How do you mix rock n roll personal style with an invitation to the Dior couture show? Top your leather biker pants with a white fur jacket, of course. Stylist Barbara Martello looked super chic in black and white at the Paris couture shows.
This beautiful dove gray is a favorite color of mine, and it looks especially good done from head to (almost) toe in Dior. Christina Pitanguy created a nice bit of contrast by finishing off the gray midi skirt with forest green boots.
I just got back from Paris, where I covered street style outside the Paris S/S 2015 couture shows for the New York Times Styles section – check out the slideshow of all my street style photos for them here! All of these photos appeared on Instagram at @nytimesfashion, where the Styles section publishes up-to-the minute fashion photography from around the world – definitely an account worth following. If you missed it, you can also follow me on Instagram at @gastrochic for yet more street style and food photos.
New in this street style slideshow is my photo of Carla Bruni attending one of the shows. The former first lady of France wore skin tight leather pants on the first day of Paris couture… what a way to make an entrance!
Sarah Ann Murray of The Rake magazine layered a plaid cape over a plaid jacket at the Schiaparelli couture show in Paris, to great visual effect. And also practical warmth, as mentioned in today’s New York Times Thursday Styles, where my photo of Irene Kim in layered coats illustrates the point!
Another cool detail we saw several times on Paris couture week attendees: decorative leather buckles at the neck of jackets and capes.
Fashion blogger Blair Eadie of Atlantic Pacific looked perfectly polished at last winter’s Diane von Furstenberg show in a coat and boots with a cracked leather design and upswept hair.
The return of the humble turtleneck as a fashion It item never ceases to surprise, whether it’s Sharon Stone wearing one to the Oscars in 1996 or a whole new generation of fashion enthusiasts embracing them now. Trendsetter Linda Tol incorporated a turtleneck sweater into a winter white outfit outside the Ann Demeulemeester show. Added bonus: they’re actually warm.
Love this sporty but urban look on model Elisabeth Erm after the Rochas show last winter. Again you can see when the mercury really drops, the fashion set layers a leather jacket underneath a winter coat.
Loved this classic American sportswear look on Elina Halimi outside the Tommy Hilfiger show in NYC. There’s a twist though: that fairisle sweater by Saint Laurent is embellished with pale sequins. Celine bag.
I still remember this bitterly cold morning last February. Model Irene Kim handled it with style, wearing a black leather jacket like a cardigan under an oversized fur coat. The white dress underneath is a nice sign of spring.
This outfit, like Caroline Issa herself, manages to be both cute and sophisticated at once. Love the black and white contrast and stylistic contrast between the cuddly hat and sleek black culottes and boots.
New York women are not afraid to pile on the layers when the mercury drops. Case in point: Eva Chen during last year’s freezing cold fashion week, bundled up in winter white and silver sneakers, still looking chic.