Paris Fashion Week
Paris Fashion Week
Valentino Garavani may have retired earlier this year, but that didn't stop celebrities like Camilla Belle from flocking to the Valentino Fall/Winter haute couture show, which marked the debut of new label designer Alessandra Facchinetti.
Tennis ace Maria Sharapova put her Wimbledon loss behind her and showed off her softer side in a glamorous trench at the Valentino show, held at Place Vendome. This is my first couture show," Sharapova told Women's Wear Daily.
took a break from the Paris fashion week whirl to try a pair of Guiseppe Zanotti stilettos on for size. Her loyal foot man? None other than Zanotti himself, who treated Mendes to a shoe adjustment during his party at the Mini Palais.
marked her 31st birthday at the Givenchy haute couture show. "I'm excited to have a little fun here with my sister," the Incredible Hulk star-who has been making the rounds with half-sister Chelsea Tallarico-told People earlier in the week.
Janet Jackson and Jermaine Dupri
Faithful fiance Jermaine Dupri accompanied Janet Jackson to the Christian Lacroix show, where they shared the front row with Patricia Arquette and Wonder Woman herself, Lynda Carter.
Also at the Lacroix show, held at the Pompidou cultural center, Dame Helen Mirren-who wore a gown by the design house when she struck Oscar gold in 2007-struck a pose before taking her seat to watch the parade of Marie Antoinette-inspired couture gowns.
After taking in the Armani and Lacroix shows, Medium star Patricia Arquette headed to the front row at the Givenchy presentation, where models braved the summer heat to show off pieces like leather jackets and jersey gowns from the autumn/winter collection.
Forest and Keisha Whitaker
After helping Nelson Mandela mark his 90th birthday in London, Forest and Keisha Whitaker hit the George Chakra couture show. Keisha wore a gown by the designer-who also counts Tyra Banks among his fans-when her husband picked up the best actor Oscar at the 2007 Academy Awards.
Liv Tyler and Eva Mendes
Paris couture week kicked off with all the force of a summer blockbuster, thanks to the presence of some of Hollywood's biggest leading ladies. Liv Tyler and Eva Mendes looked oh so chic at Dior's presentation, held on the grounds of the Rodin Museum.
Kerry Washington and Giorgio Armani
was among the celebrities who got an audience with famed designer Giorgio Armani after the catwalking at his Armani Prive show. Another A-list Armani devotee who took a front row seat to get a first look at the latest collection was Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren.
German stunner Claudia Schiffer turned heads when she arrived at the Chanel show, held at the Grand Palais. The supermodel wore a classic Chanel suit from the label's Cruise 2008/09 collection-paired with a satin clutch-for the occasion.
After taking in Lanvin's Men's Spring/Summer 2009 show, clotheshorse Kanye West took to his blog to offer his own take on the collection. West also checked out the latest in men's style at the Louis Vuitton and Dior shows.
Chelsea Tallarico, Liv Tyler, Rachel Zoe, Alber Elbaz, and Eva Mendes
and half-sister Liv Tyler joined stylist Rachel Zoe and Eva Mendes to fete Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz at his "Blue Soiree" fashion week party, held at the luxe Hotel Crillon.
Janet Jackson and John Galliano
"They're classic. There are some things that have a vintage feel to them," Janet Jackson told The Associated Press after viewing the designs from the Dior autumn/winter collection. Ms. Jackson then headed backstage to congratulate Dior designer John Galliano on a job well done.