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Street Style, Paris: 17 beautiful shots from outside Couture Fashion Week Spring 2014


Street Style Paris Couture Fashion Week Spring 2014

Photography by Peter Stigter

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With no help from this winter’s especially frigid temps, things are officially heating up for 2014’s first dose of fashion month with much of the international style set in Paris for Spring 2014 Couture Week. Unsurprisingly, much of what we’re seeing on the street outside the shows has to do with protection, as strong and playful outwear serves as a colourful shield against arctic air.

Already fully outfitted in Spring 2014 ready-to-wear, quirky style maven Anna Dello Russo topped her embellished Prada jacket with a matching sugary pink fur Chanel trapper hat and over-the-knee flat white leather boots, an unusual choice for the matriarch of towering heels. Ultra-stylish rapper A$AP Rocky continued his serious fan-boy affection for Raf Simons at the Christian Dior Couture show in a mod button down, leather moto jacket and his signature braids. Talented and fashion-savvy? Our hearts are aflutter.

The Russians were out in droves with Elena Perminova, Miroslava Duma and Anya Ziourova all donning bold coats with matching mock scarf collars. We smell a new trend: Susie Bubble sported a Céline-inspired laundry bag check jacket in soft pastels, matched with an envy-inducing and mesmerizing wavy clutch. Caroline Issa was similarly on point in pastels, effortlessly mixing a button down, jacket and striped pumps, all in varying whimsical shades. Everyone’s favourite kooky Aunt, Grace Coddington, proved that sometimes less is more, choosing only to accessorize her oversized leather coat with her signature hair. If only we could pull off such a look.
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Chanel Haute Couture shows sneakers and fannypacks for Spring 2014


Chanel Haute Couture Spring 2014

Photography by Olivier Saillant

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Oh, Karl. We loved you before. But now that you have given the signal that it’s okay to wear sneakers with gowns, our hearts swell.

At this morning’s Chanel Haute Couture Spring 2014 show at the Grand Palais in Paris, every outfit—from sparkling romper to feathered gown—came with kicks. But not just any kicks.

In lace or tweed-covered python, these 3,000 Euro trainers took up to 30 hours a pair to craft at couture footwear atelier Massaro, one of several Metiers d’Arts houses Chanel owns.  Some came with matching knee and elbow pads and belly bags (an option for the environmentally aware starlet who might want to rollerblade to the Oscar red carpet?)

Shine was the other main story of the collection, unveiled in a faux Club Cambon setting with live orchestra and silver leather banquet seating. Everything glistened from the exaggerated hourglass suits with cropped jackets hovering over corseted waists to sport-y tunics and leggings in sequin-dotted organza. Many of the feathered frocks seemed as if they been dipped in metal, and many gowns had trains that the models hiked to sprint up and down the grand staircase. It’s been decades since they’ve moved with such ease and they truly seemed to enjoy it.

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