Dita Von Teese Is Showstopper at Gaultier Show

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From the moment WWD tweeted that Dita Von Teese had been spotted backstage at Jean Paul Gaultier’s Haute Couture show, we should’ve known something was up.

The end result? A runway strip show from the burlesque icon.

Dita details aside, the collection drew inspiration from Paris (Eiffel Tower hosiery and all), while making a bold statement with exaggerated elegance.

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Gossip Girls Shine in City Of Light

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It’s early July, which means that Blake Lively, Leighton Meester and Ed Westwick are scheduled to be in Paris filming for “Gossip Girl.”

This week, Blake and Leighton were spotted away from the on-set action, taking in Haute Couture Fashion Week in the City of Light. The young actresses rocked on-trend looks, while snapping photos with Clemence Poesy and Anna Wintour.

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Giorgio Armani Takes The Boring Out of Beige

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If there is one lesson to be learned from Tuesday’s Giorgio Armani Privé Haute Couture fashion show, it is this: Beige doesn’t always mean blasé.

Giorgio Armani created stunning looks out of every imaginable shade in the color family for the Fall/Winter 2010/2011 collection.

The result? A beautiful mishmash of typically boring colors and the perfect blend of structured and soft.

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Dior Delivers Flower Power in Paris

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This morning, while most of America was probably rising out of their July 4 slumber, a beautiful blooming thing was happening in Paris.

Models were prancing down the Christian Dior runway as part of the Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2011 at Musée Rodin.

With a collection that was whimsical and certainly colorful, John Galliano served up a brilliant bouquet of haute-ness.

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Givenchy to Dress Madonna in Haute Couture

Associated Press reports:

PARIS (AP) — French fashion house Givenchy says it is to dress Madonna for her upcoming “Sticky and Sweet” world tour.

Givenchy spokeswoman Caroline Deroche-Pasquier says venerated label Givenchy Couture has made the pop star two ensembles. In an e-mail Tuesday, she said one is to be worn during the show’s opening number.

It’s not immediately clear if other designers will also dress the star for the tour.

Madonna has a long history of working with French designers. Frenchman Jean-Paul Gaultier was behind the pointy cone bras that were the hallmarks of Madonna’s 1990 “Blonde Ambition” tour.

Givenchy’s design team is headed by an Italian, Riccardo Tisci. He is know for his gothic-influenced pieces and use of dark fabrics.