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Who knew that an extra layer and a hip accessory would be all it took to transform a bandage dress into the pinnacle of downtown cool. Sleeves! Hats! A revelation! Not that the label’s signature style was the only thing to see on the runway at yesterday’s Hervé Léger by Max Azria show. No, it would be hard to miss the gigantic fur hoods worn by a number of the models, and even before everyone took their seats, the melee of photographers and journalists surrounding the front row celebs was, as per usual, a spectacle unto itself. We caught up with one such A-list showgoer, Coco Rocha, backstage after the show to hear her thoughts on the collection, how she’s weathering the blizzard, and where she’ll be watching the premiere of her new reality series “The Face”.
We may have had to trudge our way through snow banks and hop over puddles of slush to get there, but backstage at yesterday’s Hervé Léger by Max Azria show, the models looked as if they’d just stepped in from a day in the hot sun. Needless to say, we were rather jealous, so we had to find out exactly how to recreate the look for ourselves.
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.
As purveyors of sexy, look-at-me bandage dresses, Hervé Léger often skews a little more club girl than cool girl. But not so this season. For one, the pieces were all in neutral tones, save for a few pops of rich cobalt, so the look wasn’t nearly as flashy as in seasons past. Furthermore, designer Max Azria took inspiration from the quilters of Gee’s Bend, Alabama, which translated to unexpectedly intricate, sometimes kaleidoscopic-looking dresses that flew way beyond your run-of-the-mill bodycon.
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.
Colorblocking is undeniably one of this season’s most popular trends. A descendant of last year’s minimalist look, colorblocking amplifies simplicity with loud, vibrant colors.
Designer Hervé Léger says models today are too skinny. In an interview, the man behind the ever present bandage dress told The Daily Front Row that the generic slate of models he sees in every fashion show is so uninspiring that he chooses to only show his Herve L. Leroux collection in presentation format at his showroom.
New York Fashion Week is finally over! It was exciting, beautiful, disorganized, fun and most of all exhausting. And we loved every second of it.
Fashion Week has come and gone, and while we made our way to quite a few shows, nobody seemed to be as ubiquitous as Gossip Girl‘s Jessica Szohr.
Each season we look forward to seeing how Max Azria will update his now ubiquitous bandage dress for Hervé Leger. For spring/summer 2011, Azria drew inspiration from Versailles.
Yesterday, during Max Azria‘s Herve Leger show, we tweeted the following: “Exactly one black model at Herve Leger.” It was an obvious observation, and itt turns out that we weren’t alone. Jenna Sauers of Jezebel, a site known for keeping tabs on runway and fashion diversity, asked Azria about his almost all-white cast after the show. His answer may surprise you.
It’s not that we don’t love Hilary. In fact, we rarely take issue with her wardrobe. She happens to be one of the only Hollywood girls her age who often times dresses appropriately — never too short, never too much cleavage. Our one complaint stems from a simple lack of creativity.
Ah, the repeat dress. How much we love seeing you. This weekend, we praised former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell for looking fresh and sexy in her Herve Leger blue tonal banded dress. But alas, Ms. Halliwell was not the first to wear it.