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Fall ’11

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Overview

The Best fashion from Paris, New York, Milan and London.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Coming into the light at Lanvin.

Fashion Features

Bridget Foley’s Diary: Shadow Play

A tumultuous season yielded spectacular fashion.

clock March 21, 2011Bridget Foley

John Galliano

Designer and Luxury

On the Scene: Fall 2011 Collections

John Galliano’s tragedy, plus Kate the Great, Lady Gaga, Gucci’s new wheels, a Lively dinner and more.

clock March 21, 2011WWD Staff

John Galliano

Designer and Luxury

On the Scene: An Extraordinary Flameout

John Galliano surprised the fashion world again this season — but not on the runway.

clock March 21, 2011Miles Socha

Kate Moss stalked Louis Vuitton’s runway.

Designer and Luxury

On the Scene: Le Smoking

Kate the Great cannot be tamed.

clock March 21, 2011Miles Socha

Lady Gaga performing at the Thierry Mugler show.

Designer and Luxury

On the Scene: The Gaga Factor

Six months ago, the Thierry Mugler name caused barely a flicker on the fashion radar.

clock March 21, 2011Miles Socha

Tina Turner.

Designer and Luxury

On the Scene: In Bed With Giorgio

There must be something to the notion of beauty sleep if a glowing Tina Turner and buoyant designer Giorgio Armani are indicators.

clock March 21, 2011Kerry Olsen

Norma Kamali RTW Fall 2011

Designer and Luxury

On the Scene: Next to Norma

Anyone who has crossed paths with the designer over the course of her fortysomething-year career can tell you that the woman has her own way of doing things.

clock March 21, 2011Jessica Iredale

Angela and Tai Missoni

Designer and Luxury

On the Scene: Young at Heart

Ottavio ‘Tai’ Missoni, patriarch of the famous knitwear clan, marked his 90th birthday with a walk down the runway and an autobiography, published by Rizzoli.

clock March 21, 2011Luisa Zargani

Isaac Mizrahi actually dyed his poodles to match the models sashaying down the runway.

Designer and Luxury

On the Scene: Isaac’s Icing

No animals were harmed in the making of this production, but how about really embarrassed?

clock March 21, 2011Dianne M. Pogoda

Duran Duran.

Designer and Luxury

On the Scene: Girls on Film

Eighties British band Duran Duran was impossible to miss during Milan Fashion Week.

clock March 21, 2011Kerry Olsen

Debra Messing and Michael Kors

Designer and Luxury

On the Scene: Thirtysomething

To mark his 30th anniversary, Michael Kors hosted an intimate group of his friends and family at the city’s iconic Bemelmans Bar.

clock March 21, 2011Marc Karimzadeh

Karl Lagerfeld and Blake Lively

Designer and Luxury

On the Scene: Live Wire

A dour Paris Fashion Week was brightened by a flying visit from Little Miss Sunshine, aka Blake Lively.

clock March 21, 2011Miles Socha

Moncler Grenoble RTW Fall 2011

Designer and Luxury

On the Scene: On the Right Track

The perpetually bustling main concourse of Grand Central Terminal froze for 10 minutes on Sunday night of New York Fashion Week.

clock March 21, 2011Dianne M. Pogoda

Arizona Muse backstage at Michael Kors.

Designer and Luxury

On the Scene: A-Muse Me

Model-of-the-moment Arizona Muse lived up to her name this season.

clock March 21, 2011Cinnamon St. John

Rachel Antonoff RTW Fall 2011

Designer and Luxury

On the Scene: Sounding Off

Sometimes the music is half the fun. Or not. Here are some high notes (and a few clunkers) from runway soundtracks.

clock March 21, 2011Katya Foreman and Tara Bonet-Black and Tina Baraga

Zoe Kravitz, Alexander Wang and Karen Elson.

Designer and Luxury

On the Scene: Busy Body

It’s been a busy year for Alexander Wang—and we’re only into month three.

clock March 21, 2011Venessa Lau

Valérie Lemercier

Designer and Luxury

On the Scene: Laugh Track

A poodle was all that was missing from Jean Paul Gaultier’s fun, very French show.

clock March 21, 2011Katya Foreman

Olivier Theyskens' Theory.

Designer and Luxury

On the Scene: The Latest Theory

Those wondering if Olivier Theyskens could marry approachable and high fashion need look no further than his fall Theyskens’ Theory collection.

clock March 21, 2011Venessa Lau

The no-show of Christophe Decarnin at the end of the Balmain show left guests floundering in the dark.

Designer and Luxury

On the Scene: Invisible Man

The unexpected no-show of Christophe Decarnin at the end of the Balmain show left guests floundering in the dark.

clock March 21, 2011Katya Foreman

Stephen Burrows

Designer and Luxury

On the Scene: New York’s Burrows

Seventies-era disco darling Stephen Burrows is giving it another shot.

clock March 21, 2011Lisa Lockwood

Fiat 500 by Gucc

Designer and Luxury

On the Scene: The Gucci Machine

As part of its 90th birthday bash, the storied luxury house partnered with Italian auto giant Fiat.

clock March 21, 2011Luisa Zargani

Lady Gaga toasted her own arrival at Thierry Mugler.

