06.03.13

Paris Fashion Week Front Row Trend: Black and White

Black and White Celebrity Trend

What’s black and white and seated front row at Paris fashion week?

Celebs, of course.

One of the major trends which reigned supreme at the Spring 2013 shows was black and white, ranging from mod 60s looks at Prada and Louis Vuitton, stripes at Marc Jacobs, Dolce & Gabbana and Michael Kors, and classic pieces at Chanel, Ralph Lauren and Saint Laurent, with Alexander Wang, Balmain, Narciso Rodriguez, Victoria Beckham, Jil Sander, and Moschino also sending solid, patterned or striped black-and-white looks down the runway.

The celebs who have championed this trend this week were Nicole Richie, who attended both the Stella McCartney and Givenchy shows in black and white, and Jessica Alba, who also rocked the trend at Stella McCartney and Valentino.

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Chanel’s front row is one place we shouldn’t be surprised to see celebs showcasing this Spring 2013 trend. The elegant Jessica Chastain wore a white ruffled blouse with a pencil skirt, while Milla Jovovich rocked a masculine black-and-white pant look.

Usually one to start trends, Anna Dello Russo also took to the front row at Chanel wearing a playful black-and-white look, which would’ve been better suited to Elle Fanning, methinks.

The best thing about this trend is that it’s easy to wear and affordable. You can rock it with the simplest staples, like vest tops, tees, skirts, pants and dresses.

Stripes might be the hardest look to rock; take it too far and you could end up looking like you are wearing prison stripes.

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17 Responses to Paris Fashion Week Front Row Trend: Black and White

  1. dee March 6, 2013 at 13:28 #

    I like Jessica Alba first look, I like Jessica Chastain’s look and Milla Jovovich look. Not feeling Nicole’s looks. Anna Della Russo looks ridiculous as usual.

  2. gabis March 6, 2013 at 13:28 #

    That is one of ADR worst looks ever. It’s like a 50-years-old woman’s head was photoshopped on a 15-years-old girl’s body. The headband is the rotten cherry on top. Just plain awful.
    On the bright side, Milla Jovovich looks stunning. I love the laid-back vibe from the shirt. Jessica Chastain looks great and Jessica Alba looks amazing on both looks. Her hair and makeup are flawless on both occasions.

    • gabis March 6, 2013 at 13:31 #

      ****50-years-old woman’s face

      • ladyoflettuce March 7, 2013 at 01:59 #

        There is nothing wrong with being a fifty year old woman, however.

    • aminat March 6, 2013 at 23:04 #

      +1 about ADR, you took the words out of my mouth

      • ladyoflettuce March 7, 2013 at 01:58 #

        reminds me of Bette Davis in Mommy Dearest…I admire her spirit but it doesn’t always come off.

  3. EmmaWoodhouse March 6, 2013 at 14:59 #

    I like Nicole’s first look, her second look is Ok and the Jessicas look good. Milla looks like sloppy officewar, and ADR looks like a total mess.

  4. Christine March 6, 2013 at 15:31 #

    Ok looks.

  5. Anj March 6, 2013 at 17:41 #

    This is a testament to how overrated Chanel is. Besides the awkward looks it showcases (as seen by Anna Dello Russo), it’s tempered by blase pieces.
    It is even more marked when you look at the top row of celebrities featured at the other shows.
    We see black and white, but the innovation in style and wearability is just lacking with Chanel.

  6. Nat39 March 6, 2013 at 19:14 #

    The top row looking good, Nicole Richie and Jessica Alba did really well, rocking the trend in such a chic way.
    Jessica Chastain looks a bit too “school teacher”, Mila – a bit too plain/not chic enough, ADR – as hideous as it gets (what the hell is that??)

    • Nat39 March 6, 2013 at 19:47 #

      My 2 faves will be Jessica Alba and Nicole Richie – 2 looks in the middle (top row)

      • Marybeth March 6, 2013 at 19:55 #

        Those are two I like best too, although I also like Jessica Chastain’s. (Hey, there are some occasions when a school-teacher look is spot on and hers is a very nice one!)

  7. Marybeth March 6, 2013 at 19:51 #

    I love black and white together and this is a rather nice sample of the different kind of looks you can get with that combination — ranging from sharp to frilly, from business-like to relaxed, from modernist to insane. ;)

  8. Yeliz March 6, 2013 at 20:23 #

    Nicole Richie and Jessica Alba’s both looks are great, I love all. Jessica looks nice too.

  9. Pedro March 7, 2013 at 04:25 #

    Nicole Richie + Givenchy = AMAZING

  10. lin March 7, 2013 at 05:00 #

    Jessica Alba best for me, loved her shoes.

  11. Noemi March 7, 2013 at 11:15 #

    Jessica Alba and Milla Jovovic are my favorites, Milla most of all. Anna Dello Russo looks creepy, the female version of Benjamin Button… nobody over 25 should wear a dress like this.

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