It may be sizzling outside, but that doesn't prevent winter haute couture from gracing the Paris catwalks in July. Karolina Kurkova kicked off Elie Saab's show, while burlesque artist Dita von Teese titillated on Jean-Paul Gaultier's kitty ramp. Gossip Filles, Blake Lively and Leighton Meester, along with Jessica Alba and Milla Jovovich, generated a lot of, well, gossip, at Karl Lagerfeld's celebfest show for Chanel. Elle show pony, Olivia Palermo, was snapped on the red carpet at Hugo Boss, looking annoyed. (Hmm... did she just bump into Erin or get caught on the red carpet committing another faux pas? Guess we'll have to endure another season of The City to find out. Cross your legs that Joe will muster the nerve to chew her out again.)
Yes, The Last Emperor has retired, but Valentino capitalized on fashion week by throwing a fête champêtre on the opulent grounds of his Louis XIII chateau, Wildville. Liz Hurley, Gwyneth Paltrow, Claire Danes, and other lovelies, joined the glam gala to commemorate the launch of his archives.
Sew... want to see how some designers work? Project Runway struts into it's 8th season tonight on Lifetime. Plus, you could win $10,000 in their You're In Or You're Out Sweepstakes. That ought to cover a trip to the next fashion week and The Valentino Garavani Archives. Ramp it up and enter.
Voilà - the link to the You're In Or You're Out Sweepstakes: