Below, enjoy a rapid recap of some of our favorite collections from the S/S 18 season in Videofashion's hometown - head over to our Spring/Summer 2018 coverage page to watch the complete runways, plus designer interviews, and behind-the-scenes beauty scoops, and stay tuned for Autumn/Winter 18-19 show coverage starting in February!
After much speculation, it was announced today that designer Phoebe Philo is indeed parting ways with Céline.
In 2006, after five years at the helm of Chloé, Philo stepped away from designing in order to spend more time with her growing family. In 2008, Philo returned to the industry when she was hired to take the creative reigns at Céline. She has spent the past decade creating often minimalist, often menswear-inspired, and always #coveted designs, quietly gaining fashion fans from Kanye West (he name dropped Philo in "Dark Fantasy" - NO BIG DEAL) to Joan Didion. (VERY. BIG. DEAL.)
As we look forward to seeing what she does next, here's a look back at Philo's very first Céline runway from the Videofashion Vault - Spring/Summer 2010, which debuted in Paris in the fall of 2009. Don't miss the adorable interview with Philo's [rightfully very proud] parents!
The latest news in designer musical chairs comes from Paris, where it was announced this week that MUGLER artistic director, David Koma, will be leaving his role at the storied French house after four years holding the design reigns. Koma's namesake brand - likewise a favorite on the red carpet - will continue to show at London Fashion Week, and we look forward to seeing what's to come from the Georgian-born, UK-based designer.
For a little history lesson in all things MUGLER - and to see the latest runways from David Koma - check out our videos below!
Controversy arose this week when Victoria's Secret chose to include five-time VS model Ming Xi's now infamous runway fall in their nationally televised Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Instead of editing the #oops moment out of the pre-recorded (and widely known to be highly edited) primetime TV special, Tuesday night's viewers witnessed the cringe-worthy tumble in high-definition. OUCH.
While we mere mortals can only aspire to look as beautiful as Xi did while falling - let alone get back up on those 5-inch Brian Atwood heels and keep walking! - we couldn't help but feel empathy for the VS Fashion show veteran; after all, she took the fall in front of her hometown crowd. We also couldn't help but remember the below moment from the Videofashion Vault: during our 2011 interview with Xi backstage at NYFW, the Shanghai-born beauty admitted her biggest model mishap to date had been a catwalk fall at Paris Fashion Week. "I feel so sorry for that," said the then 21 year-old.
Xi, please DO. NOT. Apologize. And a shout-out to Victoria's Secret: this model has definitely earned her wings!
Check out the full interview with Ming Xi below!
Legendary fashion designer Azzedine Alaïa sadly passed away this weekend in Paris at the age of 77.
The industry icon was known for his understanding of the female form, his mastery of the craft, and his uncompromising vision. Alaïa's impressive list of famous clients included everyone from Michelle Obama to Lady Gaga, the latter of whom counted the designer as a friend, and paid tribute to Alaïa by wearing his designs to last night's American Music Awards.
We remember the designer with a flashback from the Videofashion Library: Azzedina Alaïa in Paris, 1985 with actress and singer, Grace Jones. Watch the full segment below ...
When it comes to casting runway shows, more and more designers are looking to fully represent and celebrate the diversity of the people living in our world.
The Spring/Summer 2018 shows were the most diverse yet, with many designers pushing for inclusivity on the runway. Hear what they had to say!
This week, the Metropolitan Museum of Art revealed the theme for 2018's Costume Institute exhibition: "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination." The exhibit will examine the relationship between fashion and masterpieces of religious art, and will include designs from Balenciaga, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, and many more. The comprehensive exhibit won't just be contained within the Anna Wintour Costume Center, but will expand into the Met's Medieval galleries and take the fashion flock uptown to the Met's storied Cloisters location!
As a recurrent reference for designers - and an inspiration for artists since the beginning of time - the exhibit is bound to be provocative and ... (forgive the pun) enlightening. The red carpet on May 7 should likewise be a religious fashion experience. We can't wait to see how 2018's co-hosts Rihanna, Amal Clooney, and Donatella Versace interpret the theme!
As we gear up for next spring's big event, here's a look back at 2017's Met Gala, which celebrated Rei Kawakubo of Comme Des Garçons ...
Step inside the Videofashion Vault and take a look back at the illustrious career of Gianni Versace, with exclusive interviews from the Videofashion Library! Then be sure to check out Donatella Versace's acclaimed Spring/Summer 2018 runway from Milan Fashion Week - a touching tribute to her late brother, and one of the most talked-about - and Instagrammed! - shows of the season.
What's your favorite re-issued Versace look?!
Announced this week, Christopher Bailey will be exiting his role as Chief Creative Officer of Burberry, after 17 years working for the storied British house.
Here's a look back at Burberry through the years (plus an interview with Bailey), from the Videofashion Library!
As August winds down - and we catch our breath before kicking off the Spring/Summer 2018 collections - we look back at a poignant, politically charged, Fall 2017 season ...