September 8, 2009
Fall 2009 is really luxurious with a little bit of fantasy. I wanted it to be powerful. We incorporated a bold silhouette. The special developed textiles are a huge part of the collection and the techniques - the feathered coats, embroidered dresses. I wanted every dress to be a jewel of its own. I think it's always important. I think women love to show off their waists. And I'm seeing a lot of women wanting to wear dresses again. And the hourglass figure is sort of an agelong quest.
September 10, 2009 |
Fall is fashion's most exciting time of year. But it also raises the most questions: What's the in shoe? Will belts be important? Are we still in a dress season? So, to guide us, I asked some of New York's hottest designers: Isaac Mizrahi, the man who chic-ified Target and stars in the brand-new Bravo reality series The Fashion Show ; Jason Wu, best known for his soon-to- inhabit-the-Smithsonian inaugural gown for first lady Michelle Obama; and Tracy Reese, the delicate hand behind Plenty and her girly self-named label.
March 21, 2012
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September 10, 2009 |
Fall is fashion's most exciting time of year. But it also raises the most questions: What's the in shoe? Will belts be important? Are we still in a dress season? So, to guide us, I asked some of New York's hottest designers: Isaac Mizrahi, the man who chic-ified Target and stars in the brand-new Bravo reality series The Fashion Show; Jason Wu, best known for his soon-to-inhabit-the-Smithsonian inaugural gown for first lady Michelle Obama; and Tracy Reese, the delicate hand behind Plenty and her girly self-named label.
March 4, 2014 |
Hollywood's brightest stars sparkled at Sunday night's Academy Awards in gowns fashioned from nude metallics and white shimmer, wrapping up a nearly flawless red-carpet season. The night's best-dressed prize goes to Naomi Watts, stunning in a white, cap-sleeved dress courtesy of Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein. Lupita Nyong'o was a close second. She looked like she was floating in the icy-blue, whimsical Prada gown that she said reminded her of Nairobi, Kenya, her childhood home.
April 11, 2013 |
Supermodel Cara Delevingne, the 20-year-old face of major fashion brands - think Chanel, Burberry, Marc Jacobs, and YSL - has young girls (and boys) touting her off-the-runway style: slouchy beanie hats, graphic T's, and super-skinny jeans. Take her tomboy minimalist charm and combine it with her ultra-girly looks, and no wonder she walks top designer runways for Diane von Furstenberg, Stella McCartney, Jason Wu, and Oscar de la Renta. In March, British Vogue named Delevingne model of the year.
January 21, 2009 |
From the moment President Obama became a serious presidential contender, fashion pundits have been speculating what - and, more important, who - the first lady would wear come inauguration night. Yet as the clock ticked toward the golden hour of 8 p.m. yesterday, when many of the inaugural balls were scheduled to start, there was no relief in sight. At least the James Gerard Orchestra began to play at the Biden Home States Inaugural Ball. But word on the street was that the Obamas would not arrive at that celebration, hosted by Vice President Biden, until after 11. The delay of delays was a combination of factors: historically huge crowds, a Ted Kennedy seizure, and a longer-than-anticipated parade, scheduled to end at 4:30 p.m. but still going strong at 6:30.
April 24, 2009 |
Jason Wu's life definitely changed when Michelle Obama showed up in his one-shouldered, snow-white inaugural ballgown complete with shimmer and over-the-top embellishments. In fact, the 26-year-old has reached household-name status. And not many designers other than Oscar de la Renta, Kenneth Cole, and Donna Karan know that kind of brand recognition. In the fashion industry, that's priceless. "I was in London recently and people recognized me," the designer said yesterday morning, surrounded by local matrons wearing Wu. "I was in Asia and people recognized me. This is amazing for the brand.
January 23, 2013
"IF BEYONCE'S weave thinks she can upstage me, she is sorely mistaken" - @FirstLadysBangs That's right, folks. First lady Michelle Obama's new hairstyle has its own Twitter account. It makes sense, since the hairdo, unveiled on FLOTUS' 49th birthday last week, was one of the most talked-about things on Inauguration Day. Even President Obama affixed his presidential seal of approval. Way to mix it up, Michelle. She did us proud. I was hoping FLOTUS would turn it out for the inauguration.
December 26, 2013 |
Red-carpet highlights - like the dazzling Armani Privé gown Naomi Watts wore to the 2013 Academy Awards - are definitely worth noting, but fashion moments they do not make. A fashion moment is the ensemble that's the day's watercooler conversation, or perhaps the week's meme. It's a sartorial snippet in time that challenges our notion of style, makes us shake our heads, or nudges us to possibly tweak our own look. From Miley to Kim-ye, here are my picks for the top fashion moments of 2013.