Nine loyal consumers that spazzed over their favorite designers & their logos in ink!
1. Vivienne Westwood
6. Louis Vuitton
9. Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Fendi, & Gucci
”I always go to the Givenchy archives. By accident I was in the room with all my stuff, and I found things I did when I was younger that I did here in different ways. It’s eight years this season that I’ve been at the house. I was like a gypsy—you know, gypsies are always recycling old clothes. It was really one of the most fun collections I’ve done in my career.” -Riccardo Tisci (Style.com)
The stars were out last night at the 2013 CFDA Awards from Oscar de la Renta receiving the Founders Award from none other than Hillary Clinton, to Ralph Lauren presenting Vera Wang with the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement. The annual show, hosted by Bravo’s Andy Cohen, took place at Lincoln Center in New York City, embracing the most talented fashion contributors of the year. Some of the highlights include:
Womenswear Designer of The Year: Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler
Menswear Designer of The Year: Thom Browne
Accessories Designer of The Year: Phillip Lim
Tim Blanks of Style.com also won the Media Award stating one of my favorite quotes of the night, “We all play a roll in Fashion, and if I can communicate my unholy enthusiasm for what I do, than I’m winning.”
Among all of the award winners, they were quick to thank Diane Von Furstenberg and Steven Kolb of the CFDA. Andy Cohen did a fabulous job adding light and humor to what can be known as a somewhat “uptight” crowd- but making sure to wisely thank Anna Wintour at the end of his opening monologue. Call the fashion enthusiasts whatever you want, but you have to give it to them. Working tirelessly throughout the year, to ensure that our favorite celebrities and fashionistas are dressed in the most stylish get-ups for us to drool over calls for a moment to shine- and that they did! Check out some of the most glamorous looks from the Oscars of Fashion.
International Award honoree Riccardo Tisci with Jessica Chastain, in a Givenchy look by the designer, with Irene Neuwirth jewels.
Karlie Kloss, center, in Cushnie et Ochs, with designers Michelle Ochs and Carly Cushnie.
Ralph Lauren with Vera Wang
This past Thursday, “The Ultimate Gold Collection,” Fashion Show premiered at the annual film festival in Cannes. Models such as Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Karolina Kurkova, Karlie Kloss, Alessandra Ambrosio, and more, modeled gold gowns made by Tom Ford, Alexander McQueen, Dior, Givenchy, Burberry, Luis Vuitton, Versace, Prada, etc. down the runway. A complete total of 40 lovely models participated in the catwalk for this event which was created as a tribute to Elizabeth Taylor. Also included at the event were live performances from Elie Goulding, Hot Chelle Rae, Dame Shirley Bassey, and other surprise performances. The gowns and accessories worn down the catwalk were absolutely stunning, and there is no doubt that our beloved Elizabeth was proud.
Every year, the world’s top fashionable socialites gather together to welcome the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s fashion exhibit at the Costume Institute. It is not only one of the chicest events of the year, but one of the most exciting nights for the fashion world, as followers stalk live streaming videos, websites, and instagram accounts to get a glimpse of the red carpet. With this year’s theme being a rebellious one, “Punk: Chaos to Couture,” I was particularly thrilled to see how dangerous attendees were willing to go (especially with the more reserved dressers like Jessica Biel and Jennifer Lawrence). Boy did they deliver! In no special order, here are my top five favorite picks of the night.
Rooney Mara looked absolutely STUNNING in this white Givenchy gown. The lace embellishments, gold zippers, plunging neckline, and shoulder detailing made this one of the most elegantly edgy silhouettes of the night. As a co-chair for this year’s benefit, Mara did her position justice.
As expected, supermodel Anja Rubik killed it in this Anthony Vaccarello leather dress. Taking a Cruella De Vil-meets-punk look, Rubik completed the ensemble with cat eyes, cool slicked back hair, and a bold deep red lip. She was effortless yet put together, making punk sexier than ever.
Academy Award winner Anne Hathway looked absolutely amazing in none other than Valentino. Showing off her envy-worthy figure while complimenting her new blonde pixie hairdo, Anne gave us a look into her rebellious side with this vintage gown. She was dark, mysterious, and revealing without showing too much. Just perfect.
“Punk is about not caring what anybody thinks,” the megastar is quoted in saying. And that is exactly what she went with. Madonna, who was rocking a Givenchy coat, chains and jewelry, and fishnet stockings fully committed to the punk theme… and it was good. She was fashionably reckless, which we were all thankful for, since it made Madonna one of the night’s highlights.
Sarah Jessica Parker
The list would not be complete without the big SJP. Wearing a custom Giles dress AND custom Christian Louboutin shoes, Sarah Jessica Parker gave punk a high-fashion, couture twist. Oh, and we couldn’t forget about her faux mohawk, also known as her Philip Treacy headpiece… adding on to her elegant take to the evening.
It was interesting to see how each celeb tackled this tricky theme, which in its core goes against the mainstream. Some were bland, others daring, but as anticipated, each icon brought something special to the red carpet, making it a fashionably exciting night.
