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Casting for New York Fashion Week is well under way, a fact made obvious by the packs of long-limbed pretty people we spotted roaming around the city this weekend. On Saturday, we stopped by the offices of BCBG Mx Azria and Hervé Léger by Max Azria to take a peek behind the scenes and see what goes in to casting two of the week’s hottest runways.
Early this morning we strapped on our heels and headed uptown to Lincoln Center for our first show of New York Fashion Week: BCBG Max Azria. We started backstage, where we were jostled by crowds of photographers, harried PR reps, and bloggers alike, until finally found our way to the eye of the storm, aka hair and makeup. Stylists smudged kohl liner and mussed-up the hair of an army of razor-cheekboned models, including some of our favorites like Liu Wen and Ruby Aldridge, both of whom were clad in quintessential model/rockstar-off-duty noir attire.
No week is complete without a super hilarious lawsuit to discuss, right? A $220 million lawsuit has been filed against Max Azria and BCBG, and the details are incredibly bizarre. According to WWD: The complaint was filed by Jimmy Esebag, Camden Healthcare, and United Medical Devices in connection with a proposed transaction that involved Playboy [...]
Halston, the brand which has lost no less than four of its most famous executives in the past two weeks, might not be doomed to a disastrous death after all. Word has it that some of the people who run BCBG Max Azria could be helping to bring the brand back to life.
We learned lots of things this week! The Kardashians‘ deal with MasterCard has turned sour, fake Vuitton bags are hard to come by and Karl Lagerfeld is a cocktail. Also: Angelina Jolie is a four-time Vogue cover girl, and magnetic underwear is a thing that exists.
The top designers at New York Fashion Week have been fighting with IMG, which organizes Fashion Week presentations, over its policy for celebrity arrivals. Above, Bradley Cooper with Dee and Tommy Hilfiger before the designer’s 25th Anniversary show.
Peter Som has been showing a mix bold patterns and bright color for the last three seasons, so it’s comes as no surprise that now the practice is experiencing a moment, Som still does it best. His collection for Spring Summer 2011 is a very girly, very short and very colorful answer to the muted minimalism we’ve seen from Richard Chai, Rachel Comey and BCBG.
Max Azria’s BCBG collection for spring/summer 2011 is pretty. It is. Soft, muted tones of gray, beige, greige and the like pervade, as do gauzy, feminine fabrics.
If there is anyone who knows how to shut it down on the runway with a cool factor slant on fashion, it is Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough. The Proenza Schouler twosome win my heart season after season, most recently with their graffiti fun F/W Collection which is full of eye-catching wardrobe prizes, like today’s Graphic Silk Babydoll Dress.
It’s the health discovery heard ’round the world — in the BCBGs, the Nordstroms, the lifestyle shopping centers popping up on every corner of suburbia — and it’s making us realize why the caged bird sings. Okay, not really, but we are starting to make sense of the boyfriends and brothers who sit gloomily in loveseats and on benches of retail stores everywhere.