models strutted down the checkered floors wearing masks and dresses mirroring a masquerade party. But, as spotted on models’ hands — “contradictoire bal masqué,” which translates to “contradictory masked ball” — not all is what it seems.Similar statements appeared wrapped around necks, across chests, and down fingers of models from the words of French poet André Breton. Breton is credited with having founded the surrealist art movement and penning its first manifesto in 1924.One of Breton’s “tattoo” quotes read, “Au départ il ne s’agit pas de comprendre mais bien d’aimer” which translates to, “Initially, it’s not about understanding, but about loving.” Another read, “L’imaginaire. C’est ce qui tend à devenir réel,” which means, “The imagination, this is what tends to become real.” A different one featured a repetition of words, “Attitudes Spectrales Attitudes Spectrales Attitudes Spectrales,” a direct reference to Breton’s 1932 poem “The Spectral Attitudes.”The obvious connection between Breton and the collection is his ties to surrealism. But beneath the surface, Breton was not only a surrealist but actually a misogynist. As Christopher Bailey wrote for the Los Angeles Times, “In 1927 Breton’s second Surrealist manifesto embodied the general sexism of the day. He extolled women as the muses of men, who were assumed to be the important artists.” In fact, Breton also once said, “The problem of woman is the most marvelous and disturbing problem in all the world.”Yet contrary to the sexism of the era, there were several notable female surrealist artists who were not merely muses but accomplished artists: Eileen Agar, Leonora Carrington, and Leonor Fini, to name a few. The latter came from Argentina and was known for depicting strong women in her artwork. She is also quoted at the beginning of Dior’s show notes.So why feature Breton so prominently? Maria Grazia Chiuri, Dior’s artistic director, is perhaps directly responding to Breton’s antiquated views. The representation of female bodies in sexual forms was a continuous theme in surrealist art. The balance many female surrealist artists had to find was how to represent this overt sensuality in a form that was respectful and empowering — not demeaning or submissive.Chiuri attempts with her couture collection to relieve this tension, which is still present in today’s society — a pressure women have between managing in a male-dominated world and finding their place in a culture at large that’s strongly advocating for women to rise up and break the glass ceiling even as they are still faced with roadblocks.Take, for example, the recent Harvey Weinstein scandal and the #MeToo movement. Women are looking for ways to assert themselves — especially when it comes to ownership of their bodies — after years of staying quiet (and being silenced) on sexual assault. Additionally, women are helping change the conversation away from victim shaming and stereotyping based on appearance, especially when it comes to fashion where questions like “What were you wearing?” were often asked.Dior exuding strong feminist undertones is nothing new in Chiuri’s era. In 2016, the designer became the first female artistic director in the brand’s more than 70-year history. She debuted her first collection for the fashion house with her sensational feminist tee, “We Should All Be Feminists.”Click through the gallery above for the top 15 best looks from the couture collection.Read More from Yahoo Lifestyle: • Kylie Jenner hides behind security blanket in Calvin Klein ad — and Twitter has theories why • Kaia Gerber, 16, wears clip-on earrings in ’80s style photo shoot • Olivia Munn bought her $13,598 red carpet dress online Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
In light of the Time's Up movement, which celebrities marked by wearing all black to the 2018 Golden Globes, one wonders: Why can't smart women love fashion and be activists for change?
On Thursday night, the biggest fashion stars gathered for the 2017 GQ Men of the Year party at Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles. Although most of the eyes were on the dapper men — the star-studded attendance list included Robert Pattinson, Mahershala Ali, Snoop Dogg, Garrett Hedlund, Jonathan Groff, and John Legend, among many others — Chrissy Teigen was equally eye-catching in her bombshell, plunging rosy pink velvet gown by Rhea Costa.The dress featured a sexy high slit reminiscent of Angelina Jolie’s signature thigh-baring look. The model styled the dress with oversized gold statement earrings and a matching gold mirrored clutch, along with diamond rings by Vardui Kara and Effy Jewelry. It’s hard to believe that Teigen is pregnant with her second child, the way she looks in this flattering, form-fitting dress, which hugs all of her curves perfectly.Since Christmas and New Year’s Eve are only a few weeks away, Teigen’s velvety wrap dress is the perfect outfit to wear to all of your holiday parties, dinners, and date nights.Above, shop nine picture-perfect holiday dresses inspired by Chrissy Teigen’s look.Read more from Yahoo Lifestyle:• Shop stylish, practical, cozy holiday gifts for the whole family — all under $25 • 13 gifts that look crazy expensive — but are under $50 • Shop 20 totes, satchels, and minibags for work, the holidays, and beyond — all under $500 Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
During Paris Fashion Week, Dior creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri unveiled her second feminist T-shirt with the slogan “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?”
Britain’s Prince Harry met the first lady of the United States over the weekend, and in the opinion of some onlookers he may have made a subtle editorial comment with a hand gesture.