Paris Fashion Week this year was aaaaaaaaamazing. Between the designers, the new collections, the fabulous models and the new trends to look out for, it’s so much to take in. So here’s a list of Paris Fashion Week’s top WOW moments.
Kendall Jenner walked for Chanel in their supermarket themed show, showing that the Keeping up with the Kardashians starlet is more than just a pretty face. This comes as a bit of a shock since Chanel’s designer, Karl Lagerfeld, had some not so nice words to say about the family last year, but it seems Kendall has changed his mind. The tall brunette beauty also graced the Givenchy runway with her, very talked about, bleached eyebrows.
Anna Wintour sat second row at Valentino’s fall 2014 show today which caused a decent amount of buzz. Though some believe it had to do with possible drama, the truth is seating was limited and the talented designer gave up her seat so one of her editors could sit in the front. Talk about a class act.
Cara Delevingne has made yet another BIG impression on the fashion world with her quirky attitude and hilarious personality. While walking down the catwalk at the Stella McCartney show in Paris, Cara decided that for the finale she would ditch the serious model walk and, instead, shimmy/skip her way down instead.
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If you’re the creative director of super high-end designer label, chances are people value your taste and opinion.
So when Riccardo Tisci compared Kim Kardashion to Marilyn Monroe in a recent interview with The Sunday Times, the world is forced to pay attention.
“I met her as the girlfriend of a good friend,” Tisci said (referring to Kanye). “I just wanted a moment with her to understand— and I fell in love. She’s the Monroe of our age. People think she’s like a doll, but actually she’s tough and clever.”
There are certainly similarities between the two: the paparazzi, the fascination, the curves, the fame…It’s impossible not to see the comparison. But does that mean Kim K will be a cultural icon for generations to come? Only time will tell.
Riccardo Tisci, creative director for Givenchy, has released news declaring R&B singer Erykah Badu as the face of the spring/summer 2014 collection for the company. The new collection will portray Badu’s eccentric style and helps Givenchy rectify the belief that runway models are mainly white models. The company is thoroughly excited about the collaboration and states that they love the creative style and unique ideas Badu has brought to the table.
I don’t know about you, but I cannot wait to see the rest of the collection as soon as it’s released.
The photo above is one of the pictures Givenchy posted to their Instagram… Oh. Em.Gee. Anticipation doesn’t even begin to cover it.
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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.
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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