2013 Fall Paris Fashion Week: Paul McCartney, Kanye West and More are Front and Center
The Hook's editor Gregory DelliCarpini Jr. is monitoring the scene at Paris Fashion Week, scoping out the latest fall runway looks and hot celeb sightings.
Paul McCartney Hit Up Stella McCartney’s Show with Bono
Proud father Paul McCartney looked on as Stella’s sophisticated menswear-inspired line of pinstripes, dapper skirts and plaid-and-denim jackets took to the runway. The former Beatle rocked a casual look in a white shirt paired under a black blazer and stonewashed jeans. We also spotted U2's Bono sitting next to Paul wearing his signature sunglasses, Kanye West and Nicole Richie all looking on from the front row.
M.I.A. Curated an Original Soundtrack For Kenzo's Fall 2013 Show
Hot on the heels of hitting up the Parisian catwalk this week and performing at the Etam Lingerie show, M.I.A. created an eight minute mix for fashion brand KENZO. They were drenched with a swag-induced wildness and layered with beats featuring Middle Eastern vocals and euphoric drumming. The bass-infused sound included snippets of new songs as well as signature beats from M.I.A. KENZO is a fashion brand that knows good music, having Jason Schwartzman perform an original piece of music for their Spring 2012 show. They also commissioned Jamie XX to create a "Jungle In the Sky" mix for their Fall 2013 menswear show.
Frank Ocean Looked Crisp at Dior
Over the weekend Frank Ocean made his Paris Fashion Week debut at Christian Dior. The singer looked dapper sitting front row in a white shirt, black trousers and cool royal blue and black Nike kicks. Ocean looked on as a whimsical ‘50s ball dresses and Andy Warhol-inspired flapper-esque silk dresses took to the runway. The singer may be dwelling in Paris for a potential fashion week performance. Chanel is one brand that comes to mind, since the label loves cool up and coming acts like as Frank. For their Spring 2012 show they had Florence Welch perform in a life-size seashell! Perhaps this year Ocean will sing out of a giant whale?
Kanye and Kim Sported His 'n' Hers Suits at Givenchy
Kanye West and girlfriend Kim Kardashian showed up to see Riccardo Tisci's collection for Givenchy rocking his 'n' hers suits. The couple sat front row in contrasting black and white pantsuits looking very yin/yang. The two watched as a futuristic feminine collection of leather, fur and silk lux biker jackets, billowing skirts in floral silk chiffon and Givenchy’s signature Madonna-printed sweatshirts strutted down the catwalk. Sky Ferreira, Frank Ocean and Ciara joined the fashionable two, perched front row. Frank and Sky kept it simple and modern in black urban fashions. While Ciara looked particularly stunning in an all black ensemble completed with a ruffled sheer shirt paired with a skintight skirt with a thigh high slit.