Isabel Marant

With three stores in Paris and another opening in New York’s Soho in April, French designer Isabel Marant has developed quite a following. Her distinctly urban, cool-girl clothes work really well on the streets of Paris or anywhere else that calls for a tough chic aesthetic. A couple of the guests looked familiar for a reason: they were spotted the day before in Marant’s store in St. Germain.

Fluffy Gray Fur Coat, Isabel Marant Show

A fluffy gray fur jacket catches the March afternoon light in the courtyard of the Couvent des Cordeliers.

Red Lipstick and Socks, Isabel Marant Show

Red lipstick and socks, white beret and black mod sunglasses.

Model Running Into the Show, Isabel Marant

Models arrived at the show via chauffeured motorcycle (all the better to cut through traffic) and ran in, still in hair and makeup from the Christian Dior show that had just ended across town.

Floral Leggings, Isabel Marant

Floral patterned leggings and tights: a sign of spring.

Sculptural Gray Coat, Isabel Marant Show

A layered, sculptural gray coat.

Model in a Leather Skirt, Isabel Marant Show

Another model in off duty clothes: black leather miniskirt, sleek black biker boots, and a chain link bag.

Parka with Fur Trim, Isabel Marant Show

A parka with fur.

Green Hat, Isabel Marant Show

Love her rakish green fedora and bright yellow lace-up shoes.

Filipa Fino at Isabel Marant

Filipa Fino of Vogue in a double breasted coat and black stiletto platform boots.

Patchwork Fur Coat, Isabel Marant Show

There’s an interesting article in today’s WWD about the preponderance of fur on the fall runways. Many of the coats are in patchwork styles like this one.

Leopard Print Coat, Isabel Marant Show

A swingy leopard print fur coat works well with black leather leggings.

Anna dello Russo, Isabel Marant Show

Anna dello Russo in her feather and sequin belted coat.

Black and White, Isabel Marant Show

Strappy black stilettos finish off a black and white look.

Belted Coat, Isabel Marant Show

Another great high-low mix of a plain black knit cap and very polished belted coat.

Bow Tie, Isabel Marant Show

A wild haircut and black leather jacket.

Giant Afro, Isabel Marant Show

Love her style – the giant afro and skinny jeans emphasize the current top-heavy silhouette.

Southwestern Print Skirt, Isabel Marant Show

A skirt with a Southwestern pattern gets mixed into an otherwise very urban outfit.

Legging Jeans, Isabel Marant Show

They may look scary in the store, but these legging-style jeans really can exaggerate the length of your legs, especially when worn with platform stilettos.

Crossing the Street, Isabel Marant Show

Three chic women waiting to cross the street.

Spring Color, Isabel Marant Show

A closer look at a colorful outfit of a pink blazer, mustard pants, and royal blue suede sandals.

Cropped Trousers, Isabel Marant Show

An alternative to legging-style jeans is these wide cropped trousers, worn here with a little bit of her black polka dot stockings showing at the ankle. Plus: another rakish hat.

White Lace Skirt, Isabel Marant Show

Note the mid-calf length of her white lace skirt – it’s the direction hemlines are going for fall 2010.

Faded Denim, Isabel Marant Show

Faded denim is another key development for fall and spring.

Fur and Fedora, Isabel Marant Show

Mixing a fur coat with a fedora.

Cropped Red Jeans, Isabel Marant FW 2010

The collection had a ’50s biker chick theme–fitting given the models’ arrival.

Neutral Layers, Isabel Marant FW 2010 Collection

Neutral layers get a kick from sexy cropped jeans.

Overcoat and Glitter Leggings, Isabel Marant Fall Winter 2010 Co

These glittery leggings, great for evening, looked particularly intriguing when paired with a conservative, slightly oversized overcoat.

Silk Mini, Isabel Marant FW 2010 Collection

Hemlines might have dropped at shows like Marc Jacobs, but they stayed super mini at Isabel Marant, which maintains a consistently sexy appeal.

Studded Stilettos, Isabel Marant Front Row

Studded stilettos in the front row.

Fall Silk, Isabel Marant FW 2010 Collection

Layers of abstract silk prints in autumn color get cinched at the waist by a kimono-style leather belt.

Fur Coat, Isabel Marant FW 2010 Collection

Fur appeared in Marant’s collection as well, paired with a cocktail dress.

Black Fur Jacket, Isabel Marant FW 2010 Collection

A favorite look – black fur jacket and leather pants.

Final Procession, Isabel Marant FW 2010 Collection

Autumn colors in the final procession. Also note the blingy, dangly earrings on all the models.

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  • suzy

    thank you for the amazing photos, were you invited or did they let people in for the standing?

    • http://www.gastrochic.com bellastraniera

      I have a friend there in PR!

  • http://butterflycaught.com/ martha

    the leather pants !! yes please !