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Does Louis Vuitton's Fall 2013 Video Short Promote Prostitution?

Earlier this month, Louis Vuitton released its latest short film promoting their Fall 2013 collection. The film features Cara Delevingne, Isabeli Fontana, Georgia May Jagger and others strutting along the Rue du Pont Neuf in Paris at night wearing Marc Jacobs' sultry lingerie. Some critics are calling the video short an attack on women's rights and the luxury label is now under fire with accusations of promoting prostitution.

While a majority of the film has the models skulking around corners and climbing into the backs of cars semi-naked, it then cuts to footage of the brand's A/W 2013 runway show. When Louis Vuitton was contacted for a statement they said: "This video was created and broadcast by Love."

Who is Love? The statement is referring to Love Magazine. Katie Grand, Editor-In-Chief of Love Magazine and style consultant to the Marc Jacobs brand, was the one responsible for styling the models and hiring James Lima to direct. Did Louis Vuitton just throw Katie and her creative team under the bus, making them fashion roadkill? I am sure that was not the case.

Here is the video for your viewing pleasure.

What are your thoughts? Do you think Louis Vuitton should issue an apology?

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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Spring Breakers Paris Premiere: What Ashley, Selena, Vanessa and Rachel Wore

Last night was the red carpet premiere for Spring Breakers in Paris. The film's plot revolves around four young college girls (Gomez, Hudgens, Benson and Korine) who land in jail for robbing a restaurant to fund their Spring Break trip. The quartet are soon bailed out by a drug and arms dealer, played by James Franco, who wants them to do some dirty work. The film's four leading ladies stepped out in sexy designer frocks, but I fear of few of their sartorial choices were just plain criminal.

Ashley Benson stepped out for the premiere in Paris wearing this sexy black, beaded Amit GT mermaid gown featuring a daring cut-out neckline. She styled her look with minimal jewels. Which was the best part because the gown dazzles on its own. Loose wavy tresses and a pink pout added the final touches. I love her hairstyle. However, with this gown, what you cannot see is the sexy cut-out shoulder design that is being covered up by her tumbling locks.

After a fabulous style run this past September at the Venice and Toronto Film Festival red carpet premieres, I cannot help but feel a little let down by Selena's red carpet look for the Paris Spring Breakers premiere. She opted for an electric blue sparkling Gucci minidress featuring an ornate halter neckline. Selena styled her look with metallic Jimmy Choo heels and Pearl Collective earrings. A twisted up-do and smokey blue eye completed her look. I think she may have went a bit overboard with the makeup, as I feel it was a bit too heavy. I think her look is more performance costume at the Wynn in Las Vegas than red carpet premiere.

Vanessa Hudgens opted for a beautiful strapless, pale pink Rafael Cennamo tea-length cocktail dress featuring black beaded rose embellished detailing. This dress was altered from the runway version, which was a silver floor-length gown adorned with soft pink rose embellishments and had a metallic belt. She styled her ensemble with rosette adorned Giuseppe Zanotti black pumps and Sutra drop earrings. A bouffant up-do and black manicure finished her look. I can see why Vanessa had the shorter length, the longer version would have swallowed up her petite frame. I think she should have worn the belt and opted for different shoes, though. Vanessa's makeup was too heavy and goth-like, it feels a bit over the top for the look, more prom and less red carpet.

Rachel Korine wore a strapless violet, curve-hugging Dolce & Gabbana lace sheath dress for the Paris premiere. Frankly, I am already bored, I have see this look too many times. She accessorized her ensemble with black pointed heels and minimal jewels. A bright red-orange matte lip and loose chignon with side-swept bangs provided the final touches to her look.

What do you think of their red carpet style?

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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Anne Hathaway in Prada at the Les Miserables Paris Premiere

Anne Hathaway walked the red carpet for the Paris premiere of Les Miserables in this vibrant satin, fuchsia Prada strapless column gown featuring a bejeweled bust-line.

She accented her elegant ensemble with Tiffany and Co. stacked bangles and dazzling stud earrings.

A strong brow and glossy pout added the finishing touches.

What do you think of Anne's red carpet look? I love this color on her, she looks radiant!

 

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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Kerry Washington in Rochas at the Django Unchained Paris Premiere

Kerry walked the red carpet for the Paris premiere for Django Unchained in this beautiful flowing, floral print Rochas strapless gown featuring a sweetheart neckline and pleated skirt.

The Scandal star styled her ensemble with Nicholas Kirkwood pumps, ivory and diamond Monique Pean earrings and Sydney Evan cocktail rings.

A sleek top-knot and punchy pink pout completed her très chic look.

Do you prefer this look to her Prada dress she wore to the Rome premiere?

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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Diane Kruger in Lanvin at the Champs-Elysees Christmas Lights Launch

Diane attended the Champs-Elysees Christmas Lights Launch Ceremony in Paris, France wearing this gold and black, textured Lanvin dress featuring long-sleeves and a belted waist.

The German actress accessorized her look with black Brian Atwood over the knee boots.

Looped braids and a pink lip provided the finishing touches.

What do you think of Diane's ensemble? How do you feel about her milkmaid braids?

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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Diane Kruger in Jason Wu at the Jaeger-LeCoultre Boutique Opening in Paris

Diane attended the opening for the Jaeger-LeCoultre boutique opening in Paris wearing this sleek, navy and black, lace Jason Wu jumpsuit featuring a belted waist.

The German actress acessorized her ensemble with her gold Jaeger-Coultre watch, strappy Guiseppe Zanotti heels and the Karlie clutch by Jason Wu.

A 1940's inspired half-up, half-down hairstyle and bright red pout completed her look.

What do you think of Diane's ensemble? I love this look, its fun and fresh. I think the styling of her hair and makeup really brought this look to life.

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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Taylor Swift in Kate Spade New York at the NRJ Radio Station

Taylor was spotted in Paris, promoting her new album at the NRJ Radio station wearing this black and white Kate Spade New York fit and flare dress featuring three-quarter length sleeves.

The singer styled her look with black opaque tights, Christian Louboutin heels and a charming necklace by A Size Too Small.

Her signature red pout and glossy tresses completed her sophisticated look.

What do you think of Taylor's ensemble?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can purchase Taylor's Kate Spade New York dress from Nordstrom for $398.00.

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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Look of the Day~ Olivia Palermo in Christian Dior

Olivia attended the Fall 2012 Couture Show for Christian Dior in Paris wearing this sexy, leather, peplum top and flared, navy shorts ensemble from the design house's resort collection.

The reality star accessorized her look with a cream Dior chain strap purse and two-toned, wedge heels.

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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Look of the Day~ Jessica Alba in Versace

Jessica attended the Atelier Versace Fall Fashion Show in Paris wearing this curve-hugging, black, leather, strapless mini dress by the design house adorned with Swarovski crystals.

She completed her edgy look with the Versace mirrored, pointy toe heels and a sleek black clutch also by the Italian label. 

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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Celebrity Style~ Charlize Theron

Charlize attended the Paris premiere of Prometheus in this royal blue, long-sleeve, Stella McCartney sheath dress.

The gorgeous actress added Dana Rebecca Designs diamond jewels and black, suede, Christian Louboutin booties to complete her look.

What do you think of Charlize's look?

Do you love it or loathe it?

Do you think booties are too heavy and weigh the look down? What shoe would you suggest for the leggy blonde? Open toe heel? Jeweled sandal? Let us know what you think!

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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