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Haute Couture Spring 2012

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While FashionTV is always stunned by the the unique ready-to-wear designs of New York, London, Milan, and Paris Fashion Weeks, it’s Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week that also takes our breath away. We are ultimately overwhelmed by the intricate use of embroidery, pailettes, and beading, architectural additions of insets and pleats and lavish fabrics like chiffon, organza, gazar, silk, feathers, and fur.

Yes, design labels like Versace, Chanel, Valentino, Givenchy, Giambattista Valli Jean Paul Gaultier, and Dior have mens and womenwear labels, but their technical craftsmanship, attention to detail, and complex handiwork have their moments in the limelight (not soon to be forgotten) when they create their one-of-a-kind haute couture collections. FashionTV brings you the very best of their beautiful concepts from Spring/Summer 2012.

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It’s no wonder that high-end glamazon Donatella Versace wanted to come back to Paris Couture  Fashion Week after an 8-year hiatus with Atelier Versace.  She missed the magic of it all–the couture poses (check out model Lindsey Wixson in her SS 2012 showcase), the architectural and glitzy gowns, the intricate fabrics, the biggest models in the world (Karlie Kloss, Arizona Muse), and the luxe one-of-a-kind designs.

Paris Haute Couture Week is also a time for master couturiers who are particularly known for their couture to come to the forefront.  Suddenly, designers like Zuhair Murad, Georges Hobeika, Christophe Josse, and Stephane Rolland become household names in Milan, Paris, and throughout the fashion world. After all, who WILL forget supermodel Yasmin Le Bon’ s slow waltz down the runway in a 110-pound red gown stunner at the end of the Stephane Rolland show.

What Is Haute Couture?

Cathy Horyn, style writer for The New York Times recently wrote, “I think couture should yield an experience that is unavailable anywhere else.” Essentially, this is what couture is all about. Haute couture, French for high dressmaking, is about the creation of exclusive custom-made clothing made from high quality fabrics and often sewn with extreme time-consuming detail to create high-end one of a kind looks.  That’s why you’ll typically only see these pieces worn by affluent private clients, well-to-do socialites, or Hollywood movie stars who want to make an impact with a look not found anywhere else.

In order to be recognized as a couture house, a fashion brand needs to design made-to-order pieces for private clients with fittings, have an atelier (workshop) in Paris with at least 15 people full time, and each season (Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer) present a collection to the Paris press with at least 35 runs with outfits for both daywear and evening wear.  Perhaps this is no longer so accurate as designers like Donatella Versace presented only 15 looks this season.

History of Haute Couture

Couture began in the late nineteenth century when designer Charles Frederick Worth established the first haute couture house in Paris.  Later, after World War II, designers like Christian Dior became devoted to dressing women in elegant style, separately from the uniforms they had been used to.  War, recession, and other obstacles have changed the face of couture but it has continued to survive, with a recent boom in sales.

30 design houses showcased their designs in Spring/Summer 2012 season. The Chambre syndicale de la haute couture is comprised of at least 33 members at the present time, including jewelry and accessories.

Experience the extravagance of haute couture on FashionTV with highlights from breathtaking shows like Versace and Georges Hobeika. FashionTV brings you the top designers, models, runways shows, and premiere front row and backstage action at the biggest events from around the world.


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Paris and Milan Men Fashion Week Fall 2012

 

From Structured Suits to Luxe Sportswear:

Check Out The Fall 2012 Trends from Paris and Milan Men’s Fashion Week

FashionTV captures the handsome men of the runway – Francisco Lachowski, Andrea Preti, Adrien Sahores, Clement Chabernaud, and even top male supermodel David Gandy at this season’s Paris and Milan Men’s Fashion Weeks highlighting the Fall/Winter 2012-2013 season.

This is the season for menswear, which typically doesn’t have the same buzz as couture or womenswear, to shine! Unlike the bright and eye-popping colors and loose fabrics of Spring/Summer 2012, the Fall/Winter 2012-2013 provided the perfect venue to showcase Fall colors (burgundy, black, gold, copper) and textured Fall/Winter fabrics like wool, tweed, jersey, and velvet.

