>> Alice Dellal may have been a special guest at Alexander Wang, but she was there in spirit at Proenza Schouler — the sideswept wavy hair, red lip, leathers, zippers, and crop tops shown were all reminiscent of her look. She may have been a starting point, but the collection had a downtown refinement that you would never seen in Alice — she revels too much in the grunge. All I have to say is: So many fun, billowy jumpsuits, so little time. And don't forget to check out the accessories — they're part of Jack and Lazaro's first full season effort.
>> Cathy Pill has been showing during couture week since January 2007 when she was invited into the fray by the Chambre Syndicale, but the collection she produced last week for Fall 2008 is really an attention-grabber.
Full of paint-spattered prints and sporty, deconstructed tank dresses, the collection doesn't have all the pomp and circumstance of say, Chanel or Dior couture, but it does hold its own as the voice of a younger generation. Plus, it's worth noting that Cathy was produced by the same Brussels Academy that honed Olivier Theyskens.