• The icing on the delicious cake that was London’s Fall 2014 collections came in the form of a riot of surface play, with designers enlivening looks with all variety of embellishments.

    Designers enlivening looks with all variety of embellishment.
    LAST UPDATE : Feb 20, 2014, 7:56 AM EST
  • Burberry Prorsum Fall 2014

    For its latest Brit chic storyline, Burberry Prorsum for Fall 2014 conjured a wardrobe inspired by The Bloomsbury Girls, tipping a hat to the female members of the Bloomsbury Group — an influential association of artists, writers and intellectuals from the early 20th century.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 19, 2014, 7:34 AM EST
  • Left: Iris Van Herpen's "Wilderness Embodied" haute couture creation, photographed by Jean-Baptiste Mondino. Right: "Untitled”, 2010, by David Altmejd.

    Fans of fashion alien Iris van Herpen can discover more about the designer’s intriguing universe in the Spring-Summer 2014 issue of A Magazine, which she curated.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 17, 2014, 7:32 AM EST
  • Coco Chanel, 1937.

    Completing a trio of exhibitions featuring Karl Lagerfeld in Germany later this month, “The Chanel Legend" explores the enduring legend of Coco Chanel through her life story and the image she created for herself.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 13, 2014, 7:37 AM EST
  • Elettra Wiedemann poses in a facsimile of Charles James’s Clover Leaf Gown, opposite the original dress on the left.

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art offered a sneak peek into the artistry and process of the mid-20th century couturier that was so favored by socialites.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 12, 2014, 7:37 AM EST
  • A view of Monsieur Ré's atelier.

    A compelling new documentary delves into the dusty ateliers of a dying breed of artisans servicing the couture industry.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 10, 2014, 7:51 AM EST
  • A general view of the "Journey Of A Dress" exhibition.

    Few designers can claim to have their name synonymous with a single product, but Diane von Furstenberg is frequently — and deservedly — interchangeable with “the wrap dress,” which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 05, 2014, 4:39 AM EST
  • Lena Hoschek loves flowers, and so does Abraham Mignon.

    The world of fashion continues to seek – and find – inspiration in the visual arts, as demonstrated at the recent Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin, where numerous designs channeled the visual power of art history.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 04, 2014, 4:39 AM EST
  • Christian Louboutin's Spring 14 ad campaign and the Van Gogh masterpiece that inspired it

    Christian Louboutin has tapped the Impressionist masters for Spring/Summer 2014, where pastels and floral looks flourished on runways from New York to Paris.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 03, 2014, 4:21 AM EST