Is Chanel Really Targeting Muslim Shoppers This Time?

Photo courtesy of Amanda Friedman There’s apparently someone new and tall that’s joining the modest couture business. Chanel, queen of French haute couture since World War II, recently decorated its Beverly Hills boutique windows with headscarves that are said to be directed to the city’s Muslim clientele. The hijab, this headscarf that believers put around …

5 Reasons Why It Feels Right That Raf Simons Moves To Calvin Klein

Yesterday was made a long awaited announcement: Raf Simons will be taking the lead at Calvin Klein (ready-to-wear, underwear and jeans). The Belgian designer who was conducting the renewal of Christian Dior until last October is one of the rare designer to move from couture to ready-to-wear. Here are five reasons why we should celebrate. …

Pearls and Flowers Do the Magic at Giambattista Valli Couture

Oh boy, you know you can believe in Paradise when Giambattista Valli’s newest collection hits the runway – and especially couture!! In the midst of Paris Couture Week (which I am following from afar this year again...sigh), I thought the Valli collection deserved profound praises. Even more when we know that, according to Vogue.com, the …

Dolce & Gabbana Tops Middle East Fashion With First Abaya Collection

The Arab world is some wonderful place. It’s been common knowledge for centuries and more than this region of the world hides the most beautiful women on Earth. And to these divine creatures, divine couture that respects their religion is well deserved. And because they’ve always been at the core of Elegance (even more than …