Paris Fashion Week: S/S 2011

1  Céline: In what was easily the most-anticipated show of the week, Phoebe Philo showed a Spring/Summer 2011 collection that continued the key idea she introduced in the resort show season: loose, ivory, wide-leg trousers with bold strips of color down the sides. Color-blocked separates in equally relaxed shapes are sure to be as coveted as her minimalist beige and navy autumn pieces were. Expect to see the knockoffs in Zara come spring.

2  Chloe: Change is good. Just when it seemed fashion was giving us blush and camel overload, Hannah MacGibbon took a departure from the color palette she helped make famous. With an audience filled with editors wearing (you guessed it) camel and blush, MacGibbon sent models out in crisp whites, black and taupe with a single moment of red. The color palette  wasn’t the only major change. Her trademark ‘70s silhouettes were replaced with clean and thoroughly modern minimalist looks.

3  Rochas: In Marco Zanini’s best collection yet, models walked the runway in delicate looks that blurred the line between day- and sleep-wear. The inspiration came from a trip to the village Fjakelmyra, where he encountered  local artist, Slotts Barbro, who ended up making the traditional prints and florals that appeared on his separates and dresses throughout the show. The standouts were Zanini’s silk slip dresses in pale gray, indigo, black and chartreuse. They set the tone for this romantic show. The dresses came at knee length and as ankle-grazing, sheer gowns in the finale.

  Isabel Marant
: Top models from Carmen Kass to Freja Beha looked like the popular kids in school (and let’s face it, these leggy ladies kind of are) in blithe varsity jackets; pastel, cropped skinny jeans; cable-knit sweaters; the tiniest, flouncy mini skirts; and one cool rugby shirt dress. An ’80s hip-hop soundtrack set the young, feel-good tone which was bolstered by a color palette of pink, violet, black and blue.

Sonia Rykiel: Nathalie Rykiel sent out smiling models (so nice to see in the midst of so much serious fashion) wearing fun, mostly knit, dresses, A-line skirts, flared trousers, culottes and jumpsuits in mustard, red, chocolate, pink and blush. Best of all, she covered the season’s ubiquitous trends-(the ‘70s, color blocking, stripes) in a fresh, light-hearted way.


Brooklyn man charged in roommate's stabbing death

A Brooklyn man accused of violently stabbing his roommate to death on Monday is in police custody and faces murder charges.


Dinosaurs could have survived asteroid strike

It turns out there is a good and a bad time for the planet to be hit by a meteor, and dinosaurs were just unlucky.…


OkCupid admits to Facebook-style experimenting on customers

By Sarah McBrideSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - OkCupid, a top U.S. matchmaking website, intentionally mismatched users to test its technology, the IAC/InterActive Corp service said on…


MTA fares still increasing 4 percent in newly…

The agency said the 4 percent increases, previously announced in December, will remain steady even as the MTA deals with increasing labor costs.


Interview: Brendan Gleeson on the way 'Calvary' depicts…

Brendan Gleeson talks about how his new film "Calvary" began over drinks and how his character here is the opposite of the lead in "The Guard."


'Get on Up' producer Mick Jagger on the…

Mick Jagger, a producer on the James Brown biopic "Get on Up," talks about the time had to tell the singer some bad news and his favorite JB record.


'Glee' star Lea Michele to appear on 'Sons…

"Glee" star Lea Michele has been confirmed as a guest star in the final season of "Sons of Anarchy."


TV watch list, Monday, July 28: 'The Bachelorette'…

See Andi Dorfman make her big choice on tonight's 'Bachelorette' finale.


Angelo Cataldi: Ryan Howard deserves better from Phillies

Just last week, Ryan Howard endured the embarrassment of a benching that was inevitable, and yet still shocking.


Larry Donnell has inside track in Giants tight…

Little-known Larry Donnell of Grambling State currently has the inside track, as the second-year player has received the bulk of the first-team reps.


Computer to Jets: Start Michael Vick over Geno…

Jets general manager John Idzik says the choice of who starts between second-year quarterback Geno Smith and veteran Michael Vick will be a “Jets decision.”


Yankees looking to trade for Josh Willingham: Report

CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reported Sunday the Yankees are interested in Twins outfielder Josh Willingham.


Glasgow: Hey, hey, the gangs aren't here

This European city has done a good job getting rid of its more violent residents and revitalizing with artists.


Babson College tops list of best colleges for…

Money magazine has just released its inaugural list of "The Best Colleges for Your Money" -- and the answers have surprised many. Babson College, which…


NYC teens learn how to develop apps during…

Through a program sponsored by CampInteractive, the high schoolers designed their own community-focused apps.


The Ministry of Silly Walks app is both…

Monty Python have dug into their back catalogue for cash-ins once more, but with the Ministry of Silly Walks app, they've made something that's fun too.