November 3, 1994 |
The Carousel of Hope ball, dears, is one party where you don't want to be caught in a plain little cocktail dress and Grandma's graduated pearls. To be sure, Barbara Davis, chairwoman of Friday night's fund-raiser for diabetes charities, and her daughters Nancy, Dana and Patty didn't disappoint. Their full-skirted "Age of Innocence" gowns (Nancy's with a bustle) were made to order by Vera Wang, better known as a bridal-gown designer.
January 17, 2003 |
Fellas, get ready to step back -- and step out -- in time. It's that '70s show (flared pants, tight shirts) for several menswear designers who presented their fall-winter 2003-04 collections during Milan's five days of preview shows that ended Thursday. But the retro look didn't stop there; nods went to the '60s British mod swinging styles as well as '80s sportswear references -- and combat looks were in the air with baggy parachute pants and deconstructed military bomber jackets.
September 10, 2001 |
Watching the parade at New York's fashion week, it's easy to forget that fashion isn't just about $5,000 chain-link halter tops. The world is the inspiration for fashion, as National Geographic's lavish new book "Fashion" (National Geographic Society) aptly demonstrates with a collection of photographs culled from the magazine's century-old archives. "The idea was to examine what is fashion," said author Cathy Newman.
May 17, 2013 |
Cannes-do Style: Calvin Klein and the Independent Filmmaker Project celebrated women in film at an event Thursday night that included Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, Carey Mulligan and Harvey Weinstein. In other Calvin Klein news, Mara will be fronting the new Calvin Klein fragrance, Downtown (out in July). Rooney was dressed for last night's fete in a slinky nude-colored Calvin Klein gown and a Jennifer Meyer bracelet. Over at the Chopard Trophy event, model Cara Delevingne made a memorable entrance in a racy, sheer black Roberto Cavalli pantsuit.
July 30, 2012 |
First Lady Michelle Obama spent the weekend at the Olympics, attending opening ceremonies, cheering on the nation's swimmers and sitting in the Williams family box to watch tennis champ Serena Williams advance, among other things. Obama looked sporty but polished as she rooted for men's basketball here. Tavi Gevinson, the 16-year-old fashion blogger who has been famous since she was around 12, is on a whirlwind tour to promote her online magazine, Rookie. [NYT] Chilean designer Maria Cornejo talked to the Wall Street Journal's weekend Off Duty section about her style inspirations: "Cindy Sherman, Tilda Swinton and, when I was a kid, Audrey Hepburn.
November 6, 2012 |
We've just received word that due to the effects of super storm Sandy, the deadline for designer submissions to the 2 013 Red Carpet Green Dress competition , initially set for Nov. 5, has been extended by 10 days to Nov. 15. Organizers of the challenge released the following statement: "To accommodate designers in the USA, Cuba and Haiti who have been struggling, due to Superstorm Sandy, to finish materials by November 5th, Suzy Amis...
May 2, 1990 |
If you think fashion is just supposed to be fun, fall '90 could be the party you've been waiting for. Clothes haven't been such a hoot since Jackie O lived in the White House and the peppermint twist was the only dance in town. Some of the grandest names in the business are flirting with this giddy flame. In Paris, Christian Lacroix has regaled the '90s rich hippie with cashmere ponchos, poor boy sweaters and op-art tent dresses that collide with op-art tights.
February 5, 2013 |
Floral prints are making a big comeback this spring after having been in full bloom on the fall runways back in 2011 at Miu Miu, Givenchy and more. Featuring tropical Hawaiian breeds, orchids or classic daisies, some prints look as if they were plucked straight from the garden. Floral prints and flower embellishments also made their way onto the red carpet. At the recent SAG Awards, Julianne Moore wore a white Chanel haute couture gown with black flowers, Nicole Kidman choose a Vivienne Westwood gown with black-and-navy blue floral embroidery and Ellie Kemper donned a sea-foam green Reem Acra dress also with floral embroidery.
February 24, 2013 |
There's an interesting back story to the mustard-colored gown that “Skyfall” actress Naomie Harris is wearing at the 85th Academy Awards this afternoon - it's the winning design in Suzy Amis Cameron's Red Carpet Green Dress challenge and was designed by Ghana-born Michael Badger, a fashion design student at Savannah College of Art and Design, who was mentored throughout the design process by Vivienne Westwood. We're told that the gown, made from certified organic silk crepe de chine and using recycled zippers, was hand-embroidered by the Royal School of Needlework with vintage glass beads and chocolate candy wrappers.
May 3, 2013 |
Kobe Bryant looked dapper in his tux Thursday night at "An Unforgettable Evening" in L.A. He had to accessorize with crutches, thanks to the torn Achilles that knocked him out of the NBA playoffs, but he seemed to take it in stride as he posed with wife Vanessa. Chelsea Handler, Bruno Mars, Kylie Minogue, Kate Capshaw, Rita Wilson and Carolina Herrera all worked on the gala, sponsored by Saks to benefit the Women's Cancer Research Fund, a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation.