Paul & Joe epitomizes that special <I>je ne sais quoi</i> that makes French fashion so authentic and timeless. The brainchild of former Azzedine Alaïa designer Sophie Albou, Paul & Joe launched in 1990 as a menswear collection and added women’s clothing in 1995. Named after Albou’s two sons, the label offers everything from women’s dresses and bags to shoes, children’s apparel and cosmetics like its best-selling Alice and Wonderland-themed lipstick collection. From wide-leg pants in sumptuous silk to moisturizing facial masks and men’s button-down shirts, Paul & Joe does it all — and in its own urbane, adventurous style.
It’s all about turning up the volume with this sophisticated assortment from Paul & Joe. Among the pieces: swingy high-waisted dresses rendered in charmuese and cashmere, billowy printed tops, a wide-leg wool pant and flowy silk jumpsuit. In jewel tones, including ruby and emerald, plus oversized florals and plaids, the color palette ranges from subdued to statement-making.
Big deals on big names: Save on this illustrious selection that runs the high-fashion gamut. Check out standouts like casual threads in luxe fabrics—like Geren Ford's silk shifts and jumpsuits—and sleek cocktail dresses in jewel tones from Tocca and Laila Azhar.
Find emblematic summer looks from each of these three highly sought-after designers. From the inimitable Marc Jacobs, it’s an haute-meets-hipster assortment of drop-waist dresses, ruffle tanks and chic bikinis. Alexander McQueen’s diffusion line delivers the cutting-edge glamour with bubble hems and graphic kimonos, while Paul and Joe takes an ultra-feminine turn with flouncy and belted silk dresses.
Floral silk dresses and blouses that feel feminine but not froufrou? C’est possible when they’re created by sophisticated French label Paul & Joe. Although these looks are really too pretty to cover up, the drapey Gruss cashmere cardie and tailored Mustang wool coat will work nicely if you absolutely must. Complete the look with tall boots or two-tone ankle booties.