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Even if you don’t have six-figures to shell out to add a Nate Lowman bullet-hole piece to your burgeoning art collection, or even four for a silken Jason Wu stunner, you can still get a piece of both with the new tee they’ve created to benefit ACRIA, a community initiative for AIDS research.
Heidi Klum, Angela Lindvall, Carolyn Murphy…Alyssa Milano? While the first three names are up there in the upper reaches of supermodel-dom, the latter is, well, not quite in the same milieu. But the actress is joining their ranks as host of the third season of Project Runway All Stars, where she’ll appear alongside returning judges Isaac Mizrahi and Georgina Chapman — both of whom are Charmed, we’re sure.
With all of the tweets, press releases, Best Dressed lists, and deluges of photographs after a red carpet event, it can be easy to forget all of the work that went in to a dress once it retreats from in front of the flashbulbs. Sure, we get more behind-the-scenes access than ever before with celebrities’ pre-show Instagrams and Twitpics, but the fittings, sewing, sketching, and frantic emailing is inevitably eclipsed by the big moment of the girl and the gown. It’s even further eclipsed when the gown doesn’t see the light of day, and when this happens, says Vera Wang, it is “devastating”.
Monday’s CFDA Awards will mean accolades for deserving designers and, for us, pitch-perfect outfits to fall for. Until photos from this year’s ceremony are in, we’ll satiate ourselves with taking a look back. From Blake Lively’s hot-pink sheath to Jessica Alba’s bold colorblock gown and Lady Gaga’s dramatic black sheer creation, there’s a lot to be said for mining inspiration from the past. See all the looks that stayed in our minds.
Let’s face it: even if one of the attendees at yesterday’s World War Z premiere in London had arrived in a neon orange, sequined, see-thru gown, they still would have had a hard time getting the crowd’s (and cameras’) attention away from Angelina Jolie, who stepped out with fiancé Brad Pitt for the first time since she penned a piece for the New York Times announcing that she had undergone a preventative double mastectomy surgery. Thankfully, no one pulled any such stunts, and the carpet saw only a penguin parade of black and white getups.
Slander, blackmail, insider trading — the accusations lobbied in the war between LVMH and Hermès read like plot points in a particularly juicy Wall Street TV drama. Now there’s one more cliffhanger being thrown into the mix: LVMH may have to fork over 10 million euros for failing to disclose their intent to amass what was, as of December 31, a 22.6 percent stake in their rival company. Gulp.
Going to a tea party in the Hamptons this weekend? No? Us neither, but we’d still love to wear this Oscar de la Renta strolling around this sweltering city of ours.
It’s Friday, kids, and it’s hot out there. So skip your fancy pants and do the khaki dance with The NSJ Crew! The music video is this year’s “Hot Cheetos and Takis” and it’s about to rock your summer.
She may not look like she packs much of a punch, but Tory Burch is a heavy-hitter when it comes to the fight against counterfeiting. Her company won the biggest sum ($146 million!) in our roundup this week of major victories against fashion fakes, and today they have filed no less than four new suits against shady companies allegedly dealing in Tory Burch knockoffs.
Although Anna Wintour would probably sell every last piece of Prada in her wardrobe for a chance to get Kate Middleton on the cover of Vogue, landing a royal is not an easy feat. But Vogue Japan did just that this month, and the results are just as elegant as you might expect.
We’re used to topless fashion shoots in the Next Top Model franchise (and the models’ moral quandaries that come with them), but topless protestors? Not so much. But at last night’s finale of Germany’s Next Top Model, host Heidi Klum was ambushed on stage during the live broadcast by a pair of angry activists with slogans scrawled across their chests.
This girl sure knows how to get people talking.
Whether in a flash of genius over brunch with friends or in an MBA classroom, just about everyone has mulled over the idea of starting a business. Last night, Glamour celebrated women who are making it happen with “Secrets of Start-Up Queens” at the 92Y, and a panel of heavyweight experts: Iman, who founded her cosmetics and skincare line in 1994, Dylan Lauren, founder and CEO of Dylan’s Candy Bar, social media maestro Coco Rocha, Refinery29′s Piera Gelardi, and SoulCycle co-founder Elizabeth Cutler. Aspiring entrepreneurs, take heed: these women really know what they’re talking about.
‘Tis the season for see-through clothing which, as we’re sure you’ve noticed on the streets, can be either a sight for sore eyes or a total eyesore. Case in point: Rose Byrne showed up to the premiere of The Internship yesterday in a perfectly pretty Emilio Pucci frock with sheer paneling, while Isla Fisher arrived at another Hollywood event looking like she forgot part of her outfit.
If there’s anywhere you want to show a little skin, it’s a summer soirée hosted by a men’s magazine. We’re just not sure how we feel about the way some of the guests at last night’s Esquire bash in London went about it. What we are sure about? Jared Leto’s new look was not about to land him any of the models in attendance.
Fresh of the news that she will be fronting Givenchy’s fall ads alongside her mom, Amanda Seyfried, and a host of other muses cool enough to pull off couch florals, Julia Restoin Roitfeld has landed another plumb campaign. And we’ve got a look at the first shot!
Today, after a grueling four-and-a-half-year lawsuit, Versace scored a big win against counterfeiters who were hawking knockoffs of their designer wares on eBay. This is just the latest in a string of slam dunks for fashion brands, as judges have begun cracking down on companies making and selling fake versions of their designs, and we’ve rounded up the ones that we’re sure had them popping the champagne — once they finally made it out of court, that is.
How appropriate. The campaign for Saint Laurent‘s love-it-or-hate-it glam grunge fall collection has just hit the interwebs, and Hedi Slimane tapped love-her-or-hate-her model of the moment Cara Delevingne alongside Z. Cole Smith, a musician with a Kurt Cobain mop and a talent for looking brooding.