Men’s fashion this season came in the form of two types of looks that were prominent this season. There were the structured suits, of course, which this time were made even more lavish with long coats and textured fabrics to add to the dark, haunting and romantic themes of shows like Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, and Songzio. While other shows like Missoni, Roberto Cavalli, and Frankie Morrello were more colorful in nature, these casual looks came to the forefront in a more rugged nature with geometric patterns and plaid prints or with loose pants and oversize capes.

When the looks weren’t rugged, they were sporty—and as sportswear is a common element of Paris and Milan Men’s shows, it was nice to see the looks either overtly casual but still containing that sport element or less dressy than the typical overdressed duds.

 

One of the most fabulous aspects of this season’s Paris and Milan Men’s shows for Fall/Winter 2012-2013 is that some of the designers focused on themes and stories to describe the pieces that made up their collections. Dolce & Gabbana, for example, were inspired by opera in Palermo in the year 1910.

While the male models were draped in overcoats and lush velvet textures, waiters in tux and tails gave out champagne to the audience. During her show, designer Vivienne Westwood and her husband, who is in charge of the VW menswear line, wanted to call attention to the icebergs in the North and South Pole, and focused her collection on luxe garment wearing polar explorers of the 20th century, complete with icicle makeup in their hair, beards, and on their faces. Other themed shows include the materialistic meets meditative Frankie Morello show and the army and free bird-ridden Dior Homme collection.

Throughout to the Fall/Winter 2012/2013 season, designer labels like Missoni, Versace, Salvatore Ferragamo, Prada, and Cavalli honed in on trends like colorful geometric patterns on jackets and sweaters, leather and wool for long coats, and suits with lavish prints, like the suits found at Jean Paul Gaultier and Moschino (both brick patterns!), and loud colors like Roberto Cavalli.

FashionTV brings you the latest trends and themes of all the top menswear runway shows during Paris and Milan Men Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2012-2013.

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Kick-start New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2012-2013

It’s that time again! FashionTV brings you exclusive coverage from New York Fashion Week, which promises all the best autumn trends for Fall/Winter 2012-2013.

The loose fabrics, bright greens, hot pinks, shiny purples and flourescent neons have been replaced by furs, deep teals, burgundy reds, brocades, and a kaleidoscope of prints that are perfect for the upcoming Fall season.

The runway shows have just started and already we’ve seen the signature color blocking of BCBG MaxAzria, the military glam power walkers of Jason Wu, the bowled over sleeves and quirky prints of Peter Som, and the bright orange and deep blue of Cynthia Rowley.

Karlie Kloss may not be walking at New York Fashion Week this season (*sigh) but we’ve already seen other big name models like Candice Swanepoel, Jourdan Dunn, Joan Smalls, Aymeline Valade, and Daphne Groeneveld.  American models Jacquelyn Jablonski, Ruby Aldridge and Arizona Muse have made an impact at shows like Helmut Lang, Jason Wu, and BCBG MaxAzria.

Keep your eyes glued to FashionTV this week for an exclusive look at many of the top shows as well as hair and makeup secrets from top makeup artists and hairdressers including reps from brands like Kerastase, MAC Cosmetics and Maybelline.  You don’t want to miss all the latest from New York Fashion Week right here on FashionTV!

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New York Fashion Week Trends: Military Looks

All over the world, we honor our military. And so do our favorite fashion designers. This New York Fashion Week top fashion designers exhibited collections with consistent military elements throughout.

Such military details included uniforms, sharp-shoulder styles, epaulets and large gold buttons. Each element exhibited was coupled with a feminine touch. It certainly feels like this Fall’s wardrobes are going to be filled with military-inspired apparel!

FashionTV collected some of the remarkable shows from New York Fashion Week. Check out our fashion designer’s urban warriors!

Alexander Wang

Alexander Wang is one of the rising designers in the elite fashion scene. In his Fall 2012 collection Wang incorporated many military aspects to his designs including leather trench coats adorned with epaulets and tailored jackets which, as a whole, depicted the appearance of a military officer. The cherry on Wang’s cake was the closure of the show. Top model Gisele Bundchen got on stage and stunned the audience with a gorgeous trench coat.

Jason Wu

Another designer that was swept by the military trend is Jason Wu. The talented designer showed sharp-shoulder jackets as well as beautiful combinations of big buttons and turtle-neck collars. Whether or not Wu was inspired by the return of the American troops from Iraq, his Fall 2012 collection made women look sexy in uniform.

Rag & Bone

Like Jason Wu, Rag & Bone also took traditional military elements and put them through a feminine filter. The epaulets and big buttons were there, but instead of looking stiff and formal, there was a luxe feel to much of the clothing, which was tailored and tapered.

Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham’s interpretation of the military trend included knee-high boots and detailed tailored jackets in this year’s collection. Skin-tight dresses were a major part of Beckham’s designs in addition to gold buttons, python-lined trench coats and tons of khaki!

Tommy Hilfiger Men

If you combine a cadet’s military uniform and add a touch of lifestyle, you land up with Tommy Hilfiger’s Fall 2012 Men’s collection. The American designer presented a brilliantly trendy and sexy type of sophisticated line filled with military coats, pants and shoes. While keeping true to his signature sportswear Hilfiger also grasped our attention with unique pop art color combinations like red and orange and paint splattered tees and pants — presenting a different kind of “military” look.

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Kick-start London Fashion Week Fall/ Winter 2012-2013

With New York Fashion Week swiftly behind us and the shows kick-starting in London, FashionTV highlights what makes the British edition of the worlds’ major Fashion Weeks so special.

McQ Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood Red Label, Burberry Prorsum, Matthew Williamson, Pringle of Scotland, Christopher Kane . . .  Have you missed these quintessential British designers and brands?

Considered the more “edgy” of the fashion weeks, London Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2012-2013 is bound to provide for many new trends, magnificent outfits and brilliant new designs for next winter.

Apart from the amazing fashion shows and revealing new seasonal trends, London Fashion Week is also recognized for its technological edge. London was the first to broadcast its shows live on the web during the Spring 2010 season. A year later, Burberry made history when it broadcast its runway show live in 3D. This season, nearly every fashion show will be aired live, and fans eager for behind- the- scenes glimpses can follow London Fashion Week’s popular Facebook fan page.

As far as trends are concerned: FashionTV noticed that maxi skirts and dresses were hot at House of Holland, Preen and Mulberry’s runway shows. Moschino Cheap and Chic and Todd Lynn are two of the designers who included military motifs on their designs.

Among the collections presented so far, the presence of black, white and brown colors were heavily noted. Glimpses of red were could be seen in the collections of PPQ and Daks. John Rocha included pale greens and Nicole Farhi and Moschino Cheap & Chic presented beautiful yellow and pink items.

Coats are, naturally, very popular on the catwalks. While some designers went for the military look, others like Daks and John Rocha chose a more sophisticated path. Todd Lynn’s collection included some magnificent asymmetric coats, which gave a fresh new fashion vision.

Alongside fashion collections, London Fashion Week also offers some great events. One of these was a presentation by designer Stella McCartney. During the presentation McCartney showed off pieces from her new Fall 2012 line. Top models and celebrities such as Rihanna, Kate Moss, Kanye West and Simon LeBon turned the evening into a paparazzi field day.

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London Fashion Week Fall/ Winter 2012/13: 'Back to Black'

Floral dresses, maxi skirts and military-inspired fashion items are all trends that London Fashion Week’s designers were happy to embrace. During this particular fashion week it seems like yet another trend was added to the list: the black fashion trend.

While Moschino Cheap & Chic, Antoni & Alison and Matthew Williamson preferred a colorful direction for next fall, other brands and fashion designer went back to the old, beautiful, mysterious and sexy black designs.

Stella McCartney

McCartney’s black outfits were very traditional this collection. Black business suit, a black military-inspired coat and two pyjama-like black suits were the notable items. Fall 2012, according to McCartney, is going to be dramatic, precise and simple. Just like black fashion.

Mulberry

Emma Hill, Mulberry’s creative director, decided to soften their black designs with colorful prints and African elements. However, they also showcased a lot of 100% black designs, including black feather coats, maxi and midi dresses and black leather pieces. After watching Mulberry’s Fall 2012 collection, it became very clear – this is going to be a clean and sophisticated Fall.

