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Give It a Whirl: Eleonora Carisi at Costume National FW2016

Eleonora Carisi at Costume National FW2016

Give it a whirl: Eleonora Carisi spun around in a purple fur coat and pink and purple print dress at the Costume National show.

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Sama and Haya Abu Khadra at Costume National

I must admit I’m a little obsessed with twins Sama and Haya Abu Khadra from Dubai. They’re fabulous dressers – they are the very young buyers for their mother’s lifestyle boutique The Art of Living – but their beauty is just breathtaking.

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Angelo Flaccavento in a Red Bow Tie, Outside Costume National

More menswear: Italian writer Angelo Flaccavento wore a red silk bow tie, red socks and a double-breasted sweater to  the Costume National show in Paris.

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Black and White Look, Outside Costume National

Black and white has long been a popular sartorial choice in early fall, when it’s still too warm for lots of autumn color. This year the fashion set is interpreting it with a distinct menswear spin. Sharp, crisp lines evoke tuxedos and spats, but the cut is very modern and sleek. Even her shoes are black and white – detail after the jump.


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7 Days of Anna Dello Russo

Rarely do you see anyone have as much fun with fashion as Anna Dello Russo. Just when we thought she couldn’t top the last outrageously fashionable outfit during Paris fashion week, she would arrive in a completely different ensemble, having gone back to the hotel to change between shows. She favors designers from her native Italy and doesn’t shy from color or pattern. I can’t imagine how she packs the variety of headpieces, boots, suits, furs, jewels and dresses it takes for a single week, but I picture a couple of Louis Vuitton steamer trunks in her hotel room. Hats off to this over-the-top fashion plate who radiates chic sunshine wherever she goes. A seven-day roundup, after the jump.  (more…)

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Man in a Plastic Chapeau, Costume National

This outfit is not for the faint of heart, but I found it utterly fascinating. He kind of looks like a young Prince (the artist known as) in a dramatic clear plastic hat, the white shirt tufted with roses, vintage bag and oversize stopwatch. Gender-bending genius.

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Red Blazer and White Jeans, Costume National

I have been neglecting to post photos of the men of fashion week, but many were impeccably dressed, like this guy. This is how the spring color trend can play out beautifully for men: a bright red blazer paired with a purple v-neck and white jeans (which many men are already wearing now) and luxe leather accessories. Perfection.

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Red Silk Tunic and Pants, Outside Costume National

A fabulous pop of fuchsia-red silk mixes nicely with the dove gray fur coat in this study in of color and texture. Très chic.

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