Joan Smalls


Jean Paul Gaultier presented a sophisticated collection with grey haired bouffant, lots of tweeds , trousers and cardigans.  Turtleneck sweaters worn under dresses, the models discarded their trenches and coats made of wool and leather as they reached the end of the runway. Image credit

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Victor & Rolf for Fall 2011 "wanted to create an army that battles for beauty" and the collection fulfilled the that quote,  the models wore red paint on their faces like Aztec warriors.  Felted wool pleated intricately, A color palette of black, red and white with a touch of ivory and silver.  Large pleated pinwheels on the back of jackets [...]

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“A woman who lives life every day and needs to be comfortable.” said Isabel Marant and this collection had a wide range of comfortable pieces influenced by the wild west with jeans,  denim shirts, sweaters in Navajo-pattern knits, fringe boots and oversized jackets with sheepskin lining. Image credit

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John Galliano's final collection at Christian Dior opened with Karlie Kloss wearing a cape, knee high boots and a very large brimmed hat.    The palette consisted of dark burgundy, green and black, fur coats, collars and hemlines trimmed with fur.  For evening, light airy ruffled dresses. Image credit

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"Christophe Decarnin was not present to take his bow at the end of the Balmain show. The designer was absent under doctor’s orders, after having recently been released from the hospital, where he was said to have been treated for depression. A Balmain spokesman said Decarnin was involved in the design." via WWD Image credit

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Beauty Is Diverse was created in December 2009 to showcase the diversity of women from various ethnic backgrounds working as models in the fashion industry. Beauty Is Diverse takes an in-depth look at models from South America…

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