Corrie Nielsen

Corrie Nielsen worked for six years as the bespoke tailor for Vivienne Westwood before launching her own label. Nielsen’s Fall 2012 collection is basically a combination between Westwood’s unusual lines and homage for Scottish heritage. Apart from Scottish motives, models were wearing many black dresses, skirts and suits. Puffy sleeves were also very notable motives in this collection.

Daks

Daks’ collection included elegant and simple maxi black dresses as well as black suits and coats. Though it is a fall fashion, the designers chose soft and loose fabrics that created sexy silhouettes and left heavy and cumbersome designs for another time.

John Rocha

If you like wearing black feathers, John Rocha’s Fall 2012 collection is the perfect one for you. Black color ruled on Rocha’s runway, introducing some very interesting combinations between feathers, lace and black leather. Most beautiful were the feather coats and the sexy lace dresses, which managed to create a softened sexy look.

Maria Grachvogel

Maria Grachvogel’s fashion vision for Fall 2012 mainly includes clean and simple lines. Among her khaki, camel, blue and orchid dresses, black items got much attention. Maxi and midi dresses with bat sleeves and delicate accessories created a sophisticated though simple look.

Vivienne Westwood Red Label

You can’t end a feature about the black fashion trend during London Fashion Week without mentioning Vivienne Westwood! This unpredictable (and we mean unpredictable) designer presented a beautiful and sexy black leather suit on her runway as well as black tweed jackets and floppy slip mini dresses. Though this was a very unique show, black items were relatively rare on Westwood’s runway and that’s what was so special about them.


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Black fashion is always around. It seems like this color will never go out of fashion! So whether you define yourselves as fashionistas or you just like to look good in what you are wearing, black is back and is going to make you look super trendy next fall.

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It’s Time For Milan Fashion Week Fall 2012

For Fall/Winter 2012-2013, New York Fashion Week added fur to their sleeves and peplum shapes to their skirts.  Marc Jacobs added an Oliver Twist flair with big floppy mink hats from Stephan Jones and Ralph Lauren went back to the Great Gatsby era with brown tweed suits, cloches, and sleek satin sheaths.

London Fashion Week kicked their colors into high gear with splashy mismatched prints and mega-watt graphic patterns.  Mary Katrantzou reaffirmed why her gorgeous geometric prints are one-of-a-kind and Mulberry’s Where The Wild Things are runway called for giant Mongolian fur coats, chunky knit dresses, and a Maurice Sendak ambiance.

So what does Milan have in store for us? All of the above and more–if Dsquared2, Versace, Gucci, Moschino, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio Armani and Roberto Cavalli have anything to say about it.

Milan Fashion Week is arguably the most luxurious, most embellished, and most recognizable of all the fashion weeks in the world for many reasons including the fact that so many top designers and models are in one place.  Where else can you get designers Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Versace and models Karlie Kloss, Natasha Poly, Isabeli Fontana, Bianca Balti, and Anja Rubik in one week

The Italians also set the standards for the best in fashion. While yes, Paris is known for its haute couture and both London and New York is known for its edgy style, Milan has all of the above and more, with added luxury along the way.

Scandals Shake Up Milan Fashion Weeks Past

In February 2011, the fashion industry was thrown for a loop when Creative Director John Galliano was suspended from his position at Christian Dior. While Galliano was a designer that showed in Paris, the news was made public around the time of Milan Fashion Week. Designers like Giorgio Armani felt sorry for the elaborate way the scandal rippled throughout the world and added that it was a difficult time for the designer.  Fashion media heads like Vogue Italia Editor-In-Chief Franca Sozzani couldn’t imagine a Dior collection without the designer’s presence.

The events unfolded with deft precision and the news sent shockwaves through the fashion industry.  But the show must go on! Designers like Donatella Versace, Miuccia Prada, Consuelo Castiglioni for Marni, and Dsquared2 design duo Dean and Dan Caten commented on the news, but did not let it affect their statement-making ready-to-wear runways for Fall 2011.

This year, Milan Fashion Week may or may not be overshadowed by Oscars 2012 on February 26, 2012 as it typically is every year.  That day, Marni, Versus, Frankie Morello, and Dolce & Gabbana are all set to showcase their Fall 2012 collections. And while the Oscars only take up a specific chunk of time in the evening, there’s always that before and after hype of what is he or she wearing, who’s going to win, and will the host or hosts live up to expectations.

What Will The Trends Be For Milan Fall 2012?

For Fall 2011, designers boasted both bold menswear-inspired pieces (Dolce & Gabbana) and ladylike fashions (Prada.) Roberto Cavalli pieced together a collection with warrior women in gilded garb and Gucci brought back the richness of the 70s with velvet and vibrant jewel tones like emerald green, sapphire blue, and fiery red.

Will this transition into Fall, where fashion weeks like New York and London have already seen their fair share of fur, leather, military glam, and deep fall colors, we wonder if some of those Fall 2011 trends will be back on the runway or if they’ll be completely out of the picture.  Will we see old favorites like Cavalli’s animal print and Versace bodycon dresses? Will Marni’s prints look wilder than ever now that she’s in the news for her collab with H&M?

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Naomi Campbell Walking Exclusively For Roberto Cavalli Fall/Winter 2012-2013 Runway

There’s some breaking news on the horizon and FashionTV has the scoop!

Roberto Cavalli has just announced that supermodel Naomi Campbell is walking in his Fall/Winter 2012-2013 this season.  She is walking exclusively for his Roberto Cavalli line. The show takes place on Monday February 27, 2012 at the Arco della Pace in Milan.

The show will be livestreamed on the Maison Cavalli website (http://www.robertocavalli.com) and Cavalli’s official Facebook page. FashionTV will also be on hand to live tweet all the updates from the big event! Follow us at our Twitter handle: @FashionTV.

Naomi Campbell is currently the face of Roberto Cavalli for their Spring/Summer 2012 advertising campaign and is part of an all-star modeling team that includes models Karen Elson, Kristen McMenamy, and Daphne Groeneveld.  Campbell also stars in the ad campaign for Cavalli’s Florence bag and underwear line.

Roberto Cavalli is known for his bold and statement-making colors, designs, prints, and details.


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Fashion House Shakeups: Raf Simons eyeing Dior job, while Stefano Pilati says farewell to YSL

A few style label shakeups have been hitting the fashion world hard this season and this time- they have nothing to do with John Galliano. FashionTV is hot on the trail…

First came the rumors that Jil Sander Creative Director Raf Simons was heading to Dior after Marc Jacobs turned down the job. Women’s Wear Daily reported that Simons and Dior were thisclose to agreeing on a deal. Simons was also finishing up his four-year contract and many were wondering where he would move on.

Simons’ last show with Jil Sander for Fall/Winter 2012-2013 was this past Saturday. Models showcased coats in bright pastel colors that, despite their oversize nature, still displayed the sleek, streamlined lines that Simons has been known for since he began his reign of fresh minimalism at Jil Sander in 2005. The Washington Post called the looks “measured and yet feminine.”

Keeping to the minimalist style, models had little makeup and their hair was pulled back in tight ponytails. They walked around floral arrangements. Underneath the pink, coral, and tan coats with striking lapels they wore lingerie-inspired dresses with knit tops and skirts of chiffon. There was also red, navy, ivory, and black in the line, which included stunning gowns near the finale.

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Simons made not one, but two appearances as the audience gave him a standing ovation and cheered loudly. Cathy Horyn, a fashion writer for The New York Times wrote that the German press was “particularly loud.” Simons came out a second time, tears rolling down his cheeks.

Rumors abounded and many thought the designer was headed to the Christian Dior label after the label’s talks with Marc Jacobs fell through. While at first it was anticipated that Simons himself would take over the “unstable label,” fashion insiders like Anna Dello Russo and WWD seem to think he will focus on his own namesake and hone in on the menswear he does so well.

Ironically, the Dior label may not be so “unstable” after all. Natalie Portman recently wore a vintage Christian Dior dress on the Oscars red carpet and sales under Dior interim director Bill Gaytten are up more than 20 percent. Despite the harsh criticism he’s received from the fashion media—Suzy Menkes, fashion writer for the International Herald Tribune, called one of his runway shows “a romp that looked as if it had been done by a bunch of art college kids”–the collection that followed had writers say mostly positive things about it. Gaytten’s contract ends in May.

