July 4, 2013 |
For anyone hoping for a traffic-stopping entrance at this year's Emmy Awards, Elie Saab had much to offer in his fall/winter haute couture collection, shown Wednesday in Paris. A master of red-carpet dressing, Saab in the last year garbed, among others, Lea Michele for the Golden Globes and Sandra Bullock for the Academy Awards. The 19th century Paris Bourse, or historic stock exchange, seemed fittingly grand for Saab's opulent cocktail dresses and gowns. The bride, a standard feature at haute couture shows, especially dazzled in the majestic setting as she emerged from between the classical columns in an eye-popping silver gown, thickly embroidered in sequins, stones and crystals, and trailed by three bridesmaids to carry her veil.
July 1, 2013 |
The fashion crowd celebrated the “Little Black Dress” on Monday at an exhibition curated by Andre Leon Talley, which opens Wednesday at the Mona Bismarck American Center for Art & Culture . The former contributing editor for U.S. Vogue, Talley originally created the show for the Savannah College of Art and Design. Seated at the entrance in a voluminous electric blue caftan, signing books and greeting well-wishers, Talley said the college named a gallery for him and so he figured he had to put something special inside.
June 15, 2013 |
Joanna Krupa had a "million dollar" wedding when she married businessman Romain Zago earlier this week. The Polish-born model-turned-"Real Housewives of Miami" star married Zago, a nightclub impresario, on Thursday. The couple got hitched "in a million dollar princess wedding" at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad, her rep told Us Weekly. "All I will say is that I never had so much fun in my life as lastnite at my wedding w @romain_zago . Couldn't be more perfect!," the newlywed "Dancing With the Stars" alum tweeted Friday.
June 14, 2013 |
Carly Rae Jepsen had the best of both worlds when it comes to fashion at the Fourth Annual amfAR Inspiration Gala in New York City on Thursday night. To perform, the singer wore a cobalt blue trouser suit from L.A.M.B. But before that, she got to be all girly on the red carpet in a diaphanous white gown with a yellow underlay from Carlie Wong's spring 2013 collection. PHOTOS: The Fourth Annual amfAR Inspiration Gala Other notable looks included Uma Thurman in a strapless fuchsia gown by Atelier Versace and Jennifer Lopez in a skin-tight, high-necked, long-sleeved gown by Tom Ford.
June 11, 2013 |
Anyone interested in rock 'n' roll or the future of fashion will want to check out Los Angeles designer Michael Schmidt in conversation with pop culture writer Rose Apodaca on Wednesday at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Throughout his three-decade career, Schmidt has dressed Madonna, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Cher, Fergie, Tina Turner and a constellation of other music stars in provocative costumes using innovative materials (think razor...
June 11, 2013 |
I always thought the Japanese custom of folding paper into 1,000 origami cranes to bless a marriage sounded like a lot of work. But for the last few years in another wedding-related use of paper, the folks at Cheap Chic Weddings and Charmin have teamed up to challenge creative folks to design entire wedding gowns made of toilet paper. Talk about a lot of work. But the results can be pretty amazing. In this year's ninth annual competition, the top prize of $2,000 went to Mimoza Haska, a designer and hairstylist in Surfside Beach, S.C., for the dress she dubbed "Beautiful Swan.
June 10, 2013 |
Fashion commentators took note of the gown Cicely Tyson wore to accept her leading actress Tony on Sunday for her role in "The Trip to Bountiful. " It was eye-catching and comment-worthy. I called it "formidable" in a column Monday morning, finding it almost fortress-like in structure. Others called it futuristic, reminiscent of Ursula the "Little Mermaid" villainess or comparable to a giant purple scrunchy, Brent Lang of the Wrap said in a round-up . But whereas most fashion houses send voluminous emails taking credit for the shoes, gowns or jewelry that actresses wear on red carpets, the designer of Tyson's dress stayed mum for awhile.
June 6, 2013 |
Looking at the 2013 CMT Music Awards red carpet Wednesday, I was struck by how eclectic the stars and attendees are at country events. I mean, there were Taylor Swift, Kristen Bell and Nicole Kidman in flirty short dresses, Carrie Underwood in turquoise shorts, Kellie Pickler in a long, fluid, bedazzled halter gown and Larry the Cable Guy looking like Larry the Cable Guy in his usual jeans, sleeveless T-shirt and cap. But the outfit that really got...
May 25, 2013 |
With film premieres and parties spanning 11 days, the Cannes Film Festival was the red carpet that just wouldn't end. When it came to the fashion stakes, no one could compete with Dior designer Raf Simons and his vision of modern 21st century couture. He dressed dozens of leading ladies in a range of spectacular looks that showcased his flair for bold strokes of neon color and womanly hourglass shapes contrasted with angular, asymmetrical hemlines. And he invited the glittery crowd up the coast to Monaco where he presented the Dior Cruise runway show under a white tent overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Among the best Dior looks: Marion Cotillard in a multi-colored silk bustier dress straight from the Dior Cruise runway at the premiere of "Blood Ties.
May 23, 2013 |
How many little girls have dressed up like Belle from "Beauty and the Beast" and pretended to waltz around a ballroom? Or like Sleeping Beauty dancing with the prince? Now bigger girls can do the same. Disney Consumer Products has teamed with Ashdon Inc. , which specializes in special occasion dresses, on a collection of ballgowns inspired by Disney princesses. The Disney Royal Ball Quinceañera Collection is targeted specifically for Latinas' coming-of-age parties, but they would be appropriate for a Sweet Sixteen, as well.