Monday, August 15, 2011

Summer Style | Buttoned Down

With Paris in the throes of couture, fashion fanatics expect extravagance on and off the runways. And while designers are delivering an abundance of glamour, the front-row look couldn’t be simpler- without a trace of the Balenciaga, Chanel and Celine ensembles we’ve come to expect from the fashion flock. Instead, we’re seeing a lot of slouchy Oxford shirts and plain, tailored trousers. Does this trio of taste makers — French Vogue’s editor in chief, Emmanuelle Alt, the model Caroline De Maigret and the heiress Bianca Brandolini d’Adda — portend a new austerity? And will it linger into fall? Or is it just simply too hot to dress up?

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