Front Row at Paris Couture Fashion Week


Everyone is in Paris without us. Let’s hate them for it. 

EMMA WATSON at the Dior after-party
top, skirt, purse, and shoes by Christian Dior

Photo: Pierre Suu/GC/Getty

I know Emma Watson is a year and a half younger than me, but does that mean I’m not allowed to want to be her when I grow up? BECAUSE I DO, YOU GUYS. I REALLY DO. Everything about this look is awesome.

EMMA WATSON at the Giambattista Valli show
blouse by Grace, pants by J Brand, purse by Lulu Guinness

Photo: Rex

My terrifying middle school show choir director never wore anything except black tunics and black leggings, so this look is giving me PTSD flashbacks to doing jazz hands to Rodgers and Hammerstein medleys. But personal trauma aside, it’s got that fabulous French I-don’t-give-a-fuck vibe that everyone tries to attain and so few of us ever manage to perfect.

EMMA WATSON at the Dior show
dress, purse, and shoes by Christian Dior

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty

It almost looks good, because it’s Emma, but this dress is just so much more complicated than it has any right to be. There’s just too much here for the human eyeball to possibly take in. I love the shoes, but I think you need to possess some sort of alien vision super-powers to even comprehend the rest of this outfit.

ZHANG ZIYI at the Dior show
dress, sunglasses, purse, and shoes by Christian Dior

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty

Is there anything more perfect for the Dior show than this look? That coat is a work of art, and it’s refreshingly simple and uncomplicated. She left the funkiness to the accessories, which is really the best route to take for a couture show in Paris.

JENNIFER LAWRENCE at the Dior show
top, skirt, purse, and shoes by Christian Dior

Photo: Bauer-Griffin

I love this dress, but I don’t think the matching accessories add much to the look. The makeup is also a little strange, but I have a feeling that’s just the makeup artist trying to cover up Jennifer’s sunburn. Because J.Law seems like the type who’s too normal-girl to listen to her stylist about preserving her skin by never leaving the house without a ski mask of SPF 80 slathered on her face. But regardless, at least the Dior show allowed this magical moment to occur:

Photo: Yahoo

JENNIFER AND EMMA. BEING BEST FRIENDS, WITHOUT US. LIFE IS SO UN-FUCKING-FAIR.

JENNIFER LAWRENCE at the Dior after-party
dress and shoes by Christian Dior

Photo: Rex

Chic and sexy. This is definitely the outfit to wear to party all night in Paris, in case that’s on your calendar this week.

LILY COLLINS at the Chanel show
sweater, skirt, purse, and shoes by Chanel

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty

I feel like I’m supposed to hate this, because that skirt looks like pom poms and fringe in general is not my thing, but somehow, I’m totally buying what Lily Collins is selling. The hair is maybe the cutest thing in the whole fucking universe, and something about the sweater/skirt combo is just the best kind of funky-chic.

CHLOË MORETZ at the Armani Privé show
top and shorts by Giorgio Armani

Photo: FameFlynet

Best she’s looked in ages. Head-to-toe chic, cool, and modern.

JARED LETO at the Chanel show
pants by Chanel

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty

I know it’s hipster bullshit, but Jared Leto wears it so fucking well.

OLIVIA PALERMO at the Elie Saab show
top by Tibi, pants by Banana Republic, purse by Christian Dior

Photo: FameFlynet

Of course she felt the need to add the fringe around her ankles, because Olivia Palermo can never just let an outfit have a non-insane amount of detailing. But otherwise, this is surprisingly chic and simple for the addicted-to-over-accessorizing Olivia.

OLIVIA PALERMO at the Dior show
vest, blouse, sunglasses, purse, and shoes by Christian Dior

Photo: Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty

That vest is disgusting. Regina George would ban you from the lunch table for this in a heartbeat.

MARION COTILLARD at the Dior show
top, skirt, and shoes by Christian Dior

Photo: Foc Kan/WireImage

Underwhelming. A French woman, being out-dressed by Brits and Americans at a couture show in Paris? She should be ashamed of herself for losing on her home turf.

ROSAMUND PIKE at the Dior show
coat, purse, and shoes by Christian Dior

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty

I’m kind of into that strange vest-coat, at least on celebrities. It seems a bit impractical for those of us who live in the real world, but it’s perfect front row fodder.

CHARLIZE THERON at the Dior show
dress and shoes by Christian Dior

Photo: Foc Kan/WireImage

All those obnoxious Dior commercials, and Charlize still can’t get a more interesting dress to wear to their show than this one? That’s just sad.

NINA DOBREV at the Chanel show
dress and purse by Chanel, shoes by Christian Louboutin

Photo: Jacopo Raule/GC

These proportions are ridiculous. Add a minimum of two inches to this skirt, and she might be able to escape  looking like she forgot to wear pants to this event. As a blogger, I can appreciate the desire to be pantsless as much as possible, but even I would probably wear some sort of bottom to a fashion show.

NINA DOBREV at the Elie Saab show
jacket, top, skirt, and purse by Elie Saab

Photo: FameFlynet

Seriously? Come on. This is just lazy.

POPPY DELEVINGNE at the Chanel show
dress and purse by Chanel

Photo: Getty

I wish Poppy were as cool as her sister. Come to think of it, I bet she wishes that too.

KATE HUDSON at the Armani Privé show
jumpsuit by Armani Privé

Photo: Stephane Cardinale/People Avenue/Corbis

Liza Minnelli called. She’s not quite sure how you managed to break into her closet and steal her favorite bedazzled jumpsuit AND its matching poofy scrunchie-esque broach, Kate, but let me tell you – she is PISSED.

PINK at the Armani Privé show
dress by Armani

Photo: Pierre Suu/Getty

EVERYONE STOP DRESSING LIKE OLD LADIES. Don’t get me wrong, Elaine Stritch would work the shit out of this outfit, but she’s fifty-five years older than Pink. They probably should not be sharing a wardrobe.

KRISTEN STEWART at the Chanel show
pants by Chanel

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty

So you’re telling me that Karl Lagerfeld not only is attempting to sell the public on sheer puffy drawstring tapered genie pants, but he’s trying to use Kristen Stewart to do so? It’s official. The old man has completely lost it.


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4 responses to Front Row at Paris Couture Fashion Week

  1. NGL, my reaction to that first picture of Emma Watson was “OH THANK GOD. Celebrities cut their knees to shit while shaving too!!” Also, I can’t help but feel that Kate Hudson could have totally pulled that outfit off if she’d upped her hair game.

    • democracydiva – Author

      Haha, I didn’t notice that about Emma, but that’s amazing. And I probably wouldn’t have minded Kate’s disco ensemble normally, but with the 70s coming back in style, I’m seeing way too many Studio 54 looks on the red carpet that just don’t work. So I just had no patience left for this one.

  2. MLzx

    That Chanel on K Stew cannot be real. I refuse to accept that as reality.

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