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It was a quiet night at the Tribeca Film Festival, where Jennifer Morrison, Jamie Chung, and ESPN’s Erin Andrews were fete-ing new films in varying degrees of premiere-appropriate attire. Uptown, ladies who lunch mixed with ladies who run makeup companies who mixed with models, designers, and television hosts for the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s annual spring ball, which was sponsored by Gucci and which had a perhaps unofficial dress code of black and white and gold. Also, Cameron Diaz went out in Las Vegas.
If the pressure of being watched by millions on live television for a few hours everyday wasn’t already pressure enough, anchors and reporters for the nation’s biggest TV news networks are also expected to look good. And instead of phoning it in with cheap suits and overworn pastels, the year’s best newscasters took their on-air — and on the street — wardrobes to new heights with looks that are professional, relatable and still have the ability to inspire serious closet envy.
On Tuesday, designer Dennis Basso unveiled his Spring/Summer 2011 collection at New York Fashion Week. Basso is known for working with and focusing on fur — which is why there were eight police officers outside the tents and every guest had their bag checked for paint — but somehow we were still surprised by the amount of animal skin-as-material we saw in a collection intended to be worn in warm weather.
Hoda Kotb and Kathy Lee Gifford took one for females (and female newscasters!) everywhere today by agreeing to spend the 4th hour of the Today Show sans a stitch of makeup. And lest anyone start asking why this is a big deal, let’s start by pointing out one thing: HD.