Paris Fashion Week
After 29 days in 4 cities-and enough shows, presentations, and celebrations to wear out the hardiest of partiers-the Fashion Week circuit is finally over. Of course, things didn't end quietly in Paris (they never do), and we found ourselves swooning for all the usual suspects. Balenciaga had us at silky short shorts, Valentino at colorful lace dresses, and of course, Chanel left us speechless...again. But while the S/S 12 runways were glorious, sans doute, we were equally intrigued by what was happening off the runways, hence today's story. From Jade Williams' wide-brimmed chapeau to Olivia Palermo's feather-adorned frock, our final installment of Fashion Scene is stuffed with sartorial eye candy and inspirational outfits galore, so be sure to enjoy these last looks!
WHO: Cara Delevingne
WHAT: Toasting PFW at Le Regine nightclub last Sunday.
WEAR: Thanks to her Dsquared color-blocked dress and its plunging, high-contrast neckline, model Cara Delevingne stood out amongst a sea of black-clad fashion insiders at GrandLife's "This is NY" party at Le Regine nightclub. Our favorite part, you may ask? That she gave the delicate frock a cool, downtown twist with a few tough-girl accents, including Steve Madden motorcycle boots, Mulberry messenger bag, and smokey eyes.
WHO: Jessica Biel
WHAT: Making her way to the Giambattista Valli S/S 12 on Monday.
WEAR: Though Jessica Biel doesn't always attend Paris Fashion Week, she certainly knows how to put together a front-row worthy ensemble! Case in point: the outfit she assembled for the Giambattista Valli S/S 12 show. The actress stepped out in an all-white look, comprised of a ladylike jacket worn with a pencil skirt with gold lame detailing and chain sandals (the skirt and shoes are both covetable pieces from said designer's S/S 12 collection). The resulting look is perfectly polished, refreshing, and tres chic!
WHO: Dasha Zhukova
WHAT: Snapped outside the Christian Dior S/S 12 show last Friday.
WEAR: The words "must own" immediately came to mind when we spotted Dasha Zhukova-founder of Moscow's Garage Center for Contemporary Culture and Garage magazine-wearing Proenza Schouler's Boucle Tweed Dress ($1790) at the Christian Dior show last week. The asymmetrical cut and diagonally-striped pattern make for a visually interesting piece, which is why we applaud the Zhukova's decision to keep it in the spotlight with minimal, unfussy accents.
WHO: Anna Sherbinina
WHAT: Photographed at the Christian Dior S/S 12 show last Friday.
WEAR: French actress Anna Sherbinina was spotted outside the Christian Dior S/S 12 show in head-to-toe designs by the esteemed fashion house, and all eyes were on her luxurious outerwear. The snakeskin jacket not only elevates her black-on-black ensemble, but also happens to be perfect in keeping with this season's colorful serpentine trend!
WHO: Carine Roitfeld
WHAT: Shot leaving the Balenciaga S/S 12 show last Thursday.
WEAR: There's something about Carine Roitfeld's effortlessly chic Fashion Week uniform-a button-up blouse tucked into a knee-length pencil skirt-that never seems to get old. This time around, it was her slim skirt's mesmerizing pattern that immediately caught our eye. Additionally, we were fond of the way she left her black button-up shirt slightly undone to give the sophisticated ensemble a relaxed feel.
WHO: Olivia Palermo
WHAT: Arriving at the Giambattista Valli S/S 12 show on Monday.
WEAR: Here at WWW, we've never seen an Olivia Palermo ensemble we didn't like-and today's look is no exception! The stylish brunette picked a Giambattista Valli dress with a feathered neckline for the designer's S/S 12 show, and we love how its bright orange print and textured detailing give the classic silhouette an of-the-moment look. To complement the ladylike feel of her outfit, Palermo accessorized with a mini Marchesa bag and Wunderkind cat-eye sunglasses.
WHO: Natasha Poly
WHAT: Hanging out at the Givenchy after-party at L'Arc last Sunday
WEAR: Natasha Poly took time out from walking in a slew of Paris shows-including Stella McCartney and Balmain-to fete Givenchy's S/S 12 collection at L'Arc last weekend, for which she put her sultry off-duty style on display with a Miu Miu navy wrap dress. We love the boudoir feel of the silky frock, especially the way her underpinnings peek out from the plunging neckline, which gives the outfit a head-turning finish!
WHO: Jade Williams
WHAT: Spotted heading into the Christian Dior S/S 12 show last Friday.
WEAR: There's so much to adore about the outfit Jade Williams put together for the Christian Dior S/S 12 show: the wide-brimmed chapeau, the on-trend loafers, and of course, an of-the-moment Mulberry bag! It's the perfect blend of Parisian-chic elements (the Dior hat and floral-print chiffon dress) with a hint of British charm (Mulberry's The Fox Lock Bag ($1600) and Office loafers)-no wonder it's at the top of our best-dressed list!-Jessica Baker with Maria Kevorkian
Photos of Anna Sherbinina, Dasha Zhukova, Jade Williams, and Natasha Poly, courtesy of Getty; Photo of Cara Delevingne, courtesy of Billy Farrell Agency; Photo of Carine Roitfeld, courtesy of Splash; Photos of Jessica Biel and Olivia Palermo, courtesy of Bauer Griffin.