NYFW Fall 2012 Page 1
Yesterday McQ, Alexander McQueen‘s lower priced line, held its very first runway show — and what a show it was.
When we saw photos of Kanye West in the front row at London Fashion Week yesterday, we remarked on how much we liked his sweater.
Mulberry has a big ol’ crush on Lana Del Rey, doesn’t it?
Sounds like we missed quite a party being on this side of the pond. Last night Stella McCartney hosted the Fashion Week party to end all Fashion Week parties.
New York Fashion Week is, above all else, exhausting. There are shows and parties and afterparties and after-afterparties on top of, you know, work. How did we survive?
When the first model at Ralph Lauren‘s fall show walked on to the runway to the dulcet sounds of the Downton Abbey theme song, our first thought was: how come no one thought of doing this earlier?
The powers that be at Calvin Klein were good to us today, because not only were we sat directly behind Anna Dello Russo, we were nothing but an arm’s length aisle space away from Emma Stone and Rooney Mara, whose appearance at the fall show this afternoon caused a veritable photographer frenzy. Even Dello Russo stood up to get a better look! And later, we totally busted the New York Times‘ Cathy Horyn taking her eyes off the runway to surreptitiously (or not so much) take a photo of the pair.
When we realized we were seated directly behind Anna Dello Russo at Calvin Klein’s fall show this afternoon, we nearly had a heart attack. Then, once we calmed down ever so slightly, we tapped her on her very furry shoulder and asked her some questions.
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.
We have no idea how this happened or why, but someone convinced Taylor Momsen to not only attend New York Fashion Week, but to look ladylike while doing it!
Garance Doré leads a fairly fabulous French lady life, and now she’s letting us in on how she spends Fashion Week.
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.
Look, we love Daria as much as the next ladyblogger who came of age in the ’90s, but our fangirl flame doesn’t hold a candle to the love Marc Jacobs must be feeling. For his Marc by Marc Jacobs fall collection, the designer walked a veritable army of lookalikes down the runway, complete with combat boots, pleated skirts, and boxy jackets. Did we mention they were also wearing glasses?
We’ve been trying our hardest to internet ignore Lana del Rey, but the buzz surrounding the surprisingly controversial artist is getting harder and harder to drown out. Earlier this week, Tavi Gevinson voiced her defense of del Rey to our friends at both Refinery29 and The Cut — and then yesterday she took in the Rodarte show what can only be described as a pitch perfect homage to the singer. Coincidence? We think not.
For the fashion set, Valentine’s was just another day in this season’s seemingly endless New York Fashion Week. As such, last night we swung by the Park Avenue Armory to take in Sølve Sundsbø‘s video installation “The Ever Changing Face of Beauty” at a party hosted by W Magazine.
One of the great things about covering lesser-known designers at fashion week is the chance to see firsthand some of the untapped talent popping up in the industry. Case in point: Falguni & Shane Peacock, whose show we caught earlier this week.
Following a 60s mod-inspired show, Betsey Johnson celebrated at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week’s official lounge, the Stone Rose at the Time Warner Center. If you were fortunate enough to be on the list, there was an elevator accessible at street level that zipped you straight into the party. However, for those stuck waiting in line at the door, insult was added to injury when the ex-Mr. Kardashian Kris Humphries breezed right to the front.