• Princess Charlene and Olivia Munn help Atelier Versace kick off Couture Week

    With the City of Light quilted in snow, planes were grounded, taxis were nowhere to be seen and the Eurostar had major disruptions. But Donatella Versace still managed to pull an A-list crowd as she kicked off Paris Haute Couture Week, unveiling her new Atelier Versace collection to quite the starry front row that even included royalty in the form of Princess Charlene of Monaco. Sporting an unusual black and silver sequin panel shift dress, the statuesque blonde, who is often spotted picking up outfit ideas at Haute Couture Week, looked lovely as she cast a discerning eye over

  • Seeing squares: Celebs fall for Louis Vuitton's checkered print

    It's the holy grail of fashion right now and a trend that the style world is far from doing by halves – the square is everywhere. The rise of the chess-inspired look began in Paris Fashion Week, when Raf Simons' first ready-to-wear show for Dior was staged in a giant white cube built especially for the occasion that featured a series of interconnecting white rooms linked by square windows. This was followed up with Louis Vuitton's presentation, where paired-up models in squares-clad ensembles descended down the escalators and stepped onto a giant checkerboard catwalk in white and yellow.   And

  • Blooming lovely: Raf Simons brings Spring to Paris with enchanted garden

    Thick snow may have blanketed Paris, but it was officially Spring inside the Christian Dior show with an enchanted garden dreamed up by creative director Raf Simons. Amidst a maze of bushes, bare trees and green hedges, a host of Dior goddesses with dark pixie crops and blood red lips had jaws dropping as they stepped out in a stunning collection that the designer literally wanted to "be about the seasons; to be about the very idea of Spring". CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY "This collection reflects the passing of time of the season, beginning as the signs of early

  • Fashion flashback: The gorgeous inauguration gowns of first ladies gone by

    The fashion world gave a collective nod of approval as Michelle Obama stepped out sporting an ivory, off-the-shoulder, delicate flower-adorned Jason Wu dress at the Inauguration Ball in 2009. The little-known Taiwanese-born designer was unaware that his stunning creation had made the cut until he saw it on TV and he was instantly rocketed to fashion fame. But 42-year-old Michelle isn't the first first lady to rock a gorgeous gown. And the Smithsonian Museum of American History in Washington D.C. has a collection of the dresses worn going back 100 years, from Helen Taft, whose husband was sworn in