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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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A group of bold-named beauties held court at Christian Dior’s Fall 2013 presentation to see Raf Simons’ arty collection in Paris on Friday afternoon. While none were as dramatically dressed as fellow show-goer Ulyana Sergeenko, they still impressed with top-to-toe looks from the designer.

Marion Cotillard: The French actress played it safe in a simple black coat worn over a monochrome dress and paired with black tights and pointy stilettos. The one perk that kept this look interesting to me; the adorable over-the-shoulder box handbag.

Olivia Palermo: Stepping out in a dress from Dior’s Spring 2013 collection, Olivia worked the stripes and the fringe to her advantage. She kept warm with a black overcoat that featured yet another trend: fur. I loved her bright matte red lip and the flash of patent lavender on her shoe.

Anna Dello Russo: Always willing to break the style rule book, Vogue Japan’s editor-at-large was the only one who eschewed Dior. Instead, she took fur to the max in her Fendi number, ripped right off the Fall 2013 runway. The result? An interesting mix of primitive and punk with a techno edge. Her fuzzy clutch was just as “hair”-raising.

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Anna Dello Russo In Prada - New York Fashion Week Street StyleFashion conservatives: Hide your eyes. Anna Dello Russo, and her snappy, over-the-top style, finally came out to play at New York Fashion Week.

The Editor at Large for ‘Vogue Japan’ may have arrived fashionably late to the NYFW party (with perhaps the blustery weather to blame). But she made up for it by flexing her modish muscle on Tuesday while attending the shows.

Choosing an ostentatious, top-to-toe Prada creation from the Spring 2013 collection, the eccentric editor obviously delighted in Miuccia Prada’s equally quirky vision with this white, cropped-sleeve fur coat emblazoned with red poppies.

The flower power continued with her handbag.

To winterize the look, she wore a black, long-sleeve top and white tights, while belting the coat to define her waist.

Banishing the thought of a standard boot, she added some heft with Prada’s peculiar, Geisha-inspired flat-form sandals. At least, for her feet’s sake, she left those silver leather judo socks on the runway,

Her reputation as a fanciful fashion personality was certainly not refuted with this outfit. There’s something ever so interesting about this zany, rule-breaking street style. But, only on Anna.

Can you appreciate her whimsical fashion mania here, or is it just too wonky?

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Who Wore Rochas Better Emma Stone or Anna Dello Russo

Usually Anna Dello Russo gets her hands on runway pieces first but on this occasion Emma Stone beat her to the punch.

The blonde actress was the first to wear this brown Rochas Fall 2012 dress to ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ Tokyo premiere back in June.

Her drop-waist dress with a puffy skirt was styled with cute Christian Louboutin ‘Love Me Bow’ heels and a rolled updo.

Anna wore her dress to the Miu Miu Spring 2013 presentation during Paris Fashion Week back in October.

The editor-at-large of Vogue Nippon styled her brown dress with aqua-blue accessories including Miu Miu booties, Anna Dello Russo for H&M earrings and a croc bag by Brazilian designer Paula Cademartori.

Emma wins for me as I prefer her softer approach to styling this look.

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Who Wore Armani Better Anna Dello Russo or Fan Bingbing

Anna Dello Russo was the first to wear this Giorgio Armani black Fall 2012 sequin dress when she took her front row seat at the Saint Laurent Spring 2013 show during Paris Fashion Week back in October.

The editor-at-large for Vogue Nippon styled her look with an armful of bracelets, cap-toe pumps, a gold clutch and drop earrings.

A relatively demure look by her standards.

Fan Bingbing wore the same look last month while attending the Bazaar Men’s Style Awards held in Beijing, China.

She opted to style her look with the same runway hat, platform heels and a red Louis Vuitton bag.

After being on the fence when it came to Bingbing’s look, seeing the look without the hat has swayed me to appreciate that added quirk. It really adds lift to the look so the Asian beauty wins for me.

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I hope you all keep up with my tweets and Instagram pictures from the MAC & Carine Roitfeld ‘Le Bal’ celebrations which took place yesterday at the Hotel Salomon de Rothschild during Paris Fashion Week.

One of the first to arrive was the lovely Karlie Kloss, my hero, who looked gorgeous wearing an Alexander Wang Spring 2013 fresh-off-the-runway look.

She got the ‘smoky eye’ memo, as did Poppy Delevingne, who smouldered on the red carpet wearing an Emilio Pucci black long-sleeve dress with a gold dragon from the recent Spring 2013 collection.

Carine Roitfeld arrived wearing signature all black Givenchy avec smoky eyes, the inspiration for the whole evening.

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