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Fugs and Fabs: More Celebs at Haute Couture Week


This is a curious melange of people.

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Haute Couture Week Fugs and Fabs: Celebs at Dior and Schiaparelli


Having Sundance and Couture Week at the same time is a very whiplash-inducing fashion juxtaposition.

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Golden Globes Well Played: Olivia Palermo in Delpozo and Giambattista Valli


There are some people for whom I’m never sure if I need to post a reminder of their identities, and Olivia Palermo is one of them. Many people know her from a stint on The City, where she was presented as the bitchy foil to Whitney Port, and as someone with excellent taste in accessories but only a modest ability to hold down a (fake) job at Elle. But I also know her from covering Fashion Week during that singular 2006-2007 time period in which socialites were all the rage, and if you want to read a really dishy Palermo-centric tale (stolen identities! Pathetic letters!), revisit this New York piece about the site SocialiteRank.com. I’d forgotten how juicy and weird that whole scandal was.

Anyway, I’ve no clue what Palermo has done since the death of The City, other than show up to Fashion Week and other Hollywood events looking immaculately turned out, from wardrobe to grooming. She is, in fact, really really good at that. And she ended up with two pretty interesting outfits for the Globes, despite my utter confusion as to how she got a ticket.

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I love this Delpozo, and I love what she did with it — makeup, necklace, shoes, all of it. There IS something nutty to me about her not snagging any kind of job at a magazine, or in some kind of Tastemaker capacity anywhere, because I would for sure hand her the reins to my closet and make her fix me.

She changed for the post-parties, for NO GOOD REASON (why would you part with that dress?), except that she must’ve decided this was her biggest stage and it was time to bring the thunder. Also, everyone is wearing capes now, so why not her?

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The Recent Fugs and Fabs of Olivia Palermo


Olivia Palermo is one of those Famous For No Reason people — she was on The City, with Whitney Port, where she mostly just had great hair, and during That One Year That New York Socialites Were Really A Thing, she famously allegedly wrote this letter to a bunch of other socialites, telling them to be nicer, which was then leaked. (You really need to read that article, by the way. It’s fascinating. I once witnessed one of the people who wrote Socialite Rank fall over a wall onto a runway at Fashion Week and break his arm, at a show that was totally a deathtrap, which is mentioned in the piece. Those were the days for a Fashion Week reporter, you guys. Stuff really happened.) Well, who’s laughing now? OP is the only one that’s ever getting photographed anymore, and she has done a ton of consulting and branding work. Who knows if she’s any good at it, really, but she’s DOING it. She’s also, I must admit, legitimately pretty good at dressing herself. Let’s look at some of the stuff she’s worn lately.

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Fug and Yay and GOOP and SWINTON: Celebs at Valentino


Gwyneth rarely pops by one of these things anymore. But in a week where we’ve learned Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin allegedly are moving in together – and mere blocks from G’s apartment, also rumored to be at Mama Goop’s control-freaky behest — it doesn’t surprise me that she suddenly turned up in public on a luxe red carpet to be like, “Yes, remember me? Your Lady of Ageless Health? STILL GOT IT.” But if you’re going to haul ass across the ocean for a big fashion show, and your ex is moving in with a 24-year old who is also America’s Sweetheart, YOU BRING THE BIG GUNS. And Gwynnie only packed a tiny novelty water pistol that goes on her keychain.

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Fugs and Fabs: Celebs at Ralph & Russo, Giambattista Valli, Elie Saab, and Georges Chakra


I’d just like to extend a warm Thank You to Paris, for having Couture Week right now, and giving us so many celebrities to eyeball! Celebrities in potentially wacky outfits, in Paris! IT’S NEARLY BETTER THAN CHRISTMAS.

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Fugs and Fabs: Celebs at Schiaparelli at Paris Couture Week


If you asked me which American Sweetheart of the 80s I thought was most likely to pop up at Paris Couture Week, it would not have been Meg Ryan.

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