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Cindy Crawford‘s daughter’s stint as a model for Young Versace will be her last — for now. Mama Crawford says her little girl, Kaia Gerber, is going to have to wait until she’s older if she wants to actually do work as a model.
Arianna Huffington is a front row darling whenever New York Fashion Week rolls around, but does she actually watch the shows she’s invited to? Photographic evidence says no.
We’d been wondering whether Occupy Wall Street would try to make a statement during Fashion Week, and it turns out they’ve had something planned for the last day of shows all along. OWS organizers plan to march on the first of this afternoon’s two Calvin Klein‘s runway presentations, and they’re going to set up a makeup booth when they get there.
Stylist Brad Goreski told us last night just before the Oscar de la Renta show that he was hoping “to see gowns that will definitely end up on the red carpet” by the time the Academy Awards are here. And while the show had no shortage of gorgeous floor-length dresses that Goreski’s clients will love, what we loved was the hyper intelligent interplay between prints, textures and embellishments. Oscar got smart on us in a way that almost blew our minds.
How sad were you when three time US National Ice Skating Champion Johnny Weir announced that he was leaving fashion behind last month to train for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi? (We know, we know — we were devastated, too!) Fret no longer! Though he’ll be training hard for the most of the next two years, he told us last night that he’ll take a little time here and there to do a few fashion-related things.
If you think Fashion Week is basically one big, glamorous trade show, then you’re correct — but it’s also a huge cash cow for New York City — it’s on track to generate some $865 million this year alone. And Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced yesterday that he’s doing everything he can to keep that money coming in year after year.
There’s no shortage of things people who haven’t been invited to fashion week will do to get in, but this one takes the cake. Apparently two random guys told organizers at the tents they needed to get in to secure the area for the arrival of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Almost every model who walked in designer Tracy Reese‘s fall runway show on Sunday wore a pair of sunglasses or a long-billed cap. And why? Ostensibly, to shield their eyes from the pleasantly garish amount of bright colors they were wearing — or maybe just to block all the hate from the wide-eyed fans in the front row
Diane von Furstenberg‘s show notes promised lots of drama and a healthy dose of sexual tension in her fall 2012 runway presentation. And while her clothes were good (because honestly, they’re never not good), what was actually delivered was a mix of conflicting personalities. The models were dressed like red carpet divas, corporate warriors and quirky girls all at once.
The saying goes that if you build it, they will come. So Tommy Hilfiger, that old stalwart of American design, built a park in the middle of New York City for his fall 2012 runway presentation. And celebrities and editors and fashion lovers alike all came in droves to see it.
From darkness to light, from hell to heaven, Prabal Gurung once again hit a runway homerun.
We never sit front row. We’re content being anonymous show watchers sitting (or often standing) in the back. But today something weird happened. We sat front row at Peter Som.
Paper‘s Mickey Boardman is a front row staple and one of the most quotable guys in the biz. We caught up with him at today’s Peter Som show to chat about reality TV and the Rachel Zoe-Brad Goreski feud.
One day in, and we already have a pretty good sense of what people will be wearing off the runway this show season.
Last night, the night before the first official day of New York Fashion Week, we went back to college.
Fashion Week is here, friends! We have all sorts of exciting plans that involve Alexander Wang, Oscar de la Renta, and even an S&M dog fashion show, and we want to make sure you get to join in the fun.
If you thought Diane von Furstenberg was going to let the modeling industry get away with putting models who can’t legally drive on her runway, you thought wrong. In a letter sent to people who’ll be involved with Fashion Week this fall, the CFDA president reiterated that no one under 16 will be allowed on the New York runways, and models who are noticeably unhealthy should be dismissed.
Without a doubt, the single best event we went to last Fashion Week was the Advanced Style party co-hosted by Tavi Gevinson. The music and the guest list were pitch perfect — from Ira Glass to the incredibly fashionable women of Ari Seth Cohen‘s fantastic street style blog.
Just when there was a glimmer of hope for the international Fashion Week calendar to get straightened out, the French fashion authority has announced that it cannot comply with the tentative plan drawn up by its counterparts in Italy, England and the United States.