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Doesn’t everyone have one?
Our enthusiasm for Fashion’s Night Out pretty much went out the window the third time someone nearly knocked us over last year trying to elbow their way to the in-store bar, but we realize there are those of you with higher crowd thresholds and a greater will to meet Kim Kardashian, so for you we’ve got some details for September 6th!
Yesterday Erin Fetherston presented her fall Erin by Erin Fetherston collection, and we popped by backstage to chat with the designer. She told us all about her inspiration for the season, which is chock full of sequined party dresses, printed maxidresses, and plenty of draping.
Oh, Erin Fetherston. Why are you and your apartment both so lovely? The designer let Vogue‘s Lauren Santo Domingo into her French-inspired home for the latest installment of APT with LSD, and we have to say, we’re really effing jealous of how cool it is.
Last week, we heard that Zac Posen had signed on to design Bella Swan’s wedding dress in the latest installment of the Twilight series, Breaking Dawn. Now, it appears that Posen is just one of many designers with their name in the ring — nine of which agreed to share their sketches with InStyle. Let’s take a look!
We happen to think Target diffusion lines are really, really amazing. Not only does Target generally price things appropriately — they also have the sickest collaborations. And this is why the announcement of their Designer Collective project is the best news we’ve heard all week.
We loved designer Erin Fetherston’s shimmery gold look for last night’s Costume Institute Gala so much that we even gave her a spot on our best-dressed list. Which is why we were astonished to hear that the shiny caftan was made from actual Juicy velour — as in, the same material from whence those ubiquitous tracksuits came.
Monday night marked the single biggest event on fashion’s yearly calendar: The Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute Gala. The theme this year was American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity and, appropriately, focused on American style through the ages. We’ve touched on some historical icons and wondered how exactly the Gap — this year’s sponsor — was going to pull off outfitting stars for the red carpet, but the photos are up and the guests have made it past the very velvet rope, so now the fun part begins.
We’re all for fashionable collaborations around here — especially those that bring some of our favorite designers back down to earth. It’s a total win-win, the large chain retailers can actually afford to pay the poor struggling designers and us consumers, well, we get to enjoy some democratically priced designer merch. So you’d expect we’d be completely over-the-moon that too-cute for words designer Erin Fetherston has been tapped to do a collection for a readily available mass-market brand.