Paris Fashion Week Fall 2012: Karlie Kloss Is Back On The Runway! Stefano Pilati Is Showcasing His Last Show For YSL!
Paris Fashion Week began with a big moment. Karlie Kloss was back on the runway, opening the Anthony Vaccarello Fall/Winter 2012-2013 collection show and walking with top models like Anja Rubik, Joan Smalls, and Arizona Muse.
After an absence in New York, London, and Milan due to what she referred to as a “game changer,” (publications speculated she was doing a commercial in Japan),) it was a big deal to see her back on the runway so soon as we weren't expecting her to show up at all.
While it may not make sense that Kloss would use an up and coming designer to make her Fall 2012 runway debut (he isn't a household name after all,) it does make sense that she would walk during Paris Fashion Week.
Paris Fashion Week is known as the most exclusive of all the fashion weeks during the big fashion month happening twice a year. Paris has such a high reputation for luxe, high-end pieces, designers want to keep their shows as selective as possible. It IS where haute couture started, after all. The shows aren't always as intimate as they would like, but it is difficult to score an invite to a runway like Balmain, Balenciaga, and Chanel. Other brands that showcase in Paris include Azzaro, Rochas, Yves St. Laurent, Jean Paul Gaultier, Giambattista Valli, and more.
The shows are so exclusive, in fact, that many of the designers aren't even livestreaming their shows or providing backstage coverage via social media methods like Facebook and Twitter.
FashionTV, though, will be providing fresh coverage of the shows as well as backstage interviews with the designers, models, hairstylists, and makeup artists. Also be sure to look for scoops on which celebs are sitting in the front row.
Just before Paris Fashion Week in Fall 2011, Christian Dior designer John Galliano was involved in a scandal that sent shockwaves through fashion industry. He was not allowed to present his Dior Fall 2011 collection or the collection under his namesake at the time. Instead, Dior collaborator Bill Gaytten stepped in to take the reigns and although he received much criticism for his debut, he's still the acting Dior and Galliano designer today.
While his collections have proven much marketable success for the Dior brand, the fashion critics are still not raving about him. This begs the question: Will the new Dior designer finally be announced at Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2012-2013? Marc Jacobs, Raf Simons, and Stefano Pilati have all been rumored to take over the brand. Will any of them have the opportunity to do so? Or will there be someone new?
Stefano Pilati was involved in his own scandal of sorts when he was unceremoniously dumped from Yves St. Laurent, where he served as Creative Director. There have been rumors that Pilati was quitting in the past, but now, it's official. Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2012-2013 marks his last collection for the French brand. Who will take over for him?
Stay tuned to FashionTV for all the latest fashion news, runway show coverage, backstage interviews, and behind-the-scenes footage!
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