Fashion Features

People and Parties

The monthlong cavalcade of front-row entrances and party hopping provided plenty of photo ops to the bold-faced names this season.

clock March 21, 2011WWD Staff

Marc Jacobs RTW Fall 2011

Designer and Luxury

Runway News

A great deal of news happened the traditional way — on the runway. Here, briefings on some of the fashion newsmakers of Fall 2011.

clock March 21, 2011Bridget Foley

Valentino RTW Fall 2011

Designer and Luxury

Best Exits

Top looks from top collections in New York, London, Milan and Paris. Plus, directional accessories of the season.

clock March 21, 2011Venessa Lau and Antonia Sardone and Jessica Iredale and Laurent Folcher and Shoshanna Fischhoff

Marchesa RTW Fall 2011

Designer and Luxury

Best Exits: New York

Top looks from top collections in New York.

clock March 21, 2011WWD Staff

Roksanda Ilincic RTW Fall 2011

Designer and Luxury

Best Exits: London

Top looks from top collections in London.

clock March 21, 2011WWD Staff

Missoni RTW Fall 2011

Designer and Luxury

Best Exits: Milan

Top looks from top collections in Milan.

clock March 21, 2011WWD Staff

Akris RTW Fall 2011

Designer and Luxury

Best Exits: Paris

Top looks from top collections in Paris.

clock March 21, 2011WWD Staff

Marni

Designer and Luxury

Best Exits: Added Details

Ladylike touches such as gloves and structured bags balanced embellishment and color as the lights shined on runway accessories.

clock March 21, 2011WWD Staff

Backstage at Yohji Yamamoto Fall 2011

Beauty Features

Backstage Beauty

Faces, nails and hair were awash with color, from gold and red tones to chic knots of hair, twisted tendrils and let’s-throw-in-the-kitchen-sink looks.

clock March 21, 2011Julie Naughton

CHECK IT OUT: Burberry Prorsum

Designer and Luxury

10 Trends From Fall 2011 Collections

WWD breaks down Fall 2011 into its key elements.

clock March 21, 2011WWD Staff

MAD ABOUT HUE: Gucci

Designer and Luxury

10 Trends: Mad About Hue

Whether posh and pretty or ultrabeastly, designers let the fur fly in a motley of engaging colors.

clock March 21, 2011WWD Staff

SEEING SPOTS: Stella McCartney

Designer and Luxury

10 Trends: Seeing Spots

Designers played disc jockey with all sorts of paillettes and dotted patterns.

clock March 21, 2011WWD Staff

H0MME WORK: Dolce & Gabbana

Designer and Luxury

10 Trends: Homme Work

It’s raining men— on the runways, that is—as designers sent out parades of tailored and mannish silhouettes.

clock March 21, 2011WWD Staff

PARKA AVENUE: Vera Wang

Designer and Luxury

10 Trends: Parka Avenue

The collections were one big outdoorsy romp filled with great anoraks, ponchos and coats.

clock March 21, 2011WWD Staff

CHECK IT OUT: Valentino

Designer and Luxury

10 Trends: Check it Out

Fall’s pattern plays took a turn toward graphic checks, from lumberjack plaids to haberdasher Prince of Wales motifs.

clock March 21, 2011WWD Staff

LA VIE EN SPORTIF: Alexander Wang

Designer and Luxury

10 Trends: La Vie En Sportif

Inventive new treatments and touches gavesportswear an interesting edge.

clock March 21, 2011WWD Staff

SPLICE, SPLICE, BABY: Dries Van Noten

Designer and Luxury

10 Trends: Splice, Splice, Baby

It was a potpourri of patchworking with collaged fabrics, prints and embellishments.

clock March 21, 2011WWD Staff

GILTY PLEASURES: Comme des Garçons

Designer and Luxury

10 Trends: Gilty Pleasures

Flaxen flourishes were all over in both subtle and deeply sun-kissed shades.

clock March 21, 2011WWD Staff

SNAKE CHARMERS: Versace

Designer and Luxury

10 Trends: Snake Charmers

Whether as colored inserts, allover construction or trompe l’oeil patterns, snakeskin is in for fall.

clock March 21, 2011WWD Staff

GOING SIXTY: Alberta Ferretti

Designer and Luxury

10 Trends: Going Sixty

Designers took aim at the ladified and streamlined Sixties—bouffant hair and all.

clock March 21, 2011WWD Staff

Satan doll.

Designer and Luxury

Say What?

Sometimes the designer’s message can get lost in translation.

clock March 21, 2011WWD Staff

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