Meanwhile, Jil Sander, the German designer who founded the Jil Sander label, is heading back to the fashion label she established in 1968.  This is her third time coming back to the label.  The last time she was gone, it was for 8 years.  She’ll be heading the men’s Spring/Summer 2013 to be showcased in June.  She has said she’s very happy and excited to be back.

More news on the designer shakeup front.  The Parisian Yves St Laurent label has confirmed that its head designer Stefano Pilati is leaving the line after his Paris Fashion Week show on March 5, 2012.  This isn’t the first time Pilati was rumored to be leaving YSL, but this time, YSL confirms it.  Last Fall, Pilati was said to be leaving and to be replaced by Raf Simons.  At the time, YSL denied that the designer and the brand were parting ways.  Pilati has been the creative director for the brand since 2004.

A new creative director is to be announced for the brand soon after Pilati showcases his Fall/Winter 2012-2013 collection.  Sources say Hedi Slimane is set to take the reigns.  Slimane was once the brand’s menswear designer. He headed YSL menswear from 1997 to 2000.  He also had a successful stint as menswear designer for Dior Homme from 2001 to 2007, where his skinny suits became iconic dress for many, including Karl Lagerfeld.  Recently, he has let go of fashion to focus on photography.  At one time, there were also rumors that Slimane would take over at Christian Dior.

No word yet on whether Slimane is officially in at YSL, but many fashion insiders would be pleased if he is. Or does this mean Slimane will be back at Dior? Also, Simons has not officially confirmed his next step, so despite rumors, he could also be in at Dior.

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Paris Fashion Week Fall 2012: Karlie Kloss Is Back On The Runway! Stefano Pilati Is Showcasing His Last Show For YSL!

Paris Fashion Week began with a big moment. Karlie Kloss was back on the runway, opening the Anthony Vaccarello Fall/Winter 2012-2013 collection show and walking with top models like Anja Rubik, Joan Smalls, and Arizona Muse.

After an absence in New York, London, and Milan due to what she referred to as a “game changer,” (publications speculated she was doing a commercial in Japan),) it was a big deal to see her back on the runway so soon as we weren’t expecting her to show up at all.

While it may not make sense that Kloss would use an up and coming designer to make her Fall 2012 runway debut (he isn’t a household name after all,) it does make sense that she would walk during Paris Fashion Week.

Paris Fashion Week is known as the most exclusive of all the fashion weeks during the big fashion month happening twice a year. Paris has such a high reputation for luxe, high-end pieces, designers want to keep their shows as selective as possible. It IS where haute couture started, after all. The shows aren’t always as intimate as they would like, but it is difficult to score an invite to a runway like Balmain, Balenciaga, and Chanel. Other brands that showcase in Paris include Azzaro, Rochas, Yves St. Laurent, Jean Paul Gaultier, Giambattista Valli, and more.

The shows are so exclusive, in fact, that many of the designers aren’t even livestreaming their shows or providing backstage coverage via social media methods like Facebook and Twitter.

FashionTV, though, will be providing fresh coverage of the shows as well as backstage interviews with the designers, models, hairstylists, and makeup artists. Also be sure to look for scoops on which celebs are sitting in the front row.

Just before Paris Fashion Week in Fall 2011, Christian Dior designer John Galliano was involved in a scandal that sent shockwaves through fashion industry. He was not allowed to present his Dior Fall 2011 collection or the collection under his namesake at the time. Instead, Dior collaborator Bill Gaytten stepped in to take the reigns and although he received much criticism for his debut, he’s still the acting Dior and Galliano designer today.

While his collections have proven much marketable success for the Dior brand, the fashion critics are still not raving about him. This begs the question: Will the new Dior designer finally be announced at Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2012-2013? Marc Jacobs, Raf Simons, and Stefano Pilati have all been rumored to take over the brand. Will any of them have the opportunity to do so? Or will there be someone new?

Stefano Pilati was involved in his own scandal of sorts when he was unceremoniously dumped from Yves St. Laurent, where he served as Creative Director. There have been rumors that Pilati was quitting in the past, but now, it’s official. Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2012-2013 marks his last collection for the French brand. Who will take over for him?

Stay tuned to FashionTV for all the latest fashion news, runway show coverage, backstage interviews, and behind-the-scenes footage!

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