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As much as we love Black Swan, the special effects, and parodies of it done by both adults and children, we’ve managed to stay relatively mum regarding the controversy over whether or not Rodarte would be given appropriate credit when it came to awards season — mainly because it all seemed like a moot point anyway. (More on that in a second.) But now the film’s official costume designer Amy Westcott has spoken up and suffice it to say, she is not happy.
The stars of HBO’s polygamist drama Big Love stepped out Wednesday night to celebrate the premiere of the show’s fifth season. And as any good fashionista knows, where Chloe Sevigny goes, a fashion moment will follow. But Ginnifer Goodwin gave Sevigny a run for her money on the red carpet and now it’s up to you to decide: who was last night’s best dressed?
Yes, dear readers, film awards season is upon us! You can expect day-of preshow liveblogging and morning-after red carpet roundups in the months to come, but for now we will satisfy your cinematic style needs with an analysis of the fashion found in your favorite Golden Globe Best Picture nominees.
he buzz surrounding Darren Aronofsky’s new film Black Swan has officially reached a fever pitch and while most of it surrounds star Natalie Portman and her potential Oscar nomination, a fair amount can be attributed to the baroquely beautiful costumes Rodarte designed for the actual “Swan Lake” performance in the film. But in spite of their allure, the costumes apparently had one fatal flaw.
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.
Fall is the best. Crisp air, apple cider, decorative gourds. And the sartorial options! Scarves, sweaters and tights — oh my! Yes, we love ourselves some fanciful hosiery, but how much is too much to spend on lust-worthy legwear?
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.
Allow us to be blunt: Kate and Laura Mulleavy are great designers, but frequently we find their collections to be so good they’re intimidating and even look hard to wear. Their Rodarte collection for spring 2011 is proves they can do commercial clothes just as well as they can do what could pass for couture.
Like most other fashion shows, yesterday’s Rodarte presentation was littered with celebrity guests, Kanye West among them. WWD caught up with the musician backstage and found that, in addition to a warmer, cuddlier more respectful attitude toward award-winning teenage singing sensations, he also had a sparkly new smile.
At Rodarte’s Fall 2010 show last February, attendees saw distressed bridal-looking gowns walk down an aisle covered with dripping candles. But even the gorgeousness and eccentricity of the Rodarte show couldn’t keep onlookers from noticing a certain CEO in the front row — Pierre-Yves Roussel, head of LVMH’s fashion division.
Exactly one month ago, after MAC and Rodarte discovered that their Mexican-inspired and inappropriately named makeup collaboration was offending potential customers, they decided to donate all of the proceeds from the collection to families of young women in dangerous areas like Juarez. But today, they announced that the makeup won’t even be shipped to stores.
We recently stumbled upon a news story on a drunken fight-turned-accident involving a woman, her heels, and the left eye of her boyfriend. Cringing and yet oddly inspired, we tried to imagine what pair of heels would be capable of screw driving themselves into someone’s brain. While we don’t encourage violence, the following shoes are weapons unto themselves.
Ever since details of the collaboration were revealed, the Rodarte for MAC make-up collection has sparked controversy among fashion writers with its thoughtless product names and lack of skintone variety. After a letter of apology, a promise to change the product names, MAC revealed plans to donate a portion of the proceeds to those in need in Juarez. And now they’ve taken things one step further. On Friday, MAC executives announced that they had made arrangements for 100% of the collection’s global profits to be donated to initiatives benefitting the women and girls of Juarez.
Missed any fashion news this week? Our five-day retrospective should have you covered on everything from transgender model Lea T‘s spread in French Vogue to why the Mulleavy sisters stood up Michelle Obama.
Pop quiz! What do you do when you get a personal invite to the White House? While the right answer is obvious — show up — the wrong answer, which will from here on out be known as the Rodarte response, is to make like the Mulleavy sisters and no show.
Kate and Laura Mulleavy are at it again, this time designing a line of tees in collaboration with Rialto Pictures to celebrate the 50th anniversary and rerelease of the French film Breathless. (Don’t worry. We’d never heard of it either.)
Itching to get your paws on that dowdy lavender ode to the Wild West that actress Vera Farmiga donned for last night’s Met Gala? Or perhaps you’ve just been dying to get stood up at the altar and think Kirsten Dunst’s matronly white frock and matching lace-up boots would be perfect to add sartorial shame to public scorn. Well, ladies, fret not. In fact thanks to the big event’s retail-minded co-host, last night’s trash (for a sincere lack of a better word) can be your designer treasure because starting today all the Gala-approved “x Gap” garbs go up on the auction blocks.
The theme for this year’s Met Costume Institute Gala is “American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity” and, appropriately, Gap is the sponsor. Though unarguably one of America’s most quintessential brands, Gap is hardly known for its evening wear. So what will the attendees be wearing?
Model Marloes Horst recently posed in nothing (literally) but a bunch of fake tattoos for a spread titled, Tattoo Me Beautiful in China Vogue’s May 2010 issue. We’ll admit it: we’re a little into the tattoo trend. But these tattoos? Not so much.