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Chanel Fall Winter 2011-2

Karl Lagerfeld tackled the apocalypse in his latest collection for the venerated house of Chanel. Perhaps it was the Kaiser’s ultimate statement in the power of optimism, or at least the power of beauty over impending doom. In the sun-ridden world of the future, Lagerfeld provides the light.

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Giorgio Armani is pleased to announce that Rafael Nadal and Megan Fox will be the global testimonials for Emporio Armani Underwear and Armani Jeans for Spring campaign.

Giorgio Armani La Femme Bleue (1)
Givenchy FW2011

Fashion’s favorite bad-boy, Riccardo Tisci, bequeathed the Givenchy woman with a ferocious growl to complement the large bite his men served for fall 2011.

Zara March 2011 Lookbook (13)
Kat Hessen by Viktor Vauthier- Tank Spring Summer 2011 (8)
Christian Dior Fall Winter 2011
Cesare Paciotti Fall 2011
Reese Witherspoon Empowerment Bracelet

Even as women and men around the world celebrate the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day on March 8th, violence against women remains a global epidemic.

Yves saint Laurent Spring 2011 Campaign (1)

Arizona Muse for Yves Saint Laurent Spring 2011 campaign photographed by Inez & Vinoodh.

Celine Fall 2011 RTW Beauty 6

The makeup is soft and simple, with just a hint of color on the cheeks, complimenting effortless, side swept hair. The illusion of a cropped coif strengthened the impression of the masculine, transforming each girl into a sleek and cool modern woman.

Celine Fall Winter 2011

This season, the fashion world’s new go-to minimalist, Celiné’s Phoebe Philo, looked to the sporty and streamlined nature of sports cars as inspiration for yet another miraculous outing at the hot-again French house.

Givenchy Fall 2011 RTW Beauty 3

Riccardo Tisci makes a big statement about duality with this collection, highlighting panthers and pansies, both aggressive and fragile.

Gisele Bundchen H&M Spring 2011 Campaign (1)

Gisele Bundchen for H&M’s Spring 2011 campaign, photographed by Daniel Jackson styled by George Cortina.

Gisele Bundchen for Vogue Turkey (2)

Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott photograph Gisele Bundchen for Vogue Turkey, March 2011 issue.

Balmain Fall Winter 2011

Like many designers this season, Christophe Decarnin looked to David Bowie for his fall 2011 outing at Balmain.

Uma Thurman

This spring, Polo Ralph Lauren expands its shoppable children’s online storybook collection with the introduction of The RL Gang: A Magically Magnificent School Adventure.

Freja Beha Erichsen by Henrique Gendre for Santa Lolla (1)

Freja Beha Erichsen for Santa Lolla Fall 2011 Campaign photographed by Henrique Gendre.

Freja Beha Erichsen by Moussy Spring 2011 Campaign

Freja Beha photographed by Miko Lim for Azul by Moussy.

Gisele Bundchen for H&M 2011
Giorgio Armani Autumn 2011
Dolce Gabbana Fall Winter 2011

Stars, glitter, a little androgyny. Dolce & Gabbana always make a big fashion soiree out of their Milan Fashion Week collections and this one was no different.

UGG Features Swarovski Crystal with Limited Edition Crystal Boots (1)
PRADA Fall Winter 2011

Last season it was a severely chic version of Olive Oil. This time – sirens, Mondrian art, Dian Fossey, Amelia Earhart, anthropomorphic serpents – that’s only but a handful of the different facets at play or interpreted from Miuccia Prada’s latest masterpiece collection.

Teresa Helbig Cibeles Fashion Week 2011 (18)