All photos VIA NY Magazine
Rihanna kicked off her huge 27-city Diamonds tour in Buffalo, NY, and after a brief battle with laryngitis, we are finally able to ooze over the sex-infused costumes- which did not disappoint. Stylist Mel Ottenburg, ensured that the star look no less than ultra chic while she rocks on stage in custom made couture realness. Alber Elbaz for Lanvin, Raf Simons, Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy, and Adam Selman, were some of the components that made up the envious urban-swager cocktail that Rihanna so effortlessly made cool. “The most amazing thing about Rihanna is what a chameleon she is,” said Ottenberg, whose worked with Riri for two years. “She’s always up for something new. She’s fearless, she knows what she likes, and it’s fun to see which ideas she’ll jump for.”
The Diamonds- seven costume- lineup began with a gorgeous, floor-length, black Givenchy couture cape, embroidered coats, shorts, and bra. But with a tour that’s named Diamonds, the singer gave us more than just a faint of glitter, ending with the most stunning of all; a tailor-made, shimmering Lanvin jumpsuit that had me breathless. It’s no secret that RiRi is on top of the world of music right now, and other than her amazing album ‘Unapolagetic’, the sartorially genius tour was icing on the cake.
Givenchy Couture Printed Parka
Left: Alber Elbaz Right: Raf Simons
It’s about time…!
The fashion genius behind the House of Balenciaga for over 15 years is on the toes of his return to the industry. After stepping down as the head of the Parisian mega house late last year, eventually being proceeded by American design star Alexander Wang, Ghesquiére is now in talks with multiple investors to head his own namesake, reports Alexa of the New York Post. Alexa spills the beans on rumors that Ghesquiére is tossing around deals with major players such as PPR’s (Owners of Balenciaga) biggest rival LVMH (Owners of Louis Vuitton and Givenchy), Diesel, and Li & Fung. All showing that Ghesquiére is one of fashion’s hottest commodities.
Balenciaga (Nicholas Ghesquiére)
Balenciaga (Alexander Wang)
This is all appealing news for the industry, after the utter flop that was Wang’s first go at Balenciaga for Fall 2013 upon which we are sure EVERYONE and we mean EVERYONE – (PPR) are feeling the loss of Ghesquiére’s genius. The biggest take away from this is that these major companies are even considering starting a completely new designer line in this consumer climate and economy is unheard of; however if there is anyone that we believe has the charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent to take the fickle fashion industry by storm all over again it is Mr. Ghesquiére. Not to mention with support from ultra-elite fashion friends like Grace Coddington (Creative Director/VOGUE US) and Karl Lagerfeld (Creative Director/Chanel) giving you 100% support there’s no stopping the soon be take over. We definitely see a VOGUE cover upon collection number 1 and it becoming the next cult following (i.e. Riccardo Tisci). There’s no word on exactly how close Nicholas is to locking in a deal, but it won’t be long. Until then we’ll all wait with bated breath for the grand return.
ARE YOU GUYS EXCITED FOR GHESQUIERE’S RETURN??
Feel the thrill of the frill this spring, and let your inner girly-girl shine. I always love a little cha cha cha in my wardrobe, but despite the realm of flamenco dancing, and my Easter gown when I was five, ruffles have made a modern-day comeback. The 2013 take is a structured one, offering the perfect balance between maximal and minimal qualities. The new and improved ruffle works for everyone, which has heavy hitters, Gucci, Balenciaga, and Givenchy totally on board.
Ever wonder where the term “Little Black Dress” came from? Well wonder no more, little fashionistas, the answer awaits you:
Audrey Hepburn, originally born “Audrey Kathleen Ruston” has been considered a fashion icon since the day she stepped foot into the spotlight, and she has been idolized ever since. In fact, the term “little black dress” came from one of Hepburn’s most beloved roles in the 1961 film, “Breakfast At Tiffany’s.” The dress she wore in the beginning of the film became the most iconic article of clothing in the 20th century. Who can we give credit for this iconic black dress made of Italian satin? Hubert de Givenchy, of course. Hepburn often referred to Givenchy as her best friend, who designed and hand stitched this little black dress specifically for her role in the movie. (Where can I find a BFF like that?) Although, the original design was never approved for the movie due to the sexiness of it. The dress was then given to Edith Head for the bottom half of it to be redesigned, but we can all still thank Givenchy for the original inspiration because it was he who also came up with the layered pearl necklace, black gloves, and the long cigarette for her character. This was then know as the “Audrey Hepburn Style.”
Givenchy made three copies of the sleeveless, floor-length dress. One was for him to keep (later donated,) the second was put on display in Madrid after the movie was filmed, and the third was sold at an auction to an anonymous caller (creepy) for $923,187.
In 2006, Natalie Portman was the lucky girl chosen to wear the original dress for the cover of Harper’s Bazzar Magazine. That’s right, Portman wore the dress that was once worn by the legendary Audrey Hepburn, and she looked just as stunning.
As you can see, Audrey Hepburn was and is still loved by millions, everywhere, and her fashion sense continues